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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CHAMBERS, Harry (Ed)

Causley At 70



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Edited by Harry Chambers


Poems by

Alan Brownjohn  Seamus Heaney  John Heath-Stubbs
Ted Hughes  Elizabeth Jennings  Philip Larkin
Peter Levi  Bill Manhire  Roger McGough
Roger Pringle  Lawrence Sail  Anthony Thwaite
Chris Wallace-Crabbe  David Wright  Fay Zwicky

Prose Tributes by

Stanley Cook  Dan Gioia  Norman Levine
Edward Levy Colin MacInnes  Barry Newport
Ronald Tamplin  D.M. Thomas  J.C. Trewin


New poems
Uncollected autobiographical prose
Manuscript worksheets
Photographs & a selected biography


Two for Charles
By Roger McGough


Outside a church at Launceston
St. Mary Magdalene sits up
And whenever the poet passes
Throws pebbles at him for luck.

For his poems are Christmas crackers
Filled with spells and charms.
Custard pies made with real custard.
Starry-gazy pies with real stars.
They sing out to be sung.

Making magic and music
Wherever he goes
He sits at the foot of England
And tickles it’s toes.


Causley, God, the sea:
Cornish Trinity.


Price 7.95 per copy post free (5.30 post free to Associate Members)
Cover  illustration: Portrait Drawing of Charles Causley by Robert Tilling R. I.
Publication: 1987 (120 pages laminated paperback)