Hello. My book, Wild Gooseberries of Hailung, is out and can be viewed here:

Delighted that The Poetry Kit selected my Gooseberries as its Book of the Month: http://poetrykit.org/blog/?m=201506, a couple of months ago.

Delighted and amazed that my publisher, Indigo Dreams, saw fit to enter the book for this year's TS Eliot Prize.

A couple of poems from the book are in the current Poetry Ireland Review (no 115).

Coming up is its first launch, in Ilfracombe. Thursday September 10th, in the Library at 7.00...

quickly followed by its second launch - Ireland this time. The Flax Gallery, Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey (an Arts Centre near Belfast), Sept 16th, 3.00.

Thereafter, readings (I don't think you can keep on calling them launches) as follows:

The Appledore Book Fair on Oct 1st, 4.00 and Exeter Poetry Fest on October 10th.

Readings to be arranged in Camden, and in Ilfracombe's Portland Art: http://www.portlandart.co.uk  


Frances Corkey Thompson:

  • Lives in Ilfracombe, Devon.
  • Comes from: Belfast.
  • Education: Belfast Royal Academy, Queen’s University Belfast, Exeter University.
  • Former occupation: lecturer at North Devon College (now Petroc)
  • Currently: Writer and grandmother.