Julia Webb Poet


Julia Webb is a poet, creative writing teacher and collage artist living in Norwich. She has a degree in creative writing from NUA and an MA in poetry from UEA. In 2011 she won the Stanza competition and 2018 she won the Battered Moons poetry competition. She is a poetry editor at Lighthouse Literary Journal.  She has two poetry collections with Nine Arches Press: Bird Sisters (2016) and Threat (2019).

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Ramona Herdman’s recent publications are ‘Glut’ (Nine Arches Press), ‘A warm and snouting thing’ (The Emma Press) and ‘Bottle’ (HappenStance Press). ‘Glut’ was one of The Telegraph’s ‘20 best poetry books of 2022 to buy for Christmas’ and ‘Bottle’ was a PBS Pamphlet Choice.


Stuart Charlesworth was shortlisted in the 2021 Live Canon poetry competition and in the 2020 Rialto pamphlet competition. They were commended in the 2018 Brittle Star competition and the 2021 Hippocrates prize. Stuart has an MA in creative writing (UEA) and is a learning disabilities nurse. Will Harris described their poetry as A caring evocation of an enclosed world, which opens out into something more surreal and ragged. 

Jenny Pagdin’s first collection, The Snow Globe came out with Nine Arches Press in 2024. Her pamphlet Caldbeck was published by Eyewear in 2017, shortlisted for the Mslexia pamphlet competition and listed by the Poetry Book Society. Jenny lives in Norwich with her family, where she works in the voluntary sector. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and a BA in English from Oxford University. Her poems have been Highly Commended and shortlisted in the Bridport Prize 2023, and won second prize, highly commended and the Norfolk Prize in the Café Writers Competition. Jenny was also longlisted for the Rebecca Swift Foundation’s 2018 Women’s Poetry Prize. Her work is featured in New Welsh Review, Smoke, Magma, Ambit, Spoonfeed, Wild Court, The Stand, Finished Creatures, Interpreter’s House, Ink, Sweat & Tears and Emma Press and Mum Press anthologies.


Anne Bailey is a Yorkshire woman now living and writing poems in North Norfolk. She has had her work published in ‘Ink Sweat and Tears’, ‘Brittle Star’, ‘Obsessed with Pipework’,  ‘Lighthouse’ ‘The Moth’ and ‘Under the Radar’ journals. She is a committee member for ‘Cafe Writers’ organising live poetry events in Norwich. Her poem was commended in the Ambit 2021 Poetry Competition and her first pamphlet ‘What the House Taught Us’ was published in winter 2021 by Emma Press.