Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: Today, the group [Chester Poets] remains as one

of the oldest poetry groups in the North West, and Dr. [Philip John Willoughby-]Higson an esteemed and fondly remembered luminary.

His illustrated volume of poems--Poems On The Dee, published by The Friarswood Press in 1997--commemorated his time as a lecturer in the city, when he had accommodation 'worthy of a poet' in an old villa commanding a fine view of the river, and within sight of the elegant Queen's Park suspension bridge.

As late as 2009, he was a guest reader of the Chester Poets, performing his own translations of the long-neglected Maurice Rollinat's forgotten country poetry.

from The Flintshire Chronicle: Founder of Chester Poets passes away


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