Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Robin Houghton
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Robin Houghton

Robin Houghton is originally from London and has lived in Italy, Germany and the USA. She’s now based in East Sussex. After a career in marketing and an MA in Digital Media from the University of Sussex, she finally became serious about poetry in 2010. She has been published in The Rialto, The North, Agenda, Poetry News, The Interpreter’s House, Mslexia, Ink, Sweat & Tears, The Frogmore Papers and other magazines, as well as in several anthologies.

Awards: New Writer Single Poem competition 2012, the Hamish Canham Prize in 2013, Stanza Competition 2014.

In 2014 Robin co-founded the poets’ collective Telltale Press which published her pamphlet The Great Vowel Shift. Telltale has published two pamphlets so far, with three more planned by emerging poets and members of the collective in 2015.

“… equally at home in poignancy and exuberance” – John McCullough

“Robin Houghton’s chapbook, beautifully produced by Telltale Press, is an engaging collection of amuse-bouches, alternating droll, ‘slants narratives with subtle poignancy.
…her poems live equally comfortably in rural (riverine) and urban environments, and her diversity, cultural references and lack of self-consciousness are really refreshing.” – Afric McGlinchey in Sabotage Reviews

“… a beautifully balanced short pamphlet collection… each (poem) absolutely earns its place”
Clare Best in The Frogmore Papers

A member of the Needlewriters collective in Lewes, the current rep for the Brighton Stanza of the Poetry Society and a prominent blogger, Robin is active in promoting poets, organising and performing at poetry readings and supporting poetry events.

By day, Robin is a social media communications specialist, writer & trainer, mentoring writers on their online presence. She has written three non-fiction books, including Blogging for Writers (Ilex/HOW Books, 2014) and The Golden Rules of Blogging and When to Break Them (by the same publishers, 2015).

Robin’s main website is robinhoughton.com and her blog is Poetgal.

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