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Participants: Andrew Forster

Andrew ForsterPhoto: Henry Iddon

Andrew Forster has published two collections of poetry with Flambard Press: Fear of Thunder, shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2008, and Territory, focusing on the landscape of South West Scotland where he then lived. His poems are featured on the AQA GCSE syllabus. He worked as Literature Development Officer in Dumfries & Galloway before moving to Cumbria to work as Literature Officer with the Wordsworth Trust. This move influenced his most recent project, Digging, a pamphlet of new poems with accompanying drawings by the artist and printmaker Hugh Bryden, and published by Roncadora Press. He is currently working on a third collection of poems.

StAnza 2013 Events:

Sat 09 March | Poetry Café for Breakfast: A Natural Engagement
Mandy Haggith, David Borthwick, Carry Akroyd, Andrew Forster discuss how poetry engages with nature and the environment
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens

Sun 10 March | Border Crossings
Reading: Colin Will, Andrew Forster
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber

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