About Anne-Marie Fyfe

Anne-Marie Fyfe, poet, creative-writing teacher, arts-organiser & former Chair of the Poetry Society, (2006-2009), was born in Cushendall in the Glens of Antrim and now lives in West London.

(click here to read Some thoughts on Seamus Heaney from September 2013, here to read Charlotte Rowland’s paper from British & Irish Contemporary Poetry Conference. University of Manchester)

           

front cover of House of Small Absences

…click here to see interview with Anne Flaherty about House of Small Absences on local news website

           

…& click here to order, House of Small Absences (Seren, 2015) or here to order Understudies: New & Selected Poems (Seren, 2010)

           

Forthcoming readings/events…

2016

  • Mar-Apr, programme of US West Coast events, readings, talks & classes by Anne-Marie Fyfe & CL Dallat, details to follow
               

Anne-Marie Fyfe has…

  • published five poetry collections, including House of Small Absences (Seren, 2015) & Understudies: New & Selected Poems (Seren, 2010);
  • won the Academi Cardiff International Poetry Competition with her poem Curaçao Dusk;
  • been Aldeburgh’s Poetry Trust Writer-in-Residence;
  • established Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour in 1997 and organised and hosted regular fortnightly Monday readings and weekend workshops and seminars since;
  • chaired the national Poetry Society from 2006 to 2009;
  • co-organised the John Hewitt Spring Festival in the Glens of Antrim since 2003 and organised readings and creative-writing classes at the John Hewitt International Summer School since 1996;
  • run poetry classes, readings and workshops;
  • organised and hosted poetry events and festivals, and has talked on poets, poetry & the poetry world on TV & radio;
  • interviewed a wide range of well known poets and figures from the world of literature.

Reviews etc…

Current projects…

  • 2013-2015: editing an anthology of hotel/motel poems by contemporary poets to be published by Coffee-House Poetry, in conjunction with workshops on the theme at the Troubadour and around the country…

Recent readings/events…

2015

  • Mon 27—Fri 31 Jul, John Hewitt International Summer School 2015, at Marketplace Theatre, Armagh City, a week of readings, talks, lectures, discussions, creative writing, drama, music & including:
  • — Tue 28 Jul, 10pm, The Squat Pen with Howard Wright, Jan Carson, Tory Campbell, Colin Hassard & Hannah McPhillimy plus Anne-Marie Fyfe chooses her Desert Island poem
  • — Thu 30 Jul, 11.15 am, Poetry Reading: Anne-Marie Fyfe & Tess Gallagher
               
