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.

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Misplaced Persons



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Poems by Jack Winter


Jack Winter was born in Moose Jaw, Canada. A writer and teacher, he has lived in England since 1976. The author of fifteen professionally produced stage plays, more than two dozen radio and television plays and cinema films, as well as critical articles, prose fiction, and several collections of poetry, he has held the C. Day Lewis Fellowship of the Greater London Arts Association and the Arts Council of Great Britain Creative Writing Fellowship. He has also been a tutor in Creative Writing at the University of Bristol.

Misplaced Persons, Jack Winter’s first collection of poetry published in Britain, contains three sections: Kaddish which charts the emotional journey of a son confronting the death of his parents; Misplaced Persons dealing with aspects of the poet’s homeland and adopted country which remain foreign even to the native-born; Ravers giving voice to a few other of the radically misplaced.



Every man bears a scar somewhere on his body.
Look for it. He has put it there himself.
It is the signature of his nature, his true name.

Every man bears a scar somewhere on his body.
Some bear more than one. Look for one only.
When he received that scar, he did not need another.

Every man bears a scar somewhere on his body.
Such a scar is visible only in his mirror.
If you wish to see a man, look only at his scar.

Every man bears a scar somewhere on his body.
You appear a perfect man. Who can hope to meet you?
You appear a perfect man. Go acquire your scar.


Price 7.95 per copy post free (5.30 post free to Associate Members)
Cover illustration: Travellers by Gertrude Starink
Publication: AUTUMN 1995 (72 pages laminated paperback)