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2021 FESTIVAL POETS - Group readings
Ghost River Collective

Formed in 2018, Ghost River  Collective is a trio of three Southampton-based poets, Anita Foxall, Damian O'Vitch and Dave Hubble.


Known for the quality of their writing and for their compelling performances linked to place – heritage, landscape, people and history woven into current events, issues and themes – Ghost River Collective’s recent commissions have included the Mayflower 400 project, the Eastleigh Poetry Trail, and the NST City Theatre’s Southampton Stories poetry promenade.

Winchester Muse

Winchester Muse (formerly Loose Muse) is the premier local platform for Poetry. Monthly gatherings feature well known guest poets and a quality open mic - many members are published poets. There is an emphasis on promoting women's writing, but all are welcome to come along and listen, or read their work...and they do. Winchester Muse is affiliated to North Hampshire Stanza.

Words for the Wild

Words for the Wild is an online poetry magazine, passionate in its focus on the natural world.


Run by writers, Amanda Oosthuizen and Louise Taylor, and initially set up to save local ancient woodland, Words for the Wild has quickly become a treasured and highly-respected international platform for poems inspired by an engagement with the living world.

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