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Brenda’s two collections of poetry are:

  • Arbitrary edges (2013)

  • Like love (V Press, 2018)

both available from the Shop


Brenda’s plays Cuffed, Don’t give it another thought and Once this was a poet have also been published.


Her poetry has been extensively published in anthologies and magazines, including:

  • Hwaet! 20 years of Ledbury Poetry Festival, Bloodaxe, 2016

  • We’re all in this together, Offa’s Press, 2012

  • Love poetry, Author., 2003

  • Pendle War Poetry Competition, Selected poems, Posh Up North, 2018

  • All a cat can be, Eithon Bridge, 2018 

  • Short Fuse, the Global Anthology of New Fusion Poetry, Rattapallax Press, 2002

  • Final Chapters, Writing about the end of life, Dying Matters Coalition, 2012

  • Smoke and Mirrors, Versatile Arts, 2011

  • The Commons, Waterhare Press, 2019

  • Voices of 1919, Hen Race Press, 2016

  • Soul Feathers, Indigo Dreams, 2011

  • Diversifly, Fair Acre Press, 2018

  • The Pocket Poetry Book of Weddings, Paper Swans Press, 2018

  • The Pocket Poetry Book of Cricket, Paper Swans Press, 2018

  • Play, Paper Dart Press, 2018

  • The Green,  Here Comes Everyone, 2021

  • Ripening Cherries, Offa’s Press, 2020

  • The Poetry of the Black Country, Offa’s Press, 2016

  • 84, Verve Press, 2018

  • The best of Squiffy Gnu, Fabulahula, 2020



More recently, many of Brenda’s haiku have been included in the online Haiflu poetry and photography project.

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