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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Poetry Magazines and Organisations

Apples and Snakes – specialists in performance poetry.

Askaboutwriting - an Internet resource site for writers of all abilities, everywhere.

Cinnamon Press - small, innovative, independent publisher based in North Wales.

BBC Poetry – audio poems available, and encouragement for children.

Mslexia - magazine for women who write; news, reviews, interviews; competitions and grants.

The National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE)

The Poetry Book Society - specialist poetry bookseller and book club.

The Poetry Class – a site for teachers bringing poetry to the class room.

The Poetry Kit – a wealth of information for poets.

The Poetry Library - part of London's South Bank complex.

Poetry London - eclectic international poetry magazine.

Poetrypf - An introduction to poets working in Britain today, with biographies and samples of their work. Includes listings of events where they can be seen and heard.

The Poetry School – events and tutoring.

The Poetry Society – organisation to help poetry thrive in Britain today. Publishes the Poetry Review.

Poetry Wales - features poetry and criticism from Wales and the world.

Poettext - reviews, references and comments to many poetry books.


For Children

Achuka - site for childrens books in the UK, plus interviews etc.

Christopher Tower Poetry Prize (for 16-18 year olds)

Foyles’ Young Poets of the Year Award
c/o www.poetrysociety.org.uk

The Poetry Zone – a whole range of pages for children.

Man In The Moon - A website for poetry written by children.


Poetry Publishers

Anvil Press - www.anvilpresspoetry.com

Enitharmon - www.enitharmon.co.uk

Carcanet Press - www.carcanet.co.uk

Faber and Faber Ltd - www.faber.co.uk

Bloodaxe - www.bloodaxebooks.com

Viking Press - www.viking-press.com