Peter Scupham

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Peter Scupham (born 24 February 1933) is a British poet.


Scupham was born in Liverpool. He was educated at the Perse, Cambridge and St. George's, Harpenden. After National Service with the RAOC he studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He taught at Skegness Grammar School, and then became Head of English at St. Christopher School, Letchworth. His first marriage was to Carola Nance Braunholtz, the daughter of Hermann Braunholtz, CBE, Keeper of the Ethnographical Collections at the British Museum, with whom he had four children. He is now married to Margaret Steward. Together they have restored a small derelict Elizabethan Manor house in Norfolk, where they have put on plays and created a garden. With John Mole he founded The Mandeville Press, a small press using traditional letterpress methods of printing. The Press produced hand-set editions of work by Geoffrey Grigson, Anthony Hecht, John Fuller and many others. Its archive is now in the British Library. Currently he runs a catalogue book business with Margaret Steward, specialising in English Literature.[1]



  • Borrowed Landscapes. Carcanet Press, Limited. 2011. ISBN 978-1-84777-080-6.
  • Collected Poems. Carcanet Press, Limited. 2003. ISBN 978-1-903039-57-1.
  • Night Watch. Anvil Press Poetry. 1999. ISBN 978-0-85646-319-8.
  • The Ark. Oxford University Press. 1994. ISBN 978-0-19-282337-3.
  • Selected Poems, 1972-1990. Oxford University Press. 1990. ISBN 978-0-19-282762-3.
  • Watching the Perseids. Oxford University Press. 1990. ISBN 978-0-19-282785-2.
  • Air Show. Oxford University Press. 1988. ISBN 978-0-19-282206-2.
  • Out Late. Oxford University Press. 1986. ISBN 978-0-19-281973-4.
  • Winter Quarters. Oxford University Press. 1983. ISBN 978-0-19-211957-5.
  • Summer Palaces. Oxford University Press. 1980. ISBN 978-0-19-211932-2.
  • The Hinterland. Oxford University Press. 1977. ISBN 978-0-19-211871-4.
  • Prehistories. Oxford University Press. 1975. ISBN 9780192118462.
  • The Snowing Globe. E. J. Morten. 1972. ISBN 978-0-901598-42-4.


  • Ovid (2005). Peter Scupham (ed.). Ovid's Metamorphoses: a selection. Translator Arthur Golding. Carcanet. ISBN 978-1-85754-776-4.



  1. ^ "Peter Scupham" at Carcanet.
  2. ^ "Royal Society of Literature All Fellows". Royal Society of Literature. Archived from the original on 5 March 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010.

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