Tower Poets

Five years of Tower Poetry

Edited by Peter McDonald, participants who contributed to Tower Poets were

Caroline Bird
Olivia Cole
Frances Leviston
Anna Lewis
Helen Mort
Tim Smith-Laing
Matthew Sperling


Eleanor Morris, 1826; The Verger Locks up the Cathedral; The Pacifist’s Son; Visiting Hours; Leaving; History Lesson; The Reading Room – I Resolve to Live Chastely; Unthinkable; Ashes; Otter Ferry; Sight; January – The Ageing of Harry Houdini; Risk Assessment; An Englishman’s Guide to the Eye of the Storm; Like Faith – Flight Paths; The Writer’s Dairy; I Can Wait; Breaking the Ice; Ponte Sant’ Angelo; The Deep End – Untitled; Hastings/ Typhoon Clock; In Tenderness; Letter; The Observer’s Book of Birds – My Third Attempt to Leave; Trouble Came to the Turnip; Chaining Bikes to This Girl is Strictly Prohibited; Bread – Tradescant’s Rarities; Untitled; A Fetish

ISBN  0-9549932-0-9/ Published 2005

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As the work of these poets shows, new talent is always unpredicted – surprising rather than familiar.  We are glad to have played some part in promoting this originality and distinctiveness.
Peter McDonald