2015 News Archive

Who was Edith Morley?

Born in Bayswater in 1875, Edith Morley ‘did hate being a girl’, though she found the middle-class conventions of the day restrictive rather than repressive and benefited from a good education thanks to her surgeon-dentist father and well-read mother. She … Continue reading

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Review: Attwooll’s Sound Ladder reviewed in the latest issue of The North by Noel Williams.

Noel Williams reviews David Attwooll’s The Sound Ladder in The North. He judges the collection to be  “… a cluster of cleverness – some brilliant ideas, some very unusual sideways approaches to getting a decent poem…”; a collection of  “…wide ranging glances … Continue reading

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Review: A Murmuration by David Cooke reviewed in London Grip

A lovely review of A Murmuration in London Grip. It is very positive and gets to the heart of what the poet is thinking. Read the review. Buy the collection.      

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2015 Stanza Poetry Competition: Attwooll and Dyer are commended

The annual Stanza Poetry Competition began in 2007.  There is a winner,  two joint runners-up and ten commended poets.   The theme for the  competition is the antithesis or balance to that year’s National Poetry Day theme. This year, the theme … Continue reading

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Beautiful artwork: Cooke’s A Murmuration gets noticed!

At Two Rivers Press, we pride ourselves on producing beautiful books. It  is especially gratifying when someone else agrees that they are indeed beautiful. The London Magazine, tweeted about the beauty of the cover of David Cooke’s A Murmuration. Get … Continue reading

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Review: Speirs’ Rilke reviewed on Evilcyclist’s Blog

Who is Evilcyclist? Well,  Evilcyclist describes himself as: “..a vegetarian with an M.A. in International Relations and former United States Marine originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Since then (he) left the corporate world to become a bicycle mechanic and wheel builder. … Continue reading

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Advice to would-be authors from Claire Dyer

Claire Dyer, author of ‘The Moment’ and ‘The Perfect Affair’, and the poetry collection Eleven Rooms,  has taken up a teaching post at Bracknell & Wokingham College giving students her knowledge and experience of the creative writing industry. Having an … Continue reading

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17 September 2015: “The Rilke of Ruth Speirs” launches at International Rilke conference

Two Rivers Press would like to thank the organizers of the annual convention of the International Rilke Society, which takes place in London  from 16 to 18 September 2015 for inviting us to come with our newest volume: The Rilke of … Continue reading

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Lesley Saunders wins third prize at Ambit’s 2015 Poetry and Fiction Competition

The results have been announced in Ambit’s second Annual Poetry Competition judged by Dan O’Brien: First Prize goes to Geraldine Clarkson (the winner of last year’s 2nd Prize) for her poem ‘Brother’ Second Prize goes to Josh Ekroy, for ‘Blood … Continue reading

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Review: Philip Gross reviews Utting’s Fair’s Fair

If you subscribe to the Poetry Business’ magazine, The North, you may have seen a review of Susan Utting’s collection, Fair’s Fair, in The North, issue 54, Autumn 2015, in which the reviewer, poet Philip Gross writes: Utting unashamedly loves language, and it seems … Continue reading

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Susan Utting wins 2nd prize in McLellan poetry competition

Two Rivers Press would like to congratulate Susan Utting. Susan’s “Self-Portrait as a Ticked Box” took 2nd prize in the McLellan poetry competition.   Self-Portrait as a Ticked Box I would paint myself green for the luck of the Irish, purple … Continue reading

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PBS Autumn 2015 Bulletin: David Cooke’s A Murmuration

A Murmuration is endorsed in The PBS Bulletin’s list of recommended reading for the Autumn 2015: “Mining his family roots in the west of Ireland and his Catholic upbringing in Berkshire, A Murmuration is a moving meditation on heritage and … Continue reading

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DEADLINE: 1 September, 2015: Poetry Book Fair Competition on the theme “Books”

  There is only one week left to enter the Poetry Book Fair poetry competition!  Deadline is 1 September 2015. They are looking for short poems (max. 10 lines) on the theme of “books”. The full poetry competition rules and … Continue reading

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Review: David Attwooll’s poem “Greengrocer’s Apostrophe”

Recently, David Attwooll’s poem Greengrocer’s Apostrophe was awarded first prize in the Havant Poetry Festival Poetry Competition 2015.   The competition adjudicator, Joan McGavin, had this to say about the winning poem: I liked the play on words in the title of this … Continue reading

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David Attwooll recognized by the Havant Poetry Festival Poetry Competition 2015

It is with great pleasure that Two Rivers Press republishes the results of this year’s Havant Poetry Festival Poetry Competition 2015, especially as not one but two poems by our poet, David Attwooll, are acknowledged. If you are interested in … Continue reading

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June 30, 2015: Inpress poem of the week ‘Nightwalking’ by David Attwooll

Posted on the InPress website, June 30, 2015 by Pete Hebden: David Attwool’s great new collection The Sound Ladder (Two Rivers Press, 2015), contains, among other fine poems, a sequence called “Ground Work”, made up of one poem for each … Continue reading

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Nature Poetry Competition 2014: David Attwooll poem, Otmoor, commended

The results of the the RSPB and The Rialto’s Nature Poetry Competition are in.   The competition has been a great success, with over 3300 poems entered.  The judge, none other than, Simon Armitage, selected four prize winning poems and … Continue reading

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Review: a long review of The Arts of Peace in the English Association Newsletter

The Arts of Peace forces “…us to consider the possibility that war and peace are almost as unavoidable as they are inextricable. It is the fact that The Arts of Peace does not automatically accept war as a human and … Continue reading

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Claire Dyer wins 2015 Torriano Poetry Competition!

  19 March 2015 – Two Rivers Press would like to congratulate its poet, Claire Dyer, on her recent win of the 2015 Torriano Poetry Competition!   There is nothing quite like reading the words: 1st Prize One Small Act … Continue reading

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Review: Ian House’s Nothing’s Lost is reviewed in The North, no. 53

Review of Nothing’s Lost by Ian House Review by Wendy Klein, published in The North, no. 53, Autumn 2014. In his second collection, Nothing’s Lost, Ian House portrays the world with all its objects, creatures and relationships through his own … Continue reading

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