Annie Fisher’s background has been in primary education, initially as a teacher and later as an English adviser. Now semi-retired, she writes humorous and ‘lightly serious’ poetry for adults and children as well as stories for children. She is widely known across Somerset primary schools as a storyteller (Arabella, Storyteller) and also runs poetry workshops in schools.
Her writing draws on her classroom experiences, her love of song and story, and memories of her Catholic childhood. A combination of the playful and the poignant often bubbles under the surface.
Annie joined Taunton’s Fire River Poets in 2012 after winning a prize in their annual competition. She regularly reads at their events, and also at the Poetry Island performance poetry nights in Torquay. Her poems have appeared in Acumen, Angle, Ink Sweat and Tears, Lighten Up Online, Obsessed with Pipework, Other Poetry, South, Snakeskin and The Frogmore Papers.
Her debut pamphlet was published by HappenStance in 2016.
Infinite In All Perfections: HappenStance, 2016
Poems in anthologies:
- My Dear Watson, the very elements in Poetry, Beautiful Dragons Press 2015
- Blame Montezuma! An Anthology of Chocolate Poems, HappenStance, 2014
- Not a Drop, Beautiful Dragons Press 2016