The Hedgehog Poetry Press launched in October 2017. It is the proud home of the ‘Cult of the Spiny Hog’ which is a type of club for readers and writers of poetry. The press is a little like a co-operative, and whilst ‘Cult’ members receive everything they publish and free entry to all the competitions, their subscription fees underwrite everything they print.
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Gaynor Kane is from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is published by the Hedgehog Poetry Press and her books include a micro-collection ‘Circling the Sun’, pamphlets ‘Memory Forest’ & ‘Penned In’ (co-written with Karen Mooney) and her full collection ‘Venus in Pink Marble’, which was Black Bough Poetry’s ‘Book of the Month’ in November 2020. She is a member of three local writing groups, Woman Aloud NI and a volunteer for EastSide Partnership.
Z. D. Dicks
Z. D. Dicks holds an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Gloucestershire.
In 2016 he founded the Gloucestershire Poetry Society and the Gloucester Poetry Festival. His poetry is widely published. He is Gloucestershire poet Laureate and his most recent collection Vexed is out now.
Nigel Kent is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet (2019 and 2020) and a reviewer. He is an active member of the Open University Poetry Society, occasionally editing its workshop magazine. He is the author of two collections: ‘Saudade’(Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2019) and ‘Unmuted’ (Hedgehog Poetry Press, to be published 2021) and three pamphlets, ‘Psychopathogen’, and ‘Thinking You Home’ and ‘A Hostile Environment’ written in collaboration with Sarah Thomson.
Hélène jointly won the Hedgehog Press full fat poetry collection competition in December 2020. She will have her debut collection ‘The Plumb Line’ published in early 2022.
‘The Plumb Line is a magnificent, soaring testament to the tenacity of the human spirit. These are powerful, visionary poems, attentive to the body and the dark and tender places of the soul,’
says Forward Prize winner Fiona Benson.
A career in human resource management provided preparation for some of Karen’s current activities; cats and words. Sometimes they hide, reappearing unexpectedly; sometimes they scratch, sometimes they purr. Her words have appeared in online publications and in ‘Penned In’, a pamphlet of pandemic poetry co-written with Gaynor Kane published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press. She is currently putting the finishing touches to another pamphlet due out from the Hedgehog Poetry Press later this year.
Damien B Donnelly
Damien B. Donnelly is the host and producer of the poetry podcast Eat the Storms. His debut pamphlet, published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press, was Eat the Storms and was featured on the Poetry Book Society Winter List 2020/21. He followed that with a Stickleback micro collection and this year will see the release of ‘In the Jitterfritz of Neon’, a pamphlet co-written with Irish Poet Eilín de Paor and his first full collection called ‘Enough!’.
Eat The Storms https://eatthestorms.com/
Darren J Beaney
Darren J Beaney is part of a collective that host a regular spoken word night in Brighton/Zoom – Flight of the Dragonfly. He has published two pamphlets with the Hedgehog Poetry Press – Honey Dew and The Machinery of Life. He cuts his own hair. He loves Marmite. His favourite author is George Orwell and he listens to. a lot of punk rock. He tries to blog -(below) and he can be found lurking on Twitter = @DJ_Be_An
Patricia M Osborne
Patricia M Osborne is married with grown-up children and grandchildren. In 2019 she graduated with an MA in Creative Writing. Patricia is a novelist, poet and short fiction writer. She has been published in various literary magazines and anthologies. She has a successful blog at Whitewingsbooks.com featuring other writers. When Patricia isn’t working on her own writing, she enjoys sharing her knowledge, acting as a mentor to fellow writers. Patricia paints pictures with words.
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