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20th Oct21

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poetry favourites:
Beautiful Dragons Collaborations and DragonSpawn Press
Brewery Poets
Coast to Coast to Coast
Maytree Press
The Poetry Village
Fire in the Head
Fly on the Wall

and in the shop…
collection –
“A Kind of Silence”
Maytree Press;
joint collection –
“Rugged Rocks Running Rascals”
DragonSpawn Press


Barbara Hickson’s poems have appeared widely in magazines, anthologies and on-line journals, and been displayed beside the River Kent as part of 2018 Kendal Poetry Festival’s guerrilla poetry initiative. She has been placed and commended in several competitions including Magma Editors’ Choice (2015/16 and 2018/19) and The Plough Prize (2017). In 2019 she had twelve poems published in a shared collection entitled Rugged Rocks, Running Rascals – poems for complicated times, published by DragonSpawn Press.
Her debut pamphlet A Kind of Silence was published by Maytree Press in October, 2021.
Barbara holds a B.A. (Hons) in Literature from the Open University, and an M.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Manchester Metropolitan University.
She lives in Lancaster with her husband and is a keen fell-walker, organic gardener and nature conservation volunteer.