. . . was previously an agriculturalist and enthusiastic sportswoman. A Passion Play she had written for her village lost some of its dramatic intensity when Jesus, performing without his spectacles, placed a puzzled child back to front on his donkey. Undeterred, she has subsequently written a three act Nativity play for the same village - though she has declined to tell us which one.
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