Peterloo Poets

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CHAMBERS, Harry (Ed)

Peterloo Preview 3



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Edited by Harry Chambers


The poets represented in Peterloo Preview 3 are: Colin Archer who spent many years in social work management before taking a 1st in English as a mature student and becoming Writer-in-Residence at a Hospice; David Pell Goodwin, a Zimbabwean who lectures in Land Surveying at the University of Zimbabwe; Diana Hendry, a writer and journalist who was the 1991 Whitbread Children’s Novel Award winner; Frederick Jones who lectures in the Department of Classics at the University of Liverpool and was a prizewinner in the 1991 Northern Poetry Competition; Joan McGavin, a Scot who attended the school which was the model for the one in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and who now teaches creative writing in Southampton; and Graham Seal who lives now in Cornwall, but who has worked as a surveyor for a seismic crew in the Canadian bush, and as an attendant in a mental hospital.


Large Shapes
by David Pell Goodwin

Right now I would like to see massed leaves on trees,
Casting ink-pool shadows, like a child’s finger painting.
I am tired of the winter filigrees.

I wish for cumulus cloud piles,
Blue with rain, like foothills. I have wearied
Of mist’s wisps, and vaulted vapour trails.

I cast back for the elephant herds,
Which passed stamping and uprooting trees,
I have had my fill of squirrels and garden birds.

But branches, mist and birds are symptoms, I suppose,
Of a surfeit of small thoughts. My longing
Is for a global wisdom, a universal purpose.


Price 7.95 per copy post free (5.30 post free to Associate Members)
Cover  illustration: ‘Homer, going his round’ from The Poets’ Corner by Max Beerbohm, London 1904. (Courtesy of Mrs Eva Reichmann).
Publication: AUTUMN 1993 (96 pages laminated paperback)