Sandra  Tappenden

Sandra Tappenden

Two published collections of poetry; Bags of Mostly Water, O Plus (2003), Speed, Salt Publishing, (2007). Numerous individual poems and reviews in literary magazines such as The Rialto, Stride, Litter, Shadowtrain, Shearsman. Contributor to Identity Parade; New British and Irish Poets (Anthology selection) , Bloodaxe ( 2010), From Hepworth`s Garden Out (Anthology contribution) , Shearsman Books (2010), Troubles Swapped for Something Fresh; Manifestos and Antimanifestos, (Anthology contribution), Salt Publishing, (2009).
I`ve run Creative Writing workshops and classes for Exeter College, Exeter Voluntary Services, Devon Library Services, Devon County Council, and Mind In Exeter and East Devon. I was involved with the Literature Panel at Exeter Arts Centre (now The Phoenix), and have had the pleasure of reading alongside many excellent poets, including Jackie Kay.
In the past, I’ve read/performed with the Devon River Poets, Juice (music and spoken word), and Female Fighter Pilots from Venus (poetry). More recently I’ve concentrated on poetry for the page and gaining a belated English degree. My work currently engages with the natural world.