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
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Robin Helweg-Larsen's poetry is published in the UK, US and Canada. His chapbook poem on writing poetry "Calling The Poem" is available as a free download from Snakeskin Poetry Webzine, issue 236. He is Series Editor for Sampson Low's "Potcake Chapbooks - Form in Formless Times", and lives in his hometown of Governor's Harbour in the Bahamas.