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John Whitworth in Southword Journal

John Whitworth is one of those fattish, baldish, backward-looking, provincial poets in which England is so rich. His last collection, Being the Bad Guy (Peterloo, 2007) was praised by Les Murray. Good on him. His tenth, Girlie Gangs, will be published in June 2012 by Enitharmon, doubtless to universal acclaim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author Links

 

John Whitworth at Poetry PF

Interview with Whitworth in Desperado

Peterloo Poets: publisher of several Whitworth collections

 

 

 

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