English poet Gordon Simms lives in the Deux Devres. His collection, Uphill to the Sea, which won the Biscuit prize, 2011, has just been published. Internationally respected poet. Christopher North writes that the, ‘poems have great sensitivity, physicality and muscle,’ and Katherine Gallagher calls them,’ lyrical, highly visual poems which dance off the page.’
The launch of Uphill to the Sea takes place on Thursday the 22nd March at the Literary & Philosophical Library in Newcastle upon Tyne at 7 pm. If you would like a reading or workshop in your area of the Deux Sevres please email Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gordon has been living in France for 10 years. This year he is organising with novelist Glyn Pope, author of The Doctor, The Plutocrat & The Mendacious Minister (http:// cactusrainpublishing.com/the doctor.html) and Jocelyn Simms, creative writing tutor and author of Colour Matters the first ever bilingual LitFest in Saint Clémentin. The principal guest author is Helen Dunmore who will be joined by an interesting band of authors and workshop presenters.
Many of Gordon’s poems have won prizes and been published in anthologies. He is available for poetry readings and for workshops on poetry or other forms of creative writing in France and in the UK. Details of his online poetry course, Correspondences, fromwww.poetryproseandplays.co.uk