Pennine Poets

Chris Andrew

Chris Andrew was born in Ashton-U-Lyne in 1968 and now works for the National Health Service in Bradford. Find out more...

Bruce Barnes

Bruce Barnes is a Bradford based poet, a student from the Writing MA at Sheffield Hallam University, and a member of Beehive Poets. Find out more...

Andrew Boobier

Andrew was born in Haworth, West Yorkshire in 1963. He attended York University and gained a first class degree in English where he won the Ursula Wadey Memorial prize for his translation of Georges Bataille's Histoire de l'oeil. Find out more...

Nicholas Bielby

Nicholas Bielby, the second longest surviving member of Pennine Poets, is the current convener. He edits Pennine Platform and Graft Poetry. A prize-winning poet (Arvon International, New Poetry, etc.), he has had three books of poems published and a fourth is coming out from the University of Salzburg in 2015. Find out more...

John Cook

John is Head of English in a West Yorkshire comprehensive school. Find out more...

Julia Deakin

Julia Deakin was born in Nuneaton and worked her way north via the Potteries, Manchester and York to Huddersfield where she began writing poems on a poetry MA. Find out more...

Simon Currie

Simon Currie, has attended Pennine Poets workshops and events for twelve years. Find out more...

Ian Emberson

Ian was an artist and writer with eight books published, including a novel-in-verse Pirouette of Earth... Find out more...

Mabel Ferrett

Novelist, local historian, critic, journalist, and poet, Mabel Ferrett's career spanned many decades of creativity. Born in 1917, the year of Passchendaele, her life had been shadowed by war: 1914-18 and then 1939-45. Find out more...

Rob Hawley

Rob Hawley was born in Lancashire in 1966. He is a teacher of History, a contributor to various county magazines under the pseudonym Jonas Holdsworth, a freelance copywriter and a member of Pennine Poets. Find out more...

Lesley Quayle

Lesley Quayle was born in Fife. Daughter of a naval officer, she moved all over Britain, attending eight different schools in six different counties, always returning to the family home in Glasgow whilst her father was abroad on long tours of duty. Find out more...

Pauline Kirk

Pauline Kirk is herself an author, poet and critic. Two novels - Waters of Time and The Keepers - and eight collections of her own poetry have been published, the latest, Walking to Snailbeach: Selected and New Poems, receiving excellent reviews. Find out more...

K E Smith

K E Smith was born in Leeds and went to school there and, later, in Bradford. At Belle Vue Boys' School he became aware that J B Priestley had been a student of the school half a century before and this heightened his own growing love of literature. Find out more...

Joyce Thornton

Joyce was a widely published poet, classically trained pianist and an artist whose creativity over several decades spanned all three areas. Find out more...

Jane Wilson

Jane was one of the founder members of Pennine Poets. Find out more...

Josie Walsh

Josie Walsh was born in Cambridge but has lived for most of her adult life in Wakefield. Her first public writing was a prize-winning essay on Cinema. Find out more...
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