IMPORTANT NOTICE:   The Editor Regrets To Announce That The Poetry Box Magazine Is Now Closed And Is No Longer Accepting Submissions or Magazine Orders.  

Due to ill health within her family, the Editor will be unable to continue editing and producing the Magazine, for the foreseeable future.

Thank You To All Our Wonderful Poets and Loyal Subscribers Without Which The Magazine Would Not Have Existed And Thrived So Well And Happily All These Years.

We Wish You Every Success & Happiness.

The Poetry Box Website will remain Live for a short while in order for visitors to view a Selection of our Poets Filmed Poetry Readings - and - to Read the Prize-Winning Halloween Poetry Award Poems.

The Editor would be delighted to welcome visitors to the:

'Love & Nature - Poetry & Arts Studio'

in Nyewood, West Sussex, GU31 5JA

which is usually Open on Mondays and occasional weekends.

Please Contact in Advance to Book Seats for the current 'Live Poetry Readings Programme' at the Studio and for current WeeklyOpen Times/Dates -

Please Call: 01730 821030

With Grateful Thanks and Very Kindest Wishes - LK Robinson (Editor)

The Poetry Box Magazine

A Unique Illustrated, Printed & Posted
Romantic & Epic Poetry Magazine

A4-sized and Comb-Bound



Poets Featured In This Edition

Pamela Trudie Hodge, JayGee, David Lightbown
Sue Gerrard, Jerry Prince, Gavin Simpson
Tracey Hamilton, Bryony Jagger
Jenny Connelly, Anne Gaelan, Joyce Walker
Kim Elliott, Danielle Bonanno, Peter Geoffrey Paul Thompson
Sandra Burnett, Miriam Clare, Deborah Maudlin, Ruth Blaug

Illustrator Featured In This Edition:  Kitty Pigfish

 ~ and ~ 

The Poetry Box
Halloween Poetry Annual Award

The Editor Is Delighted To Announce The Winners of:


Please Visit 'WINNERS' page for details
of the Winners of the 2015 Award



 We Have Great Pleasure In Presenting 









   ~ 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.


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 - Or Call: 01730 821030

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 45 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.

Visiting GroupsPlease Contact In Advance - Thank You.

Tel: 01730 821030