BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

Accessibility help
Text only
BBC Homepage
BBC Radio
Woman's Hour - Weekdays 10-11am, Saturdays 4-5pm
Listen online to Radio 4

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

  Angela Kirby Friday 31 August 2001  
Since her husband of 23 years left her, Angela Kirby has been a waitress, a kitchen hand, a sous-chef and a gardener. At age 50, she began writing cookery and gardening books.

Now at 69 she's won the prestigious BBC Wildlife Magazine Nature Poetry Competition.
She joins Martha to discuss poetry, gardens and rebirth after divorce.
Angela reads two of her poems - Brain Coral - the winner of the BBC Wildlife Magazine competition and published in this month's magazine, and one of her early poems Snake in the Grass, published in No Holds Barred - an anthology of women's poetry edited by The Raving Beauties (The Women's Press; ISBN: 0704339633, 1985).

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.
Recent items about Leading Women
28 January 2010: Jane Goodall
More items in the Leading Women Archive
Listen now to the latest Woman's Hour
Listen Now
Latest programme
Listen again to previous programmes
Listen Again
Previous programmes

Retired? Downsizing? Moving home to be nearer the kids?

We'd like to hear your stories about moving house

Image: Find out how more about the Woman's Hour podcast
More about Woman's Hour podcasts

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy