Victoria Pugh (poet)

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 3pm: Victoria Pugh at open mic!

Two Rivers Press poet Victoria Pugh and Robin Thomas are giving a poetry reading and holding an open mic as part of the Caversham Arts Trail on Saturday 16th May 2015 at 3.00. Victoria might even read a poem from … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! A new year, a new poem from Victoria Pugh

Two Rivers Press wishes everyone a happy and healthy 2015 and offers this new poem. Trick or Treat by Victoria Pugh It’s the evening when the borders between the worlds are open. The doorbell rings:  “Trick or treat, Mister,” say … Continue reading

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A secret, a secret! Monday, 2 December 2013!

We want to share a little secret but you’ll need to read to the end of this post to find it! Wokingham’s Living Advent Calendar runs from 1st to 24th December each year. Each evening at 6:15 pm from 1st … Continue reading

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December 10 2012: Poet Victoria Pugh takes part in the Wokingham Living Advent Calendar

On December 10th, 2012, Victoria Pugh, local poet and Two Rivers Press author, performed a number of her works as part of Wokingham’s 2012 Living Advent Calendar. There were funny poems, a Christmas poem, a shopping poem, a sad poem … Continue reading

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Poem: Viewpoint by Victoria Pugh

I was standing on the top of Scout Scar. It was winter and the light was fading though the sun was warm behind my back. All around the snow picked out the pink tops of the mountains – and I … Continue reading

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Poem: Bye, Bye Baby by Victoria Pugh

He hurtled out of the ward’s green doors – they flapped and spluttered like sucker fish falling from the side of a liner in dry dock. He poked his head back in for a moment; the doors opened as much … Continue reading

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Review in South Magazine of Mrs. Marvelous by Victoria Pugh

This is Victoria Pugh’s first full collection, although her poems have appeared in anthologies and have won competitions. It is full of witty and accomplished poems with insights into the interface between self and the world. Perhaps the most immediately … Continue reading

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Review: Mrs. Marvellous by Victoria Pugh – Artemis Poetry

Of Victoria Pugh’s “Mrs. Marvelous” Dilys Wood writes “This is an interesting, original and sometimes deeply moving first collection.” Here is the full review.

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MrsMarvellousCoverMrs Marvellous by Victoria Pugh (poet)


Victoria has lived in Reading for many years. She was born in London and has lived in various parts of Wales and in the Lake District.

Her first collection of poetry, Mrs Marvellous, was published by Two Rivers Press in 2008. One of her poems from her collection was highly commended and published in the Forward Book of Poetry 2009.

She has been successful or commended in various competitions including the Cardiff International Poetry Competition and the Scintilla Poetry Competition and has been published in magazines and anthologies.

She has an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University. She teaches literacy and learning skills at Reading College

To read some of her poems and to learn more about Victoria, please click here.