John's ninth collection, Being the Bad Guy, was published by Peterloo in 2007. Fourteen of its poems had previously won prizes in a variety of competitions. Yes, fourteen!  Even so, I reckon he was robbed.

'Fattish, baldish, backward-looking and provincial'; his earlier publications include Tennis and Sex and Death and Landscape With Small Humans, both from Peterloo. His Writing Poetry, from A & C Black, deals with such vital questions as : Does modern poetry have to be difficult?  Can it rhyme and is it OK to be funny?

Find him at:  www.poetrypf.co.uk/johnwhitworthpage.html