  • Thu 23 July, Anne-Marie Fyfe reads from House of Small Absences, 7.30pm at Thyme & Co, Quay Road, Ballycastle (Free)
  • Sat 27 Jun, Ver Poets Prizegiving with competition judge Anne-Marie Fyfe at The Maltings Arts Theatre, St. Albans
  • Sun 21 Jun, 2.30-5 pm: Land of Heart’s Desire: a W.B. Yeats walk with C.L. Dallat (for Bedford Park Festival & Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour) Open-air walk from Ravenscourt Park Tube Station
  • Sat 20 Jun, 2 pm, A Hundred Thousand Stages: The WB Yeats Anniversary Lecture with CL Dallat & Anne-Marie Fyfe. at The Studio, 2a Blenheim Rd, Chiswick London W4 1UA
  • Wed 17 Jun, 7.30 for 8 pm, Tread Softly: Favourite Poems in Celebration of WB Yeats with Fergal Keane plus poems, music, refreshments, hosted by local poets Anne-Marie Fyfe & CL Dallat at St. Michael & All Angels Hall, opp. Turnham Green tube station, Bath Rd, Chiswick London W4 1TX
  • Fri 22 May, London launch of my fifth collection, House of Small Absences (Seren)
  • Wed 13 May, Talk at Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre, Goldsmiths College, University of London, New Cross London SE14 6NW
  • Mon 11 May—Mon 22 Jun, 8 pm fortnightly, Summer 2015 readings hosted by Anne-Marie Fyfe at Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court London
  • Fri 1 May, Poetry News, Members’ Poems Competition, submission deadline.
    Competition theme in the summer 2015 issue of Poetry News is “Magic”, chosen by our judge Anne-Marie Fyfe, & is inspired by the 150th anniversary of Nobel-winning poet W.B. Yeats. Yeats conjured up the magic of place, of myth, of romantic love & the magic of poetry, so the competition is open for poems on the theme of ‘magic’ in our lives: check Poetry Society website in a few weeks for full details.
  • Thu 30 Apr, Ver Poets Open Competition 2015 submission deadline, judge: Anne-Marie Fyfe
    Mar-Apr-May US Tour
  • Wed 29 Apr, 7.30 pm, Guerrilla Lit: Terese Coe, Michael T Young, David Kukoff & Anne-Marie Fyfe in The Backroom at Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 E 7th St, East Village, New York NY 10003
  • Fri 24 Apr, 7 pm, Couplet: A Poetry & Music Series with John Deming, Kendra Decolo, Nick Flynn, Matthea Harvey, Helen Vitoria & Anne-Marie Fyfe hosted by Leah Umansky at The Delancey, 168 Delancey Street, Lower East Side, New York NY 10002
  • Wed 22 Apr, 7.30 pm, Making of a Poet with Anne-Marie Fyfe, introduced by Dennis Nurkse, at Slonim Living Room, Slonim House , 956 Kimball Ave, Bronxville NY 10708
  • Sun 19 Apr, 3 pm, Red Harlem Readers: Philip Fried, Neil Shepard & Anne-Marie Fyfe at The Lounge, 992 Amsterdam Ave (at 109th), Manhattan Valley, New York NY 10027
  • Sun 12 Apr, 1.30 pm, Saint Paul’s Chapel Poetry Reading: with Anne-Marie Fyfe — introduced by J. Chester Johnson — at St. Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway, Lower Manhattan, New York NY 10007
  • Sat 11 Apr, Westchester Poetry Festival (as guests) at Estherwood Mansion, The Masters School, 49 Clinton Ave, Dobbs Ferry NY 10522
  • Fri 10 Apr, 2 pm, Poetry Reading: Anne-Marie Fyfe & CL Dallat at Carson Newman College, Jefferson City Tennessee 37760
  • Thu 9 Apr, Room to Rhyme: CL Dallat on poets from the North of Ireland, at Lenoir Rhyne University, Hickory North Carolina 28601
  • Wed 8 Apr, Poetry Reading: Anne-Marie Fyfe & CL Dallat at University of North Carolina at Charlotte North Carolina 28223
  • Tue 7 Apr, Poetry Reading: Anne-Marie Fyfe & CL Dallat at Catawba College, Salisbury North Carolina 28144
  • Thu 2 Apr, 6.30 pm, Bookstore Reading: Anne-Marie Fyfe & CL Dallat at Ann Patchett’s Parnassus Books Hillsboro Plaza, 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville Tennessee 37215
  • Wed 1 Apr, 7pm Poetry Reading, Anne-Marie Fyfe & CL Dallat at Young Hall Auditorium (Room 113), Center College, Danville Kentucky 40422
  • Tue 31 Mar, 3pm, Poetry Reading & Craft Discussion with poets Anne-Marie Fyfe & CL Dallat at Hannah Ford Room, University of Mississippi, Oxford Mississippi 38677
  • Fri 27 Mar, 12.30 pm, 8th Annual Clemson Literary Festival The South Carolina Review presents Contemporary Irish Writers with poets Anne-Marie Fyfe & CL Dallat at Academic Success Center, 118, 836 McMillan Rd, Clemson South Carolina 29634
  • Wed 25 Mar, 12.00—1.15 pm, Why Poetry Matters? with Anne-Marie Fyfe & CL Dallat in the Writers Here & Now Series at 0220 Jimenez Hall, University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742
  • Mon 23 Mar, 7 pm, Poetry Class with Anne-Marie Fyfe & CL Dallat at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave, Manhattan NY 10065
  • Wed 11 Mar, 7.30 pm, Irish poet Eavan Boland in interview with journalist JP O’Malley introduced by Anne-Marie Fyfe at The Boogaloo, 312 Archway Road, Highgate, London N6 5AT
  • Sun 22 Feb, 12-3.30 pm, A Bridge Too Far: themed writing workshop by Anne-Marie Fyfe for Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court, London
  • Thu 12 Feb, Chiswick & Bedford Park School, Chiswick, London
  • Mon 26 Jan—Mon 9 Mar, 8 pm fortnightly, Spring 2015 readings hosted by Anne-Marie Fyfe at Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court, London

