Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: Though often dangling on a shoestring, Peterloo

was firmly established as an indispensable poetry imprint and, alongside the press, ran a modest international festival and a national competition that attracted many entries.

Harry [Chambers] was director of Peterloo Poets for the 37 years of its existence, during which time 240 volumes appeared, all handsomely designed in an instantly recognisable house style. He listened out for neglected voices, and, through canny negotiation, maintained the precarious independence of his press.

from The Guardian: Harry Chambers obituary


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