Poet in the Kitchen
3 December 2021
WOW!!! Another NEW BOOK! It was to be with us 3 years ago but it is HERE. Poet in the Kitchen (Poetry Space) by Moira Andrew and her daughter Jenny Ranson is book #101 for Moira and book #1 for Jen.
This is an exquisite blend of poetry, recipes and reminiscence. You will love it! And what a great and unusual idea for a Christmas present at only a tenner.
Three new books
30 October 2021
An exciting week! We were just about to leave and play at the Three Swans when 2 large boxes arrived from America.
Sizemore, a publisher in the USA has taken 6 of Moira's new children's books and the first 2 have arrived: Jelly Baby and Nessie's Baby. I hope you like the illustrations.
Then on Thursday the long awaited proof copy of Poet in the Kitchen (Poetry Space) arrived too!
27 October 2021
I've just learned indirectly through Liz Brownlee that my dear friend Wes Magee has died. I was in email contact with him just a couple of weeks ago. He seemed fine, moaning a bit about ageing, (as we all do these days) but nothing specific. I'd love to know what has happened.
Wes, John Cotton and I made a trio of working poets (and teachers!) who shared a lot, the good and the less so of our lives in poetry. Until recently Wes and I have kept up a newsy correspondence.
It is a very sad day - and my thoughts are with the Magee family. But lots of love Wes - you have been a dear friend to me and a very sad loss.
Natural History Museum picks Lizard
1 July 2021
The poem Lizard has just been picked up by The Natural History Museum for their upcoming poetry anthology Wonder, edited by Ana Sampson - a lovely surprise! "It reminds me of holidays in France with my husband, Allen," Moira Andrew says.
Dame Patricia Routledge reads Letter from Egypt
12 December 2020
Every year, the Salvation Army holds its Christmas concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Two years ago the actress Dame Patricia Routledge, best known for Keeping Up Appearances read my poem Letter from Egypt.
Because of the COVID-19 lockdown, there is no concert this year. But the Salvation Army has created a virtual Christmas concert - and Letter from Egypt is included! You can watch it here.
My new books have arrived!
19 November 2020
I had two very exciting deliveries in two days. My 98th and 99th published book have both arrived. Two books in two days!
Looking Through Water is published by Poetry Space. It is a collection of poetry about loss, that of my eyesight.
Book #99 is called Imagine a Kiss, published by Dempsey & Windle.
And there is a #100 already at the publishers. Should be out in 2021!
Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!
16 September 2020
I am very proud to be included in Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! An Animal Poem for Every Day of the Year (ISBN 1788005678), illustrated by Britta Teckentrup and collected by Fiona Waters. It is published by Nosy Crow in association with the National Trust.
The follow-up to our highly-acclaimed, multi-award-winning collection, I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year, Tiger, Tiger is a beautifully illustrated book with 366 animal poems – one for every day of the year – ranging from unforgettable classics to contemporary works from around the world, including poetry in translation.
Tiger, Tiger includes work by Roger McGough, William Blake, Dick King-Smith, Ted Hughes, Grace Nichols, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson - and by me!
Face-to-face at last!
9 September 2020
We had our first face-to-face Nunney Poetry Workshop in our garden this morning. The first since March, although we kept together by Zoom. But it's not the same.
We were lucky with the weather. Nine of us altogether, exceeding the six from now on!
Thanks to everyone who shared their poems, their sadness, their joy and their memories.
Next meeting 14th October. We will just have to wait and see what's permitted - there's always Zoom!
Book launch at Hunting Raven bookshop
10 April 2019
Here are some photographs of the wonderful and well-attended launch event for Hand in Hand, the first anthology of poems by the Nunney Poetry Workshop. It took place at Hunting Raven bookshop in Frome.
A to Z Challenge: A is for poet Moira Andrew
2 April 2019
Click here to read Moira Andrew's work published by Poetry Roundabout as part of the A to Z Challenge.
The A to Z challenge features a feast of poets and poems for every day except Sundays in April.
The Poetry Roundabout websites is packed with children's poetry, news, interviews, poetry tips and fun. Well worth a read!