The Poetry Box Magazine
~ Plus: live poetry performances all year round ~
The Poetry Box Has Great Pleasure In Presenting
A NEW LIVE POETRY PROGRAMME FOR
ENTERTAINING LIVE POETRY READINGS OF:
'ROMANTIC COUNTRYSIDE POEMS'
'ROMANTIC & HUMOROUS NATURE POEMS'
~ See Below For Further Details ~
'The Poetry Box Magazine' was Founded by Lynda (aka 'Merlynda') Robinson (LLAM)
and publishes Romantic and Epic Poetry in Rhyming Form
in an A4-sized illustrated, printed and bound
twice yearly poetry publication.
In Addition: 'The Poetry Box Magazine' is also the home of:
'The Poetry Box Halloween Poetry Annual Award'
- is a unique and highly regarded international
Halloween-Themed Annual Poetry Award.
Winners and Finalists receive beautiful and engraved
Glass Trophies - their winning poems are published in
'The Poetry Box Magazine'
- an A4-sized, illustrated, printed and bound, twice yearly Poetry Magazine
- and also appear on especially created 'Winners & Finalists' pages on
The Poetry Box website.
- In addition, winning and selected entries are performed at
a Live 'The Poetry Box Poets' Award Recital
at a suitable venue in Central London, to be advised.
THE 2016 AWARD WILL BE OPEN FOR ENTRIES FROM SEPTEMBER 2016
THE WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED INDIVIDUALLY BEFORE 31st MARCH 2017.
Live Weekly Poetry Readings also take place
in the Editor's charming secluded Garden with wonderful views
of the South Downs in Nyewood, West Sussex, England
- and these recitations primarily include:
Romantic Love Poems
Romantic Nature Poems
Entertaining Readings of Romantic, Fantastical & Humorous
Fairytales-in-Verse, Epic Poems & Verse-Fables
For All Ages.
Visitors Must Book A Seat In Advance
- Please Book via our 'Contact Us' page
stating which date/session you would like to visit - Thank you.
The Poetry Box Live Original Poetry Recitations:
Live Poetry Readings are also Performed by a Programme of Invited Poets.
Programmes are updated and changed regularly so visitors may
choose to attend many times throughout the year to enjoy
the different Programmes of Poetry.
We Are Delighted To Invite Poets To Submit Poetry
For Consideration For these 'Invited Poets Live Poetry Readings'
in the Garden at The Poetry Box.
Please see the 'Invited Poets' Note below.
A Brief Biography of The Poetry Box Founder:
Lynda K Robinson (aka: 'Merlynda') is a former Professional Speech Teacher, an LLAM and ALAM of LAMDA, a four-times Honours Medallist of Speech and Acting with LAMDA, a Member of The Poetry Society, The International StoryTelling Network, and a Full Member of EQUITY (Variety) - and is Fully DBS-Checked. She is an Award-Winning, Much-Published and Radio-Broadcast Verse-Fabulist, Love Poet, Children's Poet (aka: 'Merlynda Jelly-Jaws') - a published Short Story Author, a published and commissioned Art Author, a published and widely performed Monologuist, Scriptwriter, Lyricist and Songwriter. She is also the Founder of The Ventriloquist Club of Great Britain and conducts Workshops in Ventriloquism and Ventriloquist Characterisation/Voices and Duologue Scriptwriting.
Publications to date include:
4 Solo Poetry Collections, 1 Collection of Monologues & Speeches For Performers & Speakers (ACT! Alone - Published: GAPP), 3 Poetry Audio Books (CDs) and Poetry ChapBook Collections - and her poetry has been published in more than 40 Poetry Anthologies, to date. She is also the author of the 250,000 word Art Tutorial Course: 'Master The Art' commissioned and published by The Art Institute - and - a former Magazine Columnist with The Observer Series of Newspapers, based in England. And in addition:
The Winner of The Golden Grove Poetry Award
The Second-Prize Award-Winner of The Poetry In Mind Poetry Award
The Highly-Commended Award-Winner of The Serendipity Poetry Competition
The Highly-Commended Award-Winner of The Portico Poetry Prize
Finalist: The Poetry Rivals National Poetry Slam
The Winner of the Leaf Bookjacket Illustration Award for her BookJacket Illustration: 'Message In The Bottle & Other Short Stories'
Recitals, Performance, Speech & Singing Details:
She has been teaching Singing & Speech students - of all ages - for over 35 years - since the early 1980s having completed her studies with LAMDA and having successfully undertaken 'The Mastery' at The Actors Institute, London. Teaching Ventriloquism, Speech and Singing occasionally to private students, she also plays Piano, Keyboards, Soprano Saxophone and Melodica, and composes Children's, Folk, Satire and Romantic Songs, and instrumental/Ballet music, on her Baby Grand Piano.
She writes professional Poetry Book Reviews, judges Poetry Competitions and conducts Public Speaking, Poetry Recitation & Writing, Lyric Writing, Speech and Monologue Writing - and Songwriting Workshops - at Venues to suit - and from her home on the West Sussex/Hampshire border.
She is a Highly-Commended Songwriter/Composer (The WM Composers Award for Song and by the Judges of the BNMF) and 6 x times Semi-Finalist for her original Songs and Lyrics with The UKSC.
She has composed 5 Suites of Ballet Music for students (premiered at The EQ Festival of Dance, Ireland) - and over 100 Cabaret, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Light Operetta Songs - published and recorded, to date.
Invited Poets: Poets are Invited to Recite their own Poetry outdoors in the Garden at The Poetry Box by sending a maximum of 6 Poems they wish to recite live, in advance, to The Poetry Box.
The Invited Poet's material must be suitable for audiences of all ages and must not contain any material or language whatsoever which is likely to cause offence.
Tel: 01730 821030 Email: FairyTaleRhymes@aol.com