2014

2013

  • Sun 1 Dec, 12-3.30 pm, Seeing Red: themed writing workshop for Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court, London
  • Sun 17 Nov, 12-3.30 pm, Eye of the Storm: themed writing workshop for Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court, London
  • Thu 12 Nov, 7pm: Richmond Poets Anne-Marie Fyfe & Robyn Bolam read at Garrick’s Temple, Hampton, Middlesex as part of Richmond-upon-Thames Literature Festival
  • Sat 9 Nov, 11 am—4 pm, Poetry Workshop for Camden Poets, Camden, London (closed event)
  • Thu 24 Oct, Poetry Masterclass for Camden Gifted & Talented Students at British Library (closed event)
  • Fri 11—Sun 13 Oct, Poetry Workshop & Prize judge at Poetry on the Lake, Isola San Giulio, Orta, Italy
    - Fri 11 Oct, 10 am—1 pm, Mapping the Island: themed writing workshop for Poetry on the Lake, for booking/details contact annemfyfe@aol.com
  • Mon 7 Oct—Mon 16 Dec, Autumn 2013 programme of readings (alternate Mondays) & workshops (Sun afternoons) at Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court, London
  • Sun 29 Sep, 2—4 pm, The Art of Losing: themed poetry workshop at Marlborough Literature Festival, Marlborough, Wiltshire
  • Sun 8—Sat 14 Sep, Write reality, live the dream: a residential poetry week With Anne-Marie Fyfe at The Really Big Dream Company at Les Cerisiers, Montmelard, Burgundy
  • Mon 22—Fri 26 Jul, Twenty-sixth Annual John Hewitt International Summer School, at Marketplace Theatre, Armagh City
  • Sun 14 Jul, 12-3.30 pm, Mapping the Island: themed writing workshop for Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court, London
  • Mon 8 Jul, Poetry Reading: Anne-Marie Fyfe & C.L. Dallat at Café Writers, Norwich
  • Sun 30 Jun, 12 noon—2.30 pm, Land of Heart’s Desire: a W.B. Yeats Walk with C.L. Dallat for Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour
  • Sat 29 Jun, Creative Writing Workshop for Falmouth Poetry Group at Trebah Gardens, Falmouth
  • Fri 28 Jun, 7.30 pm, Poetry Reading: Anne-Marie Fyfe for Falmouth Poetry Group, at The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society, Falmouth
  • Sun 16 Jun, 12-3.30 pm, To Sleep, Perchance…: themed writing workshop for Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court, London
  • Wed 12 Jun, 7.30 for 8 pm, Bedford Park Festival, Chiswick, A World of Wildlife: Poetry Evening with special guest poet Ruth Padel
    …plus music, refreshments, hosted by local poets Anne-Marie Fyfe & C.L. Dallat
    at St. Michael & All Angels Hall, opp. Turnham Green tube station, Bath Road, London W4 1TX
  • Mon 10 Jun, 7.30 for 8pm, The Fall & Rise of Bedford Park with C.L. Dallat, John Rowe, John Scott & Nigel Woolner
    Venue: St. Michael & All Angels Hall, opp. Turnham Green tube station, Bath Road, Chiswick, London W4 1TX
  • Fri 7 Jun, 8 pm, Reading, Ware Poets: Ware Arts Centre, Kibes Lane, Ware, Herts
