Angela Topping

Angela Topping has published eight collections and four pamphlets, all with reputable publishers, the most recent being The Five Petals of Elderflower (Red Squirrel Press, 2016). Her solo collection for children, The New Generation, was published by Salt in 2010. Her poems have appeared in over 100 anthologies, and in prestigious magazines including Poetry Review, The North and The Dark Horse. They have been set for A level, won several first prizes, and featured on BBC Radio’s Poetry Please. In 2014, her collaborative exhibition with Maria Walker, The Lightfoot Letters, featured at StAnza. Angela is a former writer in residence at Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden. She blogs at

Woman (Angela) smiling at camera against a background of foliage

Dave Topping