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Peterloo Poets

Poetry Publishers 1972 - 2009

SIDE EFFECTS   STANDING TO   VOICES OFF   SELECTED POEMS  
A WATCHING BRIEF   NECK VERSE   SAFE AS HOUSES   CONSEQUENCES   CHRISTMAS POEMS   QUEUEING FOR THE SUN  
COLLECTED POEMS 1978-2003   FROM ME TO YOU: LOVE POEMS

Side Effects

Side Effects
Published January 1978, reprinted 1979, 1982,1984
64 Pages Laminated Paperback
ISBN 10: 090529114X, ISBN 13: 9780905291147

Contents:

The List, The Watcher, Jobdescription: Medical Records, Specialist, For Saint Peter, Linguist, Casehistory: Julie (Encephalitis), Casehistory: Alison (Head Injury), Patience Strong, From the Remand Centre, Woman’s Touch, After Visiting Hours, Earthed, Stanton Drew, Owlpen Manor, Brympton D’evercy, Coire Dubh, Campsite: Maentwrog, The West Front at Bath, The Quiet Grave, Not my Best Side, Palimpsest, Some Modernisation Needed, My Brother’s House, Rite, Carol Concert, Sir John, Poem for Oscar Wilde, Only a Small Death, Family Entertainment, Ridge House (Old People’s Home), Men on Allotments, Pat at Milking-Time, Canal: 1977, Horticultural Show, Staff Party, Woman’s World, Song.

Standing To
Published December 1982, reprinted 1985
96 Pages Laminated Paperback, Hardback & Limited Signed Hardback
ISBN 10: 0905291352 / 0905291379,  ISBN 13: 9780905291352 / 9780905291376

Contents:

Fanfare, Four Dogs, At the Ferry, Rising Damp, Sisyphus, The Guide, The Passing of Alfred, The Conductor, Inside, Prolepsis, A Gardener, Not Quite Right, A funny set-up, Resuscitation Team, Lament for the Patients, Spring Afternoon, Reports, Half-term, You will be hearing from us shortly, Growing Out, Mother-in-law, King’s daughter, Army wife, Waiting Gentlewoman, Angels’ Song, BC:AD, Robin’s Round, Reindeer Report, The Contributors, On Buying OS sheet 163, Princetown, At Cadbury, Hang-gliders in January, In The English Faculty Library, Oxford, Haunted House, Rural Guerillas, Getting it across, Pomona and Vertumnus, Janus, Genesis, Chorus, Father in the Railway Buffet, Birthday Poem, The Colourblind Birdwatcher, 95, Child in Marble, Portraits of Tudor Statesmen, The Constant Tin Soldier, Standing To.

Standing To
Voices Off

Voices Off
Published November 1984
78 Pages Laminated Paperback
ISBN 10: 0905291603,  ISBN 13: 9780905291604

Contents:

Tomorrow and, Robert Lindsay’s Hamlet, Armin’s Will, Instead of the last post, Visiting Mr. Lewis in January, Tony / Fabian O.S.B., Grandfather’s Footsteps, Patients, Man to Man, Weather Map, Tyneside in December, Northmen, Air for an Heir, The Windsors: an everyday story of royal folk, Circus Tricks, Second Time Round, Women Laughing, Cluny: Five Senses, Two Beasts and a Lady, London Z to A, 7 South Street, St. James’s Charfield, ‘Soothing and Awful’,  Purton Lower Bridge, Growing Up, The First Years Arrive, Being A Student, The Cleaner, Knowing About Sonnets, Seminar: Life; Early Poems, Seminar: Felicity and Mr. Frost, High Table, Chaplaincy Fell Walk, Dig, Archie the Budgie, The Sheepdog, Local Poet, The Person’s Tale, From the Third Storey, On meeting John Heath-Stubbs and David Wright at a Publisher’s Launching Party held in the Information Centre at Victoria Station.