  • Thu 6 Jun, Reading: Anne-Marie Fyfe along with Christopher Reid, Claire Crowther & SCJ Poetry Prize winners in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (plus music) at Rose Theatre, Kingston, Surrey
  • Sun 2 Jun, 12-3.30 pm, Seeing Red: themed writing workshop for Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court, London
  • Sun 26 May, Poetry Reading at Tongues & Grooves, Portsmouth
  • Mon 20 May—Mon 14 Jul, Summer 2013 programme of readings (alternate Mondays) & workshops (Sun afternoons) at Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court, London
  • Wed 15 May, Talk at Goldsmiths College, New Cross (closed event)
  • Fri 10—Sat 11 May, Eleventh John Hewitt Spring Festival at Londonderry Arms Hotel, Carnlough Harbour on the Antrim Coast Road
    Living Among Strangers with Sarfraz Manzoor, Ronan Bennett, Louise Doughty, Kim Leneghan, Cherry Smyth, Anita Robinson, Michael McKimm, Kenneth Irvine, Heather Newcombe, Elaine Gaston, C.L. Dallat and Anne-Marie Fyfe”, plus the Great Northern Novel Debate, Creative-Writing with Cherry Smyth and All-Day Bookstall courtesy of NoAlibis
  • Wed 8 May, Poetry Reading with Katha Pollitt & Tim Cummings for Pelmeni Poets at The Duke of Wellington 119 Balls Pond Road, London N1
  • Sun 21st April, Poetry Reading featuring Anne-Marie Fyfe & Margot Farrington at Art 1O1, 101 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Mon 15th April, 8pm, Poetry Reading: Anne-Marie Fyfe & Robert Kramer at Le Chéile, 839 W 181st St (@ Cabrini Boulevard) Washington Heights NYC 10033
  • Sat 13th April, 2pm, Phoenix Reading Series: Philip Fried, Margo Stever & Anne-Marie Fyfe at The Yippie Museum Café, 9 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
  • Fri 12th April, 7.30pm, Slapering Hol Press: Poetry Reading hosted by Anne-Marie Fyfe with Kathy Ossip, Cathy Park Hong, & Joseph Harrington at The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
  • Mon 8th April, 7.30pm, Poetry Reading: with Siobhan Campbell, Anne-Marie Fyfe & Iggy McGovern at The Writers Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815
  • Thu 21 Mar, Poetry Workshops at Chiswick & Bedford Park School, Chiswick (closed event)
  • Thu 7 Mar, Poetry Workshops at The Harrodian School, Barnes (closed event)
  • Sun 24 Feb, 12-3.30 pm, Let it Snow!: themed writing workshop for Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court, London
  • Sun 10 Feb, 12-3.30 pm, Self-Portrait with a Pen: themed writing workshop for Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court, London
  • Mon 28 Jan—Mon 11 Mar, Spring 2013 programme of readings (alternate Mondays) & workshops (Sun afternoons) at Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court, London
  • Sun 6 Jan, Poetry Reading: Anne-Marie Fyfe at Buzzwords, Cheltenham

