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Offa’s Press Poets

Below are details of the poets published by Offa’s Press. Click on their respective links for more information and contact details.

David Bingham
David lives in Ironbridge, Telford, and has been writing for many years. A retired Humanities teacher, he has a Diploma in Creative Writing from Birmingham University and is currently editor of Blithe Spirit magazine. Read more…

Marion Cockin
Marion Cockin was born in Wednesbury in the Black Country and has been writing since the age of 7. Her work speaks of her love for the Black Country and zest for life. Read more…

Nellie Cole
Nellie Cole was born in 1996 in the Black Country. She began writing poetry while studying at the University of Birmingham. She works as a poetry workshop leader and mentor. Read more…

Bo Crowder
Bo enjoys attending and performing at poetry readings and is a founder member of the Staffordshire Poetry Stanza. Euphony is his first poetry collection. Read more…

Bert Flitcroft
Bert Flitcroft is an experienced and accomplished poet who for some time has been quietly and unassumingly spreading the poetry word in the Midlands – at workshops, as a teacher and mentor, as poet-in-residence and so on. Read more…

Kuli Kohli
Kuli Kohli was born in Uttar Pradesh in India but has lived in England since 1973. A council worker in Wolverhampton, she is married with 3 children and helps to run Blakenhall Writers’ group. Read more…

Nick Pearson
Nick Pearson is a Forward Prize nominated poet. His poems have inhabited many places, including anthologies, magazines, websites, CDs, live performances and the works of artists. Read more…

Jeff Phelps
Jeff Phelps’s work has been published in London Magazine and Critical Quarterly. In 1991 he was the winner of the Mail on Sunday Novel Competition. Fay Weldon described his entry as ‘an intensely attractive piece of writing’Read more…

Emma Purshouse
Emma Purshouse is a lively and original performance poet.  She is a slam winner and regularly performs at spoken word venues and literature festivals across the country.  Read more…

Dave Reeves
Dave Reeves has been a well-known poet/ performer around the West Midlands for many years. Formerly the editor of Raw Edge magazine and now presenter of Radio Wildfire’s live literature show his poetry has been widely published and appreciated. Not bad going for a Netherton lad. Read more…

Iris Rhodes
Iris Rhodes was born in Bradley but enjoyed a long career teaching Drama in London and East Africa. Her work is characterised by lyric grace and precise observation. Read more…

Win Saha
At times mocking, at times loving, Win Saha’s poetry is in a long tradition of witty light verse that packs a punch.  Read more…

Jane Seabourne
Jane Seabourne is a widely published writer and poet whose credits include The Guardian and Mslexia. She has lived on both sides of Offa’s Dyke, having grown up in South Wales, and currently works part-time in education.  Read more…

John Woodall
John Woodall lives in Wolverhampton where he reads regularly at ‘City Voices’. He performed at the Wolverhampton Comedy Festival in 2017, the Wolverhampton Original Literature Festival in 2018 and at other events across the region. Read more…

Ros Woolner
Ros Woolner lives in Wolverhampton with her partner and two teenage children. She works as a translator and is a member of Cannon Poets, Bilston Writers and Blakenhall Writers. Read more…