Pennine Poets’ 40th Anniversary
FORTY YEARS OF THE PENNINE POETS
MIND AND BODY
By Dr. K.E. Smith
Edited by Pauline Kirk
Full of excellent poems by past and present Pennine Poets,
selected and introduced by K.E. Smith, Mind and Body
also includes original artwork by members, photographs
and other archive material.
Geoff Hattersley says:
"People in Yorkshire still take poetry seriously and poetry like this still takes people seriously. Groups such as The Pennine Poets are the lifeblood of the poetry scene. In selecting work from a wide range of poets writing over a period of forty years, K.E. Smith has assembled a fascinating literary and social document, illuminated by his thought-provoking introduction. As he makes clear, this is poetry with one foot in the past, one in the present, and its nose pointed toward the future.
Many of the poets are represented by generous selections of their work and they include some of Yorkshire's finest poets of their time, such as Cal Clothier and Mabel Ferrett, Anna Adams and Brian Merrikin Hill. The inclusion of relative newcomers too bodes well for the next forty years. This is a refreshing book to read in a world which seems to "dumb down" on almost a daily basis."
Available from any good book shop or by post from
Fighting Cock Press, 45, Middlethorpe Drive, York YO24 1NA
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