I’ve twice (I think) contributed to ‘First Time’, a magazine published in Hastings by Josephine Austin. Only one of my contributions is currently listed here: I’m still thinking about the other.
For many years I (and my daughter) regularly read at the annual Hastings Poetry Festival. I’ve seen a mention of a Hastings Poetry Festival recently, but I don’t think it’s the same event. My daughter (aged about six at the time!) and I contributed to a one-off collection by Josephine under the First Time banner, devoted to poems by people who’d read at the festival. I’ve never been quite sure about the title Pro-Creating Poets, but this was my contribution, anyway, and I suppose it does fit the title:
Poems for Hastings was actually published by New Hope International, but was also associated with one of the first Hastings Festivals I attended. My contribution was this:
Small Blue-Green World
ESET Senior Research Fellow