Write to be Counted – Supporting PEN

I am delighted to have two poems in the soon-to-be-launched Write to be Counted ‘Resistance Anthology’ of poetry, which will appear this autumn. Two launch events are planned: 4 October at the Poetry Café in London, and The Old Fire Station in Penrith, Cumbria, on 14th October. Details are available on the Write to be Counted blog.

The editors are:

Nicola Jackson

Kathleen Jones

Jacci Bulman.


Nicola Jackson is a poet and educator who lives in London and Cumbria. Her work has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies. She is a passionate advocate of human rights.

Kathleen Jones is a biographer and poet, author of several award-winning books and Royal Literary Fund Fellow. She has written extensively on environmental issues.

Jacci Bulman is a poet whose first full collection, A Whole Day Through From Waking, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2016. She coordinates live poetry events through Eden 4 Poetry.

All three editors are members of the Poetry Society’s North Cumbria Stanza group.

Money raised by the anthology will go to PEN, the international writers’ charity supporting human rights and freedom of speech. The aims of the editors are:

Our aim: to foster and support the maintenance of

  • ·         Human rights
  • ·         Women’s rights
  • ·         LGBT rights.
  • ·         Religious tolerance
  • ·         Refugee and Migrants’ rights
  • ·         Creative rights
  • ·         The right of independence of the investigative press
  • ·         The right of open speech and debate by citizens and the press.
  • ·         Connectivity and mutual support between writers across the globe.




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