In Trio three emerging poets unite voices with the shortlisted poets of the Cinnamon Press Debut poetry collection competition to produce an eclectic and convincing anthology; lyrical, honed and richly layered.
Kate Carruthers Thomas was born in North Wales within spitting distance of the sea and Snowdonia and now lives in Sheffield on the very edge of the Peak District. Her poetry draws on landscape, on memory and
relationship as well as life’s large and small events. Kate’s work as an academic researcher in the field of education is also influenced by the geographical and the psychosocial – the interplay of space, place and emotion.
Anne Hine is a nun, a Sister of the Society of the Sacred Heart, who lived in the North-East for thirty years. She started writing in the early 90’s and her first Pamphlet Dark Matters, published by Vane Women Press, appeared in 2001. Her second pamphlet, Interior, published by Red Squirrel Press came out in 2015. Her work has appeared in various anthologies including Northern Grit, Rewriting the Map, Collecting Stones from Vane Women Press, Ink on Paper from Mudfog Press, The Eye of Temenos from Ek Zuban Press and In Terra Pax, Cinnamon Press.
Ian Marriott has been writing poems for over 20 years; part of his internal process is that personal experience is often refracted – directly or indirectly – through the natural world. Much of his life has been immersed in nature, from working as a woodsman or mountaineer, to spending time walking and climbing in remote areas of the world. This has included several seasons in the far “north” - some working, some playing - and three years living in Antarctica, working as a mountaineer for the British Antarctic Survey.