John Birtwhistle

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JOHN BIRTWHISTLE’s poetry has been recognised by an Eric Gregory Award, an Arts Council bursary, Arts Council creative writing fellowships and a writing fellowship at the University of Southampton. His collection Our Worst Suspicions was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. His latest is Eventualities (Anvil Press Poetry). His next, In The Event, is to be published by Carcanet Poetry in October this year. He is married to a Consultant Anaesthetist and since 1992 he has lived in Sheffield with his family.
John Birtwhistle is an established Festival performer.  While we can’t currently offer his original exploration of Wordsworth’s  Tintern Abbey he has kindly allowed us a preview of his forthcoming book of poems. 

If you would like to purchase a copy of ‘In the Event’, it can be ordered on Amazon in advance of it’s publication in October (ISBN: 978 1 784109 93 6).

POETRY IN LOCKDOWN, Broomhill Festival 2020