Interview with Angela Topping

Angela Topping

This interview with me was originally requested by Limebirds, in 2014. That site no longer exists, so I thought I would share it here for those who would like to know more about me and my work.


Looking at your blog you have had a very busy and varied career, can you tell us a bit about your background and how you became a poet?

I was brought up on a council estate in a working class family. Books were very expensive but valued. Mum was a great storyteller. I was mad for story and this gave me the incentive to teach myself to read at the age of 3. I was a voracious reader and used to go to the library twice a week. I was making up rhymes all the time, and it didn’t take me long to discover poetry. I wanted to be a poet even back…

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