Poetry

I started writing poetry when I was about 12, and had a poem printed in the school magazine when I was 13.

When I was called up into the Army in WW2, I took a large notebook with me wherever I went, and filled that notebook with poems, and also a smaller one.

After the war, I came into contact with Bob Cobbing, and he encouraged me to write more, and also to create collages and haptics, and also to act.

Here is a list of my publications in the poetry field.

1954 AND Magazine No.1 (Cover by W H Nessler) Writers Forum
1959 Poems by Twelve Members of Writers Forum (Cover by W H Nessler) Writers Forum
1961 AND Magazine No.2 (Edited with Bob Cobbing, cover by Dan Carter)) Writers Forum
1963 AND Magazine No.3 (Edited with Bob Cobbing, cover by Bob Cobbing) Writers Forum
1963 The Massacre of the Innocents (with Bob Cobbing, cover by Jeff Nuttall) Writers Forum
1965 The Ten Plagues (Cover and illustrations by Jeff Nuttall) Writers Forum This was my first full book of poems, actually consisting of one long poem in ten parts.
1966 AND Magazine No.4 (Edited with Bob Cobbing, cover by Jennifer Pike) Writers Forum
1969 AND Magazine No.5 (Edited with Bob Cobbing, cover by Jennifer Pike) Writers Forum
1970 Red White Blue (also cover design) Writers Forum
This was my only venture into concrete poetry.
1973 WF100 (in lieu of AND 6, edited with Bob Cobbing, cover by Jennifer Cobbing) Writers Forum
1975 The Clare Poems (Cover by John Rowan) Writers Forum
1976 A B C (Cover and illustrations by Peri Rowan) Writers Forum
This was a unique funny piece, intended for children over seven.
1982 The Inner Game of Research (20 sheets in envelope) Writers Forum
Parts of this have also been published in various other places.
1993 The Ten Bulls: A Training Manual (Cover and illustrations by Peri Rowan) Writers Forum


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