Selected Poems
Published April 1986
126  Pages Hardback
ISBN 10: 0905291751,  ISBN 13: 9780905291758

Contents:

The List, For Saint Peter, Casehistory: Julie (encephalitis), Casehistory: Alison (head Injury, Patience Strong, After Visiting Hours, Ridge House (Old People’s Home), Stanton Drew, Earthed, The Quiet Grave, My Brother’s House, Only a Small Death, Not My Best Side, Horticultural Show, Men on Allotments, Canal 1977, Palimpsest, Fanfare, Four Dogs, At the Ferry, Rising Damp, Sisyphus, The Guide, The Passing of Alfred, Mother-in-law, King’s Daughter, Army Wife, Waiting Gentlewoman, Inside, The Conductor, Lament for the Patients, Reports, Half-term, You will be hearing from us shortly, BC:AD, The Contributors, On Buying OS Sheet 163, Princetown, Hang-gliders in January, Getting It Across, Pomona and Vertumnus, Janus, Genesis, Father in the Railway Buffet, Portraits of Tudor Statesmen, The Constant Tin Soldier, Tomorrow and, Robert Lindsay’s Hamlet, Patients, Man to Man, Growing Up, Weather Map, London Z to A, Circus Tricks, The Windsors: An Everyday Story of Royal Folk, ‘Soothing and Awful’, Purton Lower Bridge, The First Years Arrive, Being a Student, The Cleaner, Knowing About Sonnets, Seminar: Felicity and Mr Frost, Dig, Chaplaincy Fell Walk, The Sheepdog, The Person’s Tale, Local Poet, Women Laughing, From the Third Storey.

Selected Poems
A Watching Brief

A Watching Brief
Published October 1987, reprinted 1999, 2004
76 Pages Laminated Paperback
ISBN 10: 0905291875,  ISBN 13: 9780905291871

Contents:

The Doctor, Downstairs at the Orangerie, La Débâcle. Temps Gris, Three Women Wordsworths, At Cowan Bridge, ‘These things were here’, Dear Mr Lee, ’Very quiet here’, At Averham, Sounds and Silences, A Wartime Education, Washing-up, Eating Out, 7301, Old Man, Old Man, Queuing outside the Jeu de Paume in light rain, Difficilior lectio, Looking for Jorvik, Dear True Love, Confesso Amantis, Homing In, Teacher’s Christmas, S. Martin’s College Lancaster, In Residence, Looking for Patterns at Half Moon Bay, Going Down, Off Sick, Resignation Letter, Halley’s Comet 1985-86, Travelling Man, Sunderland Point and Ribchester, First Flight, Carthage: an historical guide, Terminal Feelings, Rag Trade, Of Mutability, M.S., Bronwen, Unauthorised Version, Gaudy Ladies, Nativities, Bakerloo, Garden Planning, Unfinished Chronicle.

Neck-Verse
Published April 1992, reprinted 1999, 2003
64 Pages Laminated Paperback
ISBN 10: 1871471338,  ISBN 13: 9781871471335

Contents:

As well as the Bible and Shakespeare . . . ?, After Reading Anita Brookner, Braunberg on the River Mosel, Back to the Front, Children Imagining a Hospital, Clerical Error, The Comforters, Costa Geriatrica, Dear Sir, Descent, Dictator, Diglis Lock, Doubles, Dumb Show, Elegy for a Cat, Escaping, Explorer, Familiars, Going Under, Half-past Two, Idyll, King Edward’s Flora, A Life, May 8th: how to recognise it, Neighbours, The Old Lady and the Weather, The Poet’s Companion, The Receptionist to her Watch, Special, Superannuated Psychiatrist, Friends’ Meeting House, Frenchay, Bristol, The Middle Passage, Reception in Bristol, Titania to Bottom, A Toy, The Two, The Valley of the Shadow, Waiting, Word Games, Awkward Subject, Programmed, Notes at a Photographic Exhibition.

Neck Verse
Safe As Houses

Safe As Houses
Published November 1995, reprinted 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005
70 Pages Laminated Paperback
ISBN 10: 1871471591,  ISBN 13: 9781871471595

Contents:

Haunting, The Silence, The Room Where Everyone Goes, Tyndale in Darkness, The Doll’s Kitchen, Reading Between, Sirensong, Dying Fall, Collateral Damage, Last House, Counting Song, Death Row Poets, The Unprofessionals, A Major Road for Romney Marsh, DNA, Grand Union,  At Swarkestone, Lostwithiel in February, Greensted Church, Helpston, Under the Motorway, What, in our House?, An easy day for a lady, Odysseus’ Cat, He refuses to read his public’s favourite poem, Deus v. Adam and Another, Woman Ironing, Painter and Poet, Colophon, Queening It, Water everywhere, Damage Limitation, On Worms and Being Lucky, Daffodil Ministry, Atlas, The Absent-Minded Lover’s Apology, Sister, Christmas Presents, Cat in the Manger, Christmas Sounds, The Invitation, The Wicked Fairy at the Manger.

