GRAHAM BURCHELL GRAHAM BURCHELL - Award-Winning Poet and Children's Author


Graham Burchell was born in Canterbury and now lives in Rattery, Devon. He has lived in a host of places in between including seven locations overseas – Zambia, Saudi Arabia, Tenerife, Mexico, France (Paris), Chile and the United States (Houston, Texas). He has an M.A. in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. His collection 'Vermeer's Corner' was published by Foothills Publishing in the United States in 2008. His new collection, ‘The Chongololo Club’, focusing on his life in Zambia in 1980/81, was published by Pindrop Press in July 2012. He has won, been placed, commended or short-listed in many poetry competitions, including Chapter One Promotions, Poetry on the Lake, the Templar Prize, the Plough Prize and the Lorca in England international translation competition. He was Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year 2012, and he is a Hawthornden Fellow. His poetry has appeared in many print and online literary magazines in the U.K, U.S and other parts of the world. He frequently gives readings and runs poetry workshops in the West Country and beyond.

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Teignmouth Poetry Festival / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-03-19T00:00:00Z">Thu 19</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2015-03-23T00:00:00Z">Mon 23 Mar 2015</span> <span>(5 days)</span>Teignmouth Poetry Festival / Thu 19 to Mon 23 Mar 2015 (5 days)

Tickets are still available for most of the exciting events at the second Teignmouth Poetry Festival. Highlights include Mimi Khalvati, Penelope Shuttle, Matt Harvey and workshops delivered by Roselle Angwin, Andy Brown ...

Teignmouth Poetry Festival Competition 2015 / <span >Thu 06 Nov 2014</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2015-01-31T00:00:00Z">Sat 31 Jan 2015</span> <span>(3 months)</span>Teignmouth Poetry Festival Competition 2015 / Thu 06 Nov 2014 to Sat 31 Jan 2015 (3 months)

After the huge success of Teignmouth’s inaugural Poetry Festival in 2014, we are proud to announce that for 2015 the Festival will include a new Poetry Competition, open to all. Prizes: 1st - £500 2nd - £20...

Poetry Book Launch  - Graham Burchell&apos;s &apos;The Chongololo Club&apos; / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2012-10-06T00:00:00Z">Sat 06 Oct 2012</span>Poetry Book Launch - Graham Burchell's 'The Chongololo Club' / Sat 06 Oct 2012

First launched in London in the summer, the south west launch of 'The Chongololol Club' by Graham Burchell, ,will take place at Exeter Central Library at 2pm. These poems focus on the poet's time living and teaching ...

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Still WaitingStill Waiting

This poem was the winner in the first Chapeter One Promotions Open Poetry Competition in 2005. It tells of a true story related to him while he was teaching in a Konkola Trust School in Chililabombwe, Zambia.