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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.


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WILKINSON, Maureen

The Blindman Goes From  A to B

Paperback

187147115X

Original Cover Price:

7.95

Drysdale,-Between-Dryden-&-04

THE BLINDMAN GOES FROM A TO B
Poems by Maureen Wilkinson

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The Blindman Goes From A To B is an eye-opener of a first collection by painter-poet Maureen Wilkinson who has twice (1987 and 1990) won 1st prize in the Peterloo Poets Open Poetry Competition. Seven of the poems in this collection were included in Peterloo Preview 1 (1988) and excited much favourable critical comment:

’Maureen Wilkinson . . . won the 1987 Peterloo Open Poetry Competition with “Bringing the Night Cow Down” and now proves that she has a body of work of equal quality.’
                                              John Mole, Encounter

’She has something of Dylan Thomas’s gift for fashioning the autonomous but still singing line.’
                                             William Oxley, Acumen

Maureen Wilkinson
was born in London in 1944. She studied fine art at Goldsmiths College, London, and taught for twelve years in special education before moving to an eleven-acre smallholding in Cornwall where she raised beef cattle.

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Only This

The grief is so close to the joy that it flickers and
flickers and flickers until we are blind with it.

Only a seaside town, an afternoon
of golden weather like a state of grace.
Above the sky hub where three roads converge
some wheeling pigeons spin a hollow drum
of tin-bright flight. People along the pier
sit basking, that their flesh may self-forget
itself in pleasure; briefly they become
ocean, pavement, distance, shadow, child.
An infant in a pram opens his eyes.
He invents sky. He ripens like a loaf.

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THE BLINDMAN GOES FROM A TO B
Price 7.95 per copy post free (5.30 post free to Associate Members)
Cover illustration: Maureen Wilkinson
Publication: AUTUMN 1990 (64 pages laminated paperback)