2012

  • Sun 16 Dec, 12-3.30 pm, Self-Portrait with a Pen: themed writing workshop for Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court, London
  • Fri 14 Dec Poetry Reading: Anne-Marie Fyfe at Star Anise Arts Café, Five Valleys Foyer, Gloucester Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1QG.
  • Thu 29 Nov Reading & Workshop: Anne-Marie Fyfe at North London Collegiate School, Edgware, Middlesex (closed event)
  • Tue 27 Nov Poetry Reading: Anne-Marie Fyfe at CB1, Cambridge
  • Sun 18 Nov & Sun 2 Dec, 12-3.30 pm, The Art of Losing: themed writing workshop for Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court, London
  • Mon 22 Oct—Mon 17 Dec Autumn 2012 programme of readings & workshops at Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court, London
  • Mon 8 Oct, 9 pm: Spoken Word Paris, reading with C.L. Dallat, at Au Chat Noir, 76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud Paris 75011, Métro Parmentier/Couronnes
  • Sun 30 Sep—Fri 5 Oct A Poet’s Vineyard, residential poetry-workshop week with Anne-Marie Fyfe at Chateau Ventenac, Languedoc
  • Wed 26 Sep Poetry Workshops at Wallace Collection, London (closed event)
  • Mon 23—Fri 27 Jul, Twenty-Fifth Annual John Hewitt International Summer School, at Marketplace Theatre, Armagh City
    Interview with Frieda Hughes on Tue 24th… as part of a full five-day festival programme of creativity and culture with Roger McGough, Frieda Hughes, John Banville, Gillian Clarke, John McCarthy, Leanne O’Sullivan, Nessa O’Mahony, Mary Robinson, John F Deane, Adam O’Riordan, Stephen Rea, Thomas McCarthy, Belinda McKeon, Bernard McLaverty, Catherine Phil McCarthy, Carlo Gebler & many more
  • Sun 1 Jul, 12—3.30 pm, Late Collection — themed creative-writing workshop with Anne-Marie Fyfe for Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court
  • Thu 28 Jun, Poetry Reading at Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
  • Wed 20 Jun, 7.30 for 8 pm, Bedford Park Festival, Chiswick
    Poetry Evening — with Andrew Motion, guest readers, music, refreshments, hosted by local poets Anne-Marie Fyfe & C.L. Dallat at St. Michael & All Angels Hall, opp. Turnham Green tube station, Bath Road, London W4 1TX Book through Bedford Park Festival
  • Sun 3 Jun, 12—3.30 pm, The Overcoat — themed creative-writing workshop with Anne-Marie Fyfe for Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court
  • Sun 13 May, 12—3.30 pm, Rear Window — themed creative-writing workshop with Anne-Marie Fyfe for Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court
  • Wed 9 May, Becoming a Poet — talk by Anne-Marie Fyfe at Goldsmith’s College, University of London, New Cross (closed event)
  • Mon 7 May, 8pm, Summer 2012 — new season of fortnightly Monday readings hosted by Anne-Marie Fyfe for Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court
  • Thu 3 May, Poetry Workshop by Anne-Marie Fyfe at Chiswick & Bedford Park School, Chiswick (closed event)
  • Fri 20 & Sat 21 Apr, 10th John Hewitt/Glens of Antrim Spring Festival at Londonderry Arms, Carnlough, on the Antrim Coast, featuring Mavis Cheek, Hector McDonnell, Eoghan Walls, C.L. Dallat, Heather Richardson, Martin Mooney, Moya Cannon, Bernie McGill, Anne-Marie Fyfe & Kapka Kassabova
  • Sun 15 Apr, 4 pm, Poetry Reading, Anne-Marie Fyfe & Cheryl Moskowitz @
    Sunday Best The Lounge, W. 183rd St, North Manhattan, NY
  • Sat 14 Apr, 10 am—5 pm, Poetry Reading, Anne-Marie Fyfe at Taste of the Yeats Summer School Glucksman Ireland House, NYU, Washington Mews, NY
  • Thu 5 Apr, Workshops & Poetry Readings, Anne-Marie Fyfe & Cheryl Moskowitz at Northern Valley Regional High School Poetry Festival, Haworth, NJ
  • Mon 2 Apr, Poetry Class at Hunter College, Manhattan NY
  • Sat 31 Mar, 1 pm—5 pm Poetry Readings, Anne-Marie Fyfe, Deborah Poe, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Floyd Chung, Quincy Lehr, Ana Bozicevic, Jane Collins & many more at 2nd Westchester Poetry Festival at The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • Thu 29 Mar, 7.30 pm, Poetry Reading, Anne-Marie Fyfe & Cheryl Moskowitz at Unnameable Books, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY
  • Sun 25 Mar, 4 pm, Poetry Reading, Anne-Marie Fyfe & Cheryl Moskowitz at Scali Caffe, Bleecker St, West Village, NY
  • Sat 10 & Sun 11 Mar, 12 – 3.30 pm, Late Check-Out, themed creative-writing workshop with Anne-Marie Fyfe for Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court
  • Sun 19 Feb, 12 – 3.30 pm, An Exaltation of Larks, themed creative-writing workshop with Anne-Marie Fyfe for Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court
  • Sat 11 Feb, Workshop for Bluegate Poets, Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Mon 30 Jan, Poetry Reading featuring Anne-Marie Fyfe. Organised by Bangor University at The Management Centre, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd
  • Fri 20 Jan, 8 pm, Poets Café, South Street, Anne-Marie Fyfe & C.L. Dallat, introduced by A.F. Harrold, Reading, Berkshire
  • Tue 17 Jan, 6 pm, Interview and reading for American Midwest Colleges by Anne-Marie Fyfe at the Troubadour (closed event), Earls Court

