Genista Lewes

Genista LewesGenista Lewes has published poetry in the small press, in anthologies and been heard on Radio 4’s ‘Poetry Please’. Has achieved success in competitions and reads her poetry in the West Country and elsewhere. Genista is a member of Fire River Poets group, based in Taunton.

Sample poem: The Tub

Oversteps publications

Cat’s Cradle (2007)

Personal website:

…almost out of reach
a door handle speaks
makes plain its enduring message
on tiptoe we go
not even sure of slipping through unscathed…

from  “Alice’s Door”

Recent news

  • Genista Lewes has been highly commended in the first stage of the Bath Poetry Competition. Final results later this summer.

    [29-Apr-15 ]

  • Genista Lewes recently won 2nd prize in the Taachi Morris competition, and both she and A C Clarke were among the selected poets for the Ver poetry competition.

    [15-Oct-14 ]

  • Genista Lewes has won second prize in the Taachi Morris competition.

    [21-Sep-14 ]