Peter Bennet

Peter Bennet

Peter Bennet has published seven collections of poetry. He has been a prizewinner in the National and the Arvon International poetry competitions, and in the Basil Bunting Awards, and has received support from New Writing North and Arts Council England. He was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize in 2008. He lived for thirty-three years near the Wild Hills o’Wanney in Northumberland, in a rermote cottage associated with the ballad writer James Armstrong. He now lives in Whitley Bay. His most recent book is Border from Bloodaxe Books.

He taught at five schools, including the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne, and then worked in adult education for a number of institutions throughout the North East: Derwentside College, Newcastle University, Northumberland College, the Open University, and Sunderland University. Subsequently he spent sixteen years as Tutor Organiser for Northumberland with the Workers' Educational Association.

He was Associate Editor of Stand from 1995 to 1998, and is a co-editor of Other Poetry. He received a Poetry Book Society Recommendation in 2005 for Goblin Lawn and the Poetry Book Society Choice in 2008 for The Glass Swarm.

Ha-Ha was published by Smith/Doorstop in 2007.


Intriguing … haunting. Glimses of lives in a variety of strange circumstances and locations.' — David Constantine

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