Consequences
Published July 2000, reprinted 2004
76 Pages Laminated Paperback
ISBN 10: 1871471591,  ISBN 13: 9781871471595

Contents:

Consequences (A sequence of 13 poems), Found on the Battlefield, Lost and Lost, The Master of the Cast Shadow, The Young Person’s Guide to Arms, Homily of the Hassocks, Hats Off, Gentlemen. A Genius!, The Uses of Architecture, Master Shakespeare: His Maggot, Ask a Silly Question, Hundreds and Thousands, Fox Unearthed, The Fortune-tellers Funeral, At Staunton Harold, Née, Kinch & Lack, Mother Scrubbing the Floor, Against Speech, Words for Months, Strong Language in South Gloucestershire, Three Poems for Amy Cook (1909-1998) (A sequence of 3 poems), Amy Sits for her Portrait, Amy Tells Us, A Touch of Éclair, For SO 759934: 14.2.96. A Love-poem, Conygre Wood and Hyakinthoides Non-Scriptus, The Offshore Trip, The Burren, Seven Types of Shadow, New Highgate Cemetery: 4 April 1996, Underground, Widening the Westway, Maud Speaking, Gospel Truth, This and That: Guido Morris at St Ives, Overheard at Lumb Bank, Petition of the Cats concerning Mr Peter Porter, Postcards, Look, No Hands, The Witness, Popular Fallacies, Sightings, Afterwards, Another Swan Poem, Olive, Post-op., Q’s Pew (Fowey Church), Autumn Offer, Four Christmas Cards (A sequence of 4 poems), The Gardener at Christmas, Christmas Traffic, Bird Psalm, Christmas in Envelopes.

Consequences
Christmas Poems

Christmas Poems
Published May 2003
66 Pages Laminated Paperback
ISBN 10: 1871471060,  ISBN 13: 9781871471069

Contents:

Make We Merry, Census Summons, The Sun Capers, Angels’ Song, Reindeer Report, What the Donkey Saw, I am Joseph, BC-AD, Robin’s Round, Nativities, Lullaby: Sanctus Deus, The Wise Man and The Star, The Sheepdog, The Tree, Dear True Love, Now, The Wicked Fairy at the Manger, Christmas Sounds, Cat in the Manger, Open House, The Invitation, The Contributors, The Gardener at Christmas, Bird Psalm, Christmas in Envelopes, Christmas Traffic, Not the Millenium, The Biographers, Angus Dei: 2001, 

Queueing For The Sun
Published May 2003
92 Pages Laminated Paperback
ISBN 10: 1904324088,  ISBN 13: 9781904324089

Contents:

Queueing for the Sun in Walbrook, The Gaoler’s Story, Morning After, At Gunthorpe, Sprung, The Obituarists, The Dagda, Autumn Double, Driving South, The Vulgar Tongue, Caedmon’s Song, Johnson at Hawthornden, The Man who Loved Gardens, Hardy Country, On the Wing, Probably unique in this state, Poet at the Festival, Harried, Entertaining Poets, Workshop’s End, Secret Garden, Route des Grappes, Marriage Lines, The Beasts, Herons, Caravan, The Apple War, West Bay in Winter, Wotton Walks, Extras, Administrator, A Minor Role, Waiting Room, A Brief Resumé at Fifty, For Sophie and Margaret, In Memory, What about Jerusalem?, A Wish for William Morris, The Benefactors, Candidates should pay special attention..., Lecture 1: Raising the Issues, Seminar: Getting Worked Down, Degree Day, Now What?, Pottery Class, Ben’s Birthday, The Little Children and Their Wise Parents, Grandfather’s Watch, Wintersports, For Leo on 14.2.2000, Arthur’s War, Road Rage on the M6, Libraries at War, From the Captain’s Log, On the North Face, Needle Work, Angus Dei: 2001, Party Night.

Queueing for the Sun
Collected (PBK)
New Exeter Riddles

Enitharmon (2002)

The Crystal Zoo

O.U.P (1985)

Collected (HBK)

Collected Poems 1978-2003
Published March 2005
468 Pages Laminated Paperback, Hardback & Limited Signed Hardback
ISBN 10: 1904324207 / 1904324150,  ISBN 13: 9781904324201 / 9781904324157,

Contents:

