About the Friday Poem”
A poem on Friday
Every Friday morning we put an original, unpublished poem on our front page. It stays there for a week. When a new poem arrives, the old poem is archived. The previous three Friday Poems are archived on the front page so they get a bit more glory, and older poems will be archived separately. We also publish poetry book reviews and articles of interest to poets and poetry readers. Subscribers get an email on Friday morning with the Friday poem, details of new reviews or articles, and a bit of chat. Subscribe to The Friday Poem at the foot of this page.
Who are we?
Editor Hilary Menos has had two poetry collections published by Seren Books, Berg (2009), which won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2010, and Red Devon (2013). Her pamphlet, Human Tissue (Smith|Doorstop, 2020), won The Poetry Business International Book & Pamphlet Competition 2019. She has worked as a student union organiser, journalist, food reviewer, arts critic, organic farmer, script overseer and dramaturge.
Web designer and builder Andy Brodie runs magicbean.fr, a website design company based in South West France. Andy has also worked as a ship agent, a boat builder, a yacht skipper in Greece, an actor with Kneehigh Theatre and an organic farmer. He was a founder member and director of Exeter-based children’s theatre company Quirk Theatre. As a musician he toured the world for 15 years with legendary show band The Rhythm Doctors.