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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Anna's poems have appeared in the Harvard Review, Atlanta Review, Rattle, and 32 Poems. She gained her MFA from Bennington College, and is the Editor of the Raintown Review. Her chapbooks Swimming and Selected Sonnets are available from Maverick Duck Press.