2011…

  • Wed 16 Nov, 7.30 pm, Bath Poetry Cafe Anne-Marie Fyfe with Bluegate Poets and Brickwork Poets, at Elwin Room, BRLSI, Queen Square, Bath
  • Sat 1 Oct—Sat 8 Oct, Poetry/creative-writing week (residential) with Anne-Marie Fyfe at Old Olive Press/Almàssera Vella, Relleu, Alicante
  • Tue 26 Jul, 11.30 am, Anne-Marie Fyfe interviews Jorie Graham at Hewitt Summer School (below)
  • Mon 25 Jul, 8 pm Anne-Marie Fyfe introduces opening-night Poetry Reading with Jorie Graham and Paul Muldoon at the Twenty-Fourth John Hewitt International Summer School, 25-29 Jul at Marketplace Theatre, Armagh City …with a full five-day festival programme of creativity and culture including (poets) Paul Farley, Eilean Ni Chuilleanain, Mimi Khalvati, Harry Clifton, Kei Miller, Theo Dorgan, Jane Kirwan, Norbert Hirschhorn, (prose), Eva Hoffman, Ales Machacek, Dermot Healy, John Boyne, Kevin Barry and many more with lectures by Patrick Crotty, Keith Jeffrey, Fran Brearton, Nicholas Grene plus art, music, drama, debate, discussion and all-week creative-writing options in poetry, memoir, scriptwriting, prose and drama…
  • Sat 2 Jul, Troubadour Poets, Anne-Marie Fyfe, Paul Stephenson and Phil Hancock at Ledbury Festival, Ledbury, Gloucestershire
  • Sat 25 Jun, 10 am- 3 pm, Brief Encounters, creative-writing workshop with Anne-Marie Fyfe on the theme of trains, railway journeys, stations, platforms, waiting rooms, missed connections… for Mendham Writers, Walthamstow
  • Wed 22 Jun, 7.30 for 8 pm, Bedford Park Festival. Chiswick
    Some Beautiful Morning: The Poetry of Daybreak — with special guest, Blake Morrison
    Plus usual themed music, refreshments, hosted by local poets Anne-Marie Fyfe & Cahal Dallat
    Venue: St. Michael & All Angels Hall, opp. Turnham Green tube station, Bath Road London W4 1TX
  • Sat 18 & Sun 19 Jun, 12 – 3.30 pm, Charting The Heavens, themed creative-writing workshop with Anne-Marie Fyfe for Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court
  • Sat 4 Jun, 6.30 – 8 pm, Three Voices: Poetry Reading with Anne-Marie Fyfe, Ruth Padel and James Byrne, Keats House Festival, Hampstead
  • Sat 4 Jun, 2 – 5 pm, Exploring Rooms, themed creative-writing workshop with Anne-Marie Fyfe, Keats House Festival, Hampstead
  • Wed 1 Jun, 3 – 4 pm, Anne-Marie Fyfe on Living in the Poetry World, talk/discussion, Keats House Summer Festival: Inspiration, Hampstead
  • Sun 29 May, 12 – 3.30 pm, Journey Without Maps, themed creative-writing workshop with Anne-Marie Fyfe for Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, Earls Court
  • Sat 7 May, 4.30 pm, Poetry Reading featuring Anne-Marie Fyfe, Moyra Donaldson and Mairide Woods as part of Ninth John Hewitt/Glens of Antrim Spring Festival at Londonderry Arms, Carnlough, on the Antrim Coast: full Sat-Sun programme includes Rita-Ann Higgins, Michael Foley, Eoin McNamee, Iggy McGovern, Kate Newmann plus Great Northern Novel debate and Glens-of-Antrim literary tour
  • Mon 2 May, 9 pm, Poetry Reading featuring Anne-Marie Fyfe at Ó Bhéal, Cork
  • Mon 2 May, 7 pm, Journey Without Maps, themed writing workshop with Anne-Marie Fyfe at Ó Bhéal, Cork 7pm
  • Fri 25 Mar, The Lure of Libraries, themed creative-writing workshop with Anne-Marie Fyfe at Omagh Public Library
  • Fri 24 Mar, The Lure of Libraries, themed creative-writing workshop with Anne-Marie Fyfe at Dungannon Public Library
  • Sun 20 Mar, Journey Without Maps, themed writing workshop with Anne-Marie Fyfe, 12-3.30pm at the Troubadour
  • Thu 10 Mar, Bath Spa University’s Stand Up Poetry Series, 8pm, Duncan Room, Bath Royal Scientific and Literary Institution, Queen’s Square, Bath, reading featuring Hilary Menos & Anne-Marie Fyfe
  • Thu 3 Feb, Understudies Glens of Antrim launch, and poetry reading with Ballycastle born poet C.L. Dallat, (The Year of Not Dancing) as part of Dalriada Festival:, 8pm at Thyme & Co, Quay Road, Ballycastle (Free)
  • Fri 21 Jan, Understudies Galway launch, 6.30pm
    at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Cornstore Mall, Middle Street, Galway (Free)
  • Thu 20 Jan, Understudies Belfast launch, Queens Quarter (Invitation Only)
  • Mon 17 Jan, epiphanies: with David Briggs, Ruth Fainlight, Anne-Marie Fyfe, Allison McVety, Katherine Kilalea, Ellen Cranitch, Anna-May Laugher, Diana Pooley and Henry Fajemirokun, 8pm at the Troubadour
                                                                                                                                                                                     ...with Seamus Heaney and C.L. Dallat at the John Hewitt International Summer School in Armagh (photo: Ulster Tatler)

