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The quarterly light verse webzine

With a background is newspaper journalism she has for many years been a textile artist, exhibiting nationally and internationally. Her work includes stitched lettering. (If you google her name you should see some examples). At first she looked for inspiration to existing texts, such as the verses from Victorian samplers, but she has recently been writing her own words. She lives in Essex.

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Heather's love of poetry began with early exposure to Edward Lear and Marriot Edgar's 'Albert' poems which she can recite with a genuine Lancashire accent. She has been published in New Writing Scotland 25, The Scotsman, Pushing Out the Boat and as winner of The National Galleries of Scotland competition 2007 and runner up in the BBC Wildlife Poet of the Year 2005. During the summer of 2009 one of her poems was displayed (legitimately) in a public convenience on Shetland as part of Jen Hadfield's Bards in the Bog project.

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