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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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BILLS, Gary

The Echo and the Breath

Paperback

1871471869

Original Cover Price:

7.95

Drysdale,-Between-Dryden-&-04

THE ECHO AND THE BREATH
Poems by Gary Bills
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Gary Bills was born in Wordsley, near Stourbridge, and educated at Durham University, where he studied English Language and Medieval Literature. He is married to Heather E. Geddes, an artist, and lives in Ledbury, Herefordshire, where he works as a local journalist.

Since 1989 he has published "getting on for 100 poems" in various magazines including Outposts, Envoi, Acumen, Helicon, Iota and HQ.

He is a regular reviewer for HQ, and three of his minimalist poems were chosen this year for inclusion in The Acorn Book of Contemporary Haiku, an anthology edited by Kevin Bailey, editor of HQ, and Lucien Stryk, the co-editor of the Penguin Book of Zen Poetry.

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A Love Affair in Miniature

1.

I am
a lake,
unrippled.

Her touch -
a leaf
that falls upon
such calm.

2.
I draw green blinds
across the moon,
on river sounds
as delicate as breath...

And she becomes
the hands and lips
of silence.

3.
Snowflakes
light as birds' feet
on the glass,
her four rings
on the table,
and my ticking watch
beside them.

4.
I dream of kites,
I touch their shadows…

And in the morning,
when we kiss,
her taste
is on my lips.

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THE ECHO AND THE BREATH
Price 7.95 per copy post free (5.35 post free to Associate Members)
Cover painting: by Heather E. Geddes
Publication: SPRING 2001 (66 pages laminated paperback)