William Peskett

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William Peskett
Born1952 (age 66–67)

William Peskett (born 1952) is a poet from Northern Ireland.

Peskett was educated in Belfast and at Cambridge University, where he read natural sciences.

He has published two volumes of poems, The Nightowl’s Dissection (Secker & Warburg 1975) and Survivors (Secker & Warburg 1980),[1] for the first of which he won an Eric Gregory Award for poetry.[2] In the 1970s, Peskett edited the poetry magazine, Caret, with Trevor McMahon and Robert Johnstone.[3] He wrote two novels, Pondlife and Losing Yourself. He has worked in teaching, journalism, marketing, design management and corporate relations and lives in Thailand.


  1. ^ Booth, Martin (1985). British Poetry 1964 to 1984: Driving Through the Barricades. Routledge. p. 162. ISBN 0-7100-9606-2. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
  2. ^ "Eric Gregory Trust Fund Awards (winners)". The Society of Authors. Archived from the original on 2008-05-17. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
  3. ^ Conn, Stewart (1974). New Poems: A P.E.N. Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. Hutchinson. p. 178. ISBN 0-09-120400-3. Retrieved 2008-06-15.