Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Wendy French
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Wendy French poet

Wendy French lives in South London.


surely you know this (tall-lighthouse, 2009)

Splintering the Dark (Rockingham Press, 2005)

Sky Over Bedlam (tall-lighthouse, 2002)

We have a little sister and she hath no breasts (tall-lighthouse, 2002)

Wendy French works in a freelance capacity promoting writing in healthcare, educational and community settings working with young people with mental health problems, a group of adults with dysphasia and with Age Concern. Previously she was headteacher at Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School. She also runs workshops at literary festivals. Wendy French has co-edited three books of poetry by young people in hospital which were published by Rockingham Press. She is currently undertaking a study into the life and work of Ivor Gurney.

Wendy is on the board of Lapidus (Literary Arts and Personal Development) and believes that words and thinking about words helps all of us better understand our own identities and the world we live in.

She won the inaugural Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine in the NHS section for her poem it’s about a man in 2010.

“Wendy French combines earthy detail with a sense of the intangible. Her gentle, yet urgent poems offer sustenance, conveying the starkness and beauty of reality,” Moniza Alvi                                                            

Wendy French at tall-lighthouse http://www.tall-lighthouse.co.uk/p_wendy-french.html

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