John Whitworth (poet)

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John Whitworth (born 1945, India) is a British poet.

Life[edit]

He graduated from Merton College, Oxford. His work appears in Poetry Review, The Times Literary Supplement,[1] London Magazine, The Spectator,[2] Quadrant, New poetry,[3][4] and The Flea.[5] He taught a master class at University of Kent.[6] He was a judge for the 9th Poetry on the Lake Competition, 2009.[7] He read at Lamar University.[8] He read at the 9th annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival 2012.

He lives with his wife Doreen Roberts, who taught at the University of Kent, and their daughters Ellie and Katie, in Canterbury.[9]

Awards[edit]

  • 1988 Cholmondeley Award
  • 2004 The Silver Wyvern, Poetry on the Lake
  • 2009 Eleanor Room Poetry Award Lamar University
  • 2011 Literary Review £5000 Poetry Prize

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Bibliography[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Collections
  • Whitworth, John (1980). Unhistorical fragments. London: Secker & Warburg. 
  • — (1982). Poor butterflies. London: Secker & Warburg. 
  • — (1985). Lovely day for a wedding. Secker & Warburg. 
  • — (1989). Tennis and sex and death. Peterloo. 
  • — (1993). Landscape with small humans. Peterloo. 
  • — (1998). From the sonnet history of modern poetry. Illustrated by Gerald Mangan. Peterloo. 
  • — (2002). The Whitworth gun. Peterloo. 
  • — (2007). Being the bad guy. Peterloo. 
  • — (2011). Girlie gangs. Enitharmon. 
  • — (2016). Joy in the morning. Kelsay. 
Anthologies
  • Whitworth, John, ed. (1997). The Faber book of blue verse. Faber. 
  • —, ed. (2006). Making love to Marilyn Monroe : the Faber book of blue verse. Faber and Faber. 
List of poems
Title Year First published Reprinted/collected
Orriblerevelationsinighlife 2016 Whitworth, John (Jan–Feb 2016). "Orriblerevelationsinighlife". Quadrant. 40 (1-2): 142. 
Twelve don'ts for the aged 2016 Whitworth, John (Jan–Feb 2016). "Twelve don'ts for the aged". Quadrant. 40 (1-2): 4. 
Variation on a forgotten theme of James Fenton 2016 Whitworth, John (Jan–Feb 2016). "Variation on a forgotten theme of James Fenton". Quadrant. 40 (1-2): 111. 

Non-fiction[edit]

  • Whitworth, John (1989). "Poetry into print". Writers' and Artists' Yearbook. A & C Black. 
  • — (2001). Writing poetry. A & C Black. 
  • — (2006). Writing poetry (Revised 2nd ed.). A & C Black. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asthana, Anushka; Sherman, Jill. "The Times Literary Supplement". The Times. London. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ New Poetry - Google Books. Books.google.com. 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2015-03-29. 
  4. ^ New Poetry - Google Books. Books.google.com. 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2015-03-29. 
  5. ^ "Broadsheet 10: Tuneable Tweak". The-flea.com. 2010-11-26. Retrieved 2015-03-29. 
  6. ^ "News Centre - University of Kent". Kent.ac.uk. Retrieved 2015-03-29. 
  7. ^ [2] Archived June 23, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ [3][dead link]
  9. ^ "John Whitworth: Poet, Poetry, Picture, Bio". Thehypertexts.com. Retrieved 2015-03-29. 
  10. ^ [4] Archived October 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

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