It is sad to have to record the death on April 20th 2019 of John Whitworth, a writer well known to many LUPO contributors. He appeared in LUPO’s first two editions in 2008 and occasionally afterwards. His work could be found in a wide range of magazines here and abroad and there are ten collections of his verse, published by Secker & Warburg, Peterloo, Enitharmon, and Kelsay, from Unhistorical Fragments in 1980 to Joy In The Morning in 2016. In addition there was a book of verse for children, The Complete Poetical Works of Phoebe Flood (Hodder 1997), Writing Poetry (A.& C. Black 2001, revised edition 2006)) and a Faber anthology he edited in 2006, Making Love To Marilyn Monroe.
A good deal about his life and writings can be found in a Spotlight Feature in The Chimaera Issue 4 September 2008.