Anna Meryt


Anna Meryt has been writing poetry all her life and had her first poem – about the Vietnam War – published in her convent school magazine in Wales. She has had many single poems published in anthologies, including The West In Her Eye, and Her Mind's Eye (ed. Rachel Lever). Highgate Poet's anthology (Feb 2014) and The Book of Love and Loss ed. June Hall (Sept 2014) Various other poems have been published in poetry magazines (latest one Nov 2015)..

She has been a performance poet for many years and is a member of Highgate Poets, a very active poetry group in North London. In 2011 she won first prize in the Lupus International poetry competition for her poem Bulawayo – about her birth place. Her first poetry pamphlet was published last year – Heartbroke. Dolly Mix is her second collection.

She has also completed her first book – a memoir set in South Africa in the 1970s, where she lived for a few years, titled A Hippopotamus at The Table. (available on Amazon

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A Hippopotamus at the Table
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 109,400. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A TRUE STORY of a journey to a new life in CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA in 1975. A young couple and their baby travel to Cape Town at a time of full apartheid, riots and social unrest. The effects of apartheid crept up on them until two tragedies drove them to realise that continuing to live there had become untenable

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