Angela France

angela franceAngela France has had poems published in many of the leading journals and has been anthologised a number of times. Her publications include Occupation (Ragged Raven Press, 2009), Lessons in Mallemaroking (Nine Arches Press, 2011) and Hide (Nine Arches Press 2013).  She has an M.A. in Creative and Critical Writing and a PhD in creative writing. Angela teaches creative writing at the University of Gloucestershire and in various community settings as well as working for a local charity. She runs a poetry reading series in Cheltenham, Buzzwords.

“more than justifying the fulsome back-cover endorsements of Nigel McLoughlin, Deryn Rees-Jones and David Morley, who speak of the “integrity, thoughtfulness and care of her work”, its “uncanny command of language and image”, the sensitivity with which she perceives the world “as she searches for meaning in the ordinary” and its “gloriously sheared weight and shared music”. Ken Head for Ink Sweat & Tears:

“France’s writing engages sensitively with the world as she searches for meaning in the ordinary and movingly explores the borders between shared and private experience. These are poems that make an honest deal with discomfort, following the trails and ‘ghostly outlines of existence’ with integrity, thoughtfulness and care.” – Deryn Rees-Jones