Poet

Robert Harper is the founding editor of Bare Fiction Magazine and artistic director of Bare Fiction Theatre Company. Robert is currently fitting in part time study for an MA in Creative Writing (poetry) whilst doing all the above and running the Shrewsbury Poetry Stanza.

As part of his MA he recently collaborated with composer Zakiya Leeming on a new piece for four voices based on his poem Hush, along with a solo piece developed especially for the Rosamond Prize. He regularly reads his poetry at events across the country and was delighted to be asked to read alongside David Morley and Gregory Leadbetter at the Wenlock Poetry Festival 2014. His work has been featured in The Interpreter’s House, Wenlock Poetry Festival Trail, Prole, Acumen, Royal Philharmonic Society and for National Children's Heart Week 2014. He was Highly Commended in the Poetry Book Society Student Poetry Competition 2014.

Poems

Battersea: ars centrica

Battersea: ars centrica The Gecko will be missing from the Grand Hall for a week, or more, I’m afraid it can’t be helped. There was a fire, you see. Lorraine & Alan, they escaped it, they were lucky, and Penelope was told in time. Daniel? Mmm, he knows the glass is more than half an […]

Snakes Alive

I saw a crow speak in tongues to a snake at the fork in the road by the baker’s shop on Wednesday morning. I knew it was Wednesday because the night before Gran had gone to bingo. The snake eyed the crow with respect, tasted the air with a flick, then a hiss, and nodded […]

Kate Tempest

A prize like this

A ‘found poem’ made from selected words and phrases from the Poetry Society Poetry News Summer 2013 article on Kate Tempest winning the Ted Hughes Award. A prize like this The loud cheer that followed an hour long story, told – the tale of two families collide brand new. Ancients, unanimous with knobs on, up – […]

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