The List, The Watcher, Jobdescription: Medical Records, For Saint Peter, Linguist, Casehistory: Julie (Encephalitis), Casehistory: Alison (Head Injury), Patience Strong, From the Remand Centre, After Visiting Hours, Earthed, Stanton Drew, Owlpen Manor, Brympton D’evercy, Coire Dubh, Campsite: Maentwrog, The West Front at Bath, The Quiet Grave, Not my Best Side, Palimpsest, Some Modernisation Needed, My Brother’s House, Rite, Carol Concert, Poem for Oscar Wilde, Only a Small Death, Family Entertainment, Ridge House (Old People’s Home), Men on Allotments, Pat at Milking-Time, Canal: 1977, Horticultural Show, Staff Party, Song, Fanfare, Four Dogs, At the Ferry, Rising Damp, Sisyphus, The Guide, The Passing of Alfred, The Conductor, Inside, Prolepsis, A Gardener, Not Quite Right, Resuscitation Team, Lament for the Patients, Spring Afternoon, Reports, Half-term, You will be hearing from us shortly, Mother-in-law, King’s daughter, Army wife, Waiting Gentlewoman, Angels’ Song, BC:AD, Robin’s Round, Reindeer Report, The Contributors, On Buying OS sheet 163, Princetown, Hang-gliders in January, In The English Faculty Library, Oxford, Haunted House, Rural Guerillas, Getting it across, Pomona and Vertumnus, Janus, Genesis, Chorus, Father in the Railway Buffet, Birthday Poem, The Colourblind Birdwatcher, 95, Child in Marble, Portraits of Tudor Statesmen, The Constant Tin Soldier, Standing To, Tomorrow and, Robert Lindsay’s Hamlet, Armin’s Will, Instead of the last post, Visiting Mr. Lewis in January, Tony / Fabian O.S.B., Grandfather’s Footsteps, Patients, Man to Man, Tyneside in December, Northmen, Air for an Heir, Circus Tricks, Second Time Round, Women Laughing, Cluny: Five Senses, Two Beasts and a Lady, London Z to A, St. James’s Charfield, ‘Soothing and Awful’,  Purton Lower Bridge, Growing Up, The First Years Arrive, Being A Student, The Cleaner, Knowing About Sonnets, Seminar: Life; Early Poems, Seminar: Felicity and Mr. Frost, High Table, Chaplaincy Fell Walk, The Sheepdog, Local Poet, The Person’s Tale, From the Third Storey, Transitional Object, I Do Know How Awful I Am, My Lion is a Unicorn, The Horse Speaks, The Heir, Riddle 1, Riddle 2, The Doctor, Downstairs at the Orangerie, La Débâcle. Temps Gris, Three Women Wordsworths, At Cowan Bridge, ‘These things were here’, Dear Mr Lee, ’Very quiet here’, At Averham, Sounds and Silences, A Wartime Education, Washing-up, Eating Out, 7301, Old Man, Old Man, Queuing outside the Jeu de Paume in light rain, Difficilior lectio, Looking for Jorvik, Dear True Love, Confesso Amantis, Homing In, Teacher’s Christmas, S. Martin’s College Lancaster, In Residence, Going Down, Off Sick, Resignation Letter, Travelling Man, Sunderland Point and Ribchester, First Flight, Carthage: an historical guide, Terminal Feelings, Rag Trade, Of Mutability, M.S., Bronwen, Unauthorised Version, Gaudy Ladies, Nativities, Garden Planning, Unfinished Chronicle, As well as the Bible and Shakespeare . . . ?, Braunberg on the River Mosel, Back to the Front, Children Imagining a Hospital, Clerical Error, The Comforters, Costa Geriatrica, Dear Sir, Descent, Diglis Lock, Doubles, Elegy for a Cat, Escaping, Familiars, Going Under, Half-past Two, Idyll, King Edward’s Flora, A Life, May 8th: how to recognise it, Neighbours, The Old Lady and the Weather, The Poet’s Companion, The Receptionist to her Watch, Superannuated Psychiatrist, Friends’ Meeting House, Frenchay, Bristol, The Middle Passage, Reception in Bristol, Titania to Bottom, A Toy, The Two, Waiting, Word Games, Awkward Subject, Programmed, Notes at a Photographic Exhibition, Haunting, The Silence, The Room Where Everyone Goes, Tyndale in Darkness, The Doll’s Kitchen, Reading Between, Sirensong, Dying Fall, Collateral Damage, Last House, Counting Song, Death Row Poets, The Unprofessionals, A Major Road for Romney Marsh, DNA, Grand Union,  At Swarkestone, Lostwithiel in February, Greensted Church, Helpston, Under the Motorway, What, in our House?, An easy day for a lady, Odysseus’ Cat, He refuses to read his public’s favourite poem, Deus v. Adam and Another, Woman Ironing, Painter and Poet, Colophon, Queening It, Water everywhere, Damage Limitation, On Worms and Being Lucky, Daffodil Ministry, Atlas, The Absent-Minded Lover’s Apology, Sister, Christmas Presents, Cat in the Manger, Christmas Sounds, The Invitation, The Wicked Fairy at the Manger, Consequences (A sequence of 13 poems), Found on the Battlefield, Lost and Lost, The Master of the Cast Shadow, The Young Person’s Guide to Arms, Homily of the Hassocks, Hats Off, Gentlemen. A Genius!, The Uses of Architecture, Master Shakespeare: His Maggot, Ask a Silly Question, Hundreds and Thousands, Fox Unearthed, The Fortune-tellers Funeral, At Staunton Harold, Née, Kinch & Lack, Mother Scrubbing the Floor, Against Speech, Words for Months, Strong Language in South Gloucestershire, Three Poems for Amy Cook (1909-1998) (A sequence of 3 poems), Amy Sits for her Portrait, Amy Tells Us, A Touch of Éclair, For SO 759934: 14.2.96. A Love-poem, Conygre Wood and Hyakinthoides Non-Scriptus, The Offshore Trip, The Burren, Seven Types of Shadow, New Highgate Cemetery: 4 April 1996, Underground, Widening the Westway, Maud Speaking, Gospel Truth, Overheard at Lumb Bank, Petition of the Cats concerning Mr Peter Porter, Postcards, Look, No Hands, The Witness, Popular Fallacies, Sightings, Afterwards, Another Swan Poem, Olive, Post-op., Autumn Offer, The Gardener at Christmas, Christmas Traffic, Bird Psalm, Christmas in Envelopes,  The Sun Capers, What the Donkey Saw, I am Joseph, Lullaby: Sanctus Deus, The Wise Man and The Star, The Tree, Now, Open House, Not the Millenium, Queueing for the Sun in Walbrook, The Gaoler’s Story, Morning After, At Gunthorpe, Sprung, The Obituarists, The Dagda, Autumn Double, Driving South, The Vulgar Tongue, Caedmon’s Song, Johnson at Hawthornden, The Man who Loved Gardens, Hardy Country,  Workshop’s End, Secret Garden, Route des Grappes, Marriage Lines, Herons, Caravan, The Apple War, West Bay in Winter, Wotton Walks, Extras, A Minor Role, Waiting Room, A Brief Resumé at Fifty, In Memory, What about Jerusalem?, A Wish for William Morris, The Benefactors, Candidates should pay special attention..., Degree Day, Now What?, Pottery Class, The Little Children and Their Wise Parents, Grandfather’s Watch, Road Rage on the M6, Party Night, Angus Dei: 2001, Wintersports, For Leo on 14.2.2000, Arthur’s War, On the North Face, Needle Work, Libraries at War.

