www.peterloopoets.com

Peterloo Poets

Poetry Publishers 1972 - 2009



We are sorry to announce the death of John Whitworth 11.12.1945 to 20.04.19
Many of you will know John was a well loved and respected member of the Peterloo Poets “family” in its day and was a staunch Peterloo Poets supporter over the years.

The funeral will take place at Barham Crematorium Chapel at 12:40pm on Wednesday 22nd May
Barham Crematorium (CT4 6QU) is 9.6 miles (a 20 minute drive) from Canterbury, using the A2 to Dover.
No flowers, please, but any donations would be appreciated, in John’s name, to: Pilgrim’s Hospice, 56 London Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8JA or online at www.pilgrimshospices.org







 Following his editorship of the poetry magazine Phoenix (1958 - 1975), Harry Chambers founded Peterloo Poets in Manchester in 1972.
Peterloo’s first two full collections published in 1976 were Elma Mitchell’s The Poor Man in the Flesh and Edmond Leo Wright’s The Horwich Hennets. Peterloo Poets went on to publish 240 volumes of poetry.


To view the full Peterloo Poets Catalogue
 
Click here

 


PREVIOUS

UP

NEXT

WHITWORTH, John

From the Sonnet History of Modern Poetry

Paperback

1871471796

Original Cover Price:

7.95

Drysdale,-Between-Dryden-&-04

FROM THE SONNET HISTORY OF MODERN POETRY
Poems by John Whitworth
Illustrated by Gerald Mangan

_________________________________________________________________________________

John Whitworth’s and Gerald Mangan’s subjects in this highly original volume include G.K. Chesterton, Walt Whitman and Emily Dickenson, William McGonagall, the 1st World War poets, Eliot, Yeats, Graves, Ezra Pound, Auden and MacNiece, Hugh McDairmid, Dylan Thomas, Larkin and Betjeman, Thom Gunn and Ted Hughes, Gavin Ewart, Seamus Heaney, Tom Leonard, Edwin Morgan and Ian Hamilton Finlay, Tony Harrison, Sylvia Plath, Ginsberg, Stevie Smith, Kit Wright and Douglas Dunn, Paul Muldoon, James Fenton, Peter Reading, Simon Armitage and Glyn Maxwell.

No reader of 20th century poetry will want to be without this volume.

“Mangan’s fine line drawings have won many admirers and have nicely counterpointed Whitworth’s witty and acerbic verses … At their best (the sonnets) have vigour and a touch of enchantment.”
                                           
Paul Groves, Poetry Review

_________________________________________________________________________________

The Long and the Short of It

We poets are a proud race. Day and night
When and wherever alcohol may be
Consumed without financial penalty
We meet to praise the craft. Here’s tall Kit Wright

Beaming above the passion and the fight
With disconnected geniality.
His English charm is like his poetry;
Simple straightforwardness that isn’t quite.

Next to him Douglas Dunn is bearded, terse,
With serious glasses hooding serious eyes.
He writes a Scottish, clotted kind of verse.
And he is very short contrariwise.

I dedicate this picture to the Muse
Who chooses poets. Poets do not choose.

_________________________________________________________________________________

FROM THE SONNET HISTORY OF MODERN POETRY
Price 7.95 per copy post free (5.30 post free to Associate Members)
Cover illustration: John Whitworth by Gerald Mangan
Publication: 1999 (64 pages laminated paperback)