Trowbridge Stanza

On Saturday, 3 December, 2-4pm, we’ll be meeting for an informal, friendly open-mic. Everyone (16+) is welcome to bring a poem or two to the open-mic, or to come along to listen. Please book tickets (£5/£2.50) here. You can also subscribe to our monthly newsletter:

Trowbridge Stanza was set up by Josephine Corcoran in 2016.  We’re a Poetry Society Stanza and we meet at Drawing Projects UK, Bridge House, Trowbridge.  Poetry Society Stanzas are poetry groups run voluntarily by members of the Poetry Society.  Although several of the group (including Josephine) belong to the Poetry Society, there is no obligation for anyone to join.  Everyone is welcome.

We’re a friendly, inclusive group,  a mixture of published and unpublished poets, getting back on our feet after a break of two years because of the global pandemic.  If you would like more information about joining our group, please email  You can also sign up for a monthly newsletter



Guest Poets for March 2020 Jessica Mookherjee and Alasdair Paterson. Photo by Pey Oh.
Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa reading for Trowbridge Stanza, November 2019
Kathy Pimlott & David Clarke reading for Trowbridge Stanza, September 2019
Pey Pey Oh and Tom Sastry reading at Drawing Projects UK for Trowbridge Stanza, July 2019
Stephen Lightbown reading for Trowbridge Stanza, April 2019
Caleb Parkin reading for Trowbridge Stanza, April 2019
Members of Trowbridge Stanza, April 2019


Feedback – Read what people have said about Trowbridge Stanza here.

On Saturday, December 1, we enjoyed a wonderful reading by  Bloodaxe poet Abigail Parry, whose book Jinx was shortlisted for this year’s Forward Prize for Best First Collection.  Abigail read from Jinx, and other work, and took part in a lively and fascinating Q & A about her writing life, answering questions about this year’s Forward Prize, commissions, her route to publication, her motivations for writing, and more.  Audience members listened attentively to Abigail’s poems, asked brilliant questions and read fantastic poems at the open-mic.  It was wonderful to receive many appreciative tweets and messages after the event!


Members of Trowbridge Stanza, March 2020