Trowbridge Stanza

Trowbridge Stanza is going to meet again in person (the first in-person meeting since 2020!) on Saturday, 5 February at Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge.  This session will include an introduction to this year’s Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize and the opportunity to write poems in response to the drawings in the exhibition. More details in the Trowbridge Stanza newsletter about the how to register for your free place.

Trowbridge Stanza is a friendly, inclusive group,  a mixture of published and unpublished poets.

Trowbridge Stanza is a monthly poetry group, a Poetry Society Stanza, that meets every first Saturday (first Saturday of each month, 2-4pm) 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.

Trowbridge Stanza is a friendly, inclusive group,  a mixture of published and unpublished poets.  We read and talk about contemporary poetry, read and comment on each other’s work in progress, organise open-mic events and guest readers, and we perform our work at different venues. If you would like more information about joining our group, please email me  You can also sign up for a monthly newsletter

Read poems by some of our group, written during lockdown, here.



Guest Poets for March 2020 Jessica Mookherjee and Alasdair Paterson. Photo by Pey Oh.
Birdspeed 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