Comments...

“Anne-Marie Fyfe’s poetry is taut, eloquent and deeply felt. Her poems are haunted by what the past does to the present, and by the physical relics of that past which is only relayed in snatches.”

— Helen Dunmore

“[Anne-Marie Fyfe’s] obsessive reality-testing has the paradoxical effect of unsettling realism: objects receive such glaring focus that they slither under the poem’s gaze and turn strange.”

— Ian Gregson in Poetry Wales

“Anne-Marie Fyfe’s poems have a lyric clarity, an ontological accuracy and unflinching vigilance that is both spiritual and revelatory.”

— Tom Paulin

“Anne-Marie Fyfe reminds us of the skins we inhabit and shed … This is fine poetry.”

— John Greening in Times Literary Supplement

“Time, witness, flesh and remembrance — these poems play in the deep end of the pools of image and imagination. A rich humanity informs Anne-Marie Fyfe’s new work. The vision is detailed, the voice rings true.”

— Thomas Lynch

“Memory is evoked, not through vague sentiment but through precise and intensely visualised detail […] Anne-Marie Fyfe has remained consistently concerned with honesty and integrity in her poetry, striving to find the precise and exact expression of the human condition, in all its bleakness and transient beauty.”

— Nessa O’Mahony in The Wolf

“Poem after poem has this quiet musicality, along with a persuasive and obstinate trust in what Wordsworth called ‘the essential passions of the heart’.”

— Michael O’Neill in London Magazine

“Fyfe is a collector, an archivist of the symbols of contemporary life with the same drive as a photographer.”

— Jackie Wills in Warwick Review

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