From me to you: Love Poems
Published September 2007
64 Pages Laminated Paperback
ISBN 10: 1904324479,  ISBN 13: 9781904324478

Contents:

An Old Tale, From Me to You, 20.viii.2003, The Absent-Minded Lovers Apology, Adjectives for U.A., All I Can Say (14.ii.2004), ‘As Well as the Bible and Shakespeare...?, At Averham, At the Ferry, Atlas, Chaplaincy Fell Walk, Christmas Presents, Coming To, Confessio Amantis, The Custom of the Country, Dear True Love, Dear Valentine, Difficilior Lectio, Diglis Lock, Elegy for a Cat, Envoy, For Leo on 14.ii.2000, For UA, in Cornwall, Going Under, Hereby, Homing In, Idyll, Looking for Jorvik, Matrimonial Poem, The Mineral Lover, My Lion is a Unicorn, 23 November, Per pro, Piano Duet, The Poet’s Companion, Poetry Reading: For Leo, Queueing Outside the Jeu de Paume in Light Rain, Reflection (1965), Skin-loose, Song, The Moment: 19-20 August 1932, To To, Ullapool, Where’er I Walk, With You, Workshop’s End, You, 7301.

From me to you

SIDE EFFECTS   STANDING TO   VOICES OFF   SELECTED POEMS  
A WATCHING BRIEF   NECK VERSE   SAFE AS HOUSES   CONSEQUENCES   CHRISTMAS POEMS   QUEUEING FOR THE SUN  
COLLECTED POEMS 1978-2003   FROM ME TO YOU: LOVE POEMS