Welcome and thanks for visiting my website. I am a writer based in Sussex, My passion is poetry but I also write short prose, monologues and articles. For the last eighteen months I have been writing poems, prose and monologues based on my Romany family, much of which has been published in journals and The Travellers Times. I have also been featured in a film called ‘Stories from the Hop Yards’, part of a project based on the photography of Derek Evans, filmed by Catcher Media.

One of my poems, ‘A Memory of the Hop Fields’ which was in the above film inspired the Wellington Primary School in Herefordshire to make their own film and what a good job they did. A beautiful and evocative piece. Watch it here.

A Proper Hedgehog Christmas

17th December 2018, 7:30pm-10:30pm
The Poetry Society Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BX

You are cordially invited to a launch event from The Hedgehog Poetry Press. Featuring readings from new works, from:

David Mark Williams – Papaya Fantasia
Raine Geoghegan – Apple Water: Povel Panni
Sue Burge – Lumière

With able support, reading from fortcoming titles by:

Karen Dennison, Matt Duggan, Sarah Thomson & Nigel Kent

‘Apple Water’ is a small collection of poems and short prose based on Raine’s Romany family who amongst other things picked fruit, vegetables and hops in both Herefordshire and Kent. Many of these poems have been inspired by actual events, personal stories and photographs, as well as the inclusion of ‘found’ words which help to bring the characters to life.

"These are poems of Roma memory and survival brought to life through beguiling lyric and dramatic telling. They bring a way of living, of thinking, listening, and seeing, into immediate and natural focus."
David Morley
Winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Poetry
"I've been reading 'Apple Water - Povel Panni' by Raine Geoghegan - a rare and beautiful voice that allows the reader to access precious living moments from an old world. Thank you."
Ceinwen E C Hayden
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