Girlie Gangs (Paperback)
Intelligent and erudite but above all fun, John Whitworth’s verse takes no prisoners. Through ballades and pantoums, anagrams and acrostics, sonnets, classical elegies and rhyming haiku, he will show you what poems can do. Loaded with irony and wit, Whitworth writes poems that have none of the drawbacks or intimidation of ‘high poetry’, but the formal sophistication and historical knowledge to continue its traditions.
John Whitworth has published nine books of poems, edited two Faber anthologies and written a book on writing verse. His work has appeared in Poetry Review, the TLS, London Magazine and the Spectator among many others. He has been awarded the Cholmondeley Prize and The Silver Wyvern, Poetry on the Lake.