Featured poem: ‘The Altar’ by Bethany W. Pope

December 1st, 2012 § 0 comments

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‘The Altar’ is from Bethany W. Pope’s debut poetry collection A Radiance.

Download a pdf of the poem by clicking  here: The Altar_Bethany_Pope_A_Radiance_301112.

Find out more about the book, and buy a copy, by clicking here: A Radiance

Bethany is an extraordinary performer of her work. She is reading from A Radiance at several events in the new year. Go the Events page for more details.

About Bethany

Bethany W. Pope is a UK-based writer originally from the Southern United States. She has lived in North Carolina, Scotland, the Philippines, Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, Kansas, Texas and Wales before settling in her current home in Wiltshire.

She lived in an orphanage for three years before dropping out of high-school, but later continued her education at Mary Baldwin College where she earned her BA in English Literature. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from University of Wales Trinity Saint David and her PhD in Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University.

She writes constantly, is madly in love with her husband Matthew David Clarke, and spends at least three hours a week Skyping with her family.

She was winner of the inaugural Luigi Bonomi Associates Prize for Fiction in 2007 and shortlisted for a Faulkner-Wisdom award in 2010.

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