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Peter Knaggs

Updated: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 09:50 am

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Peter Knaggs is the author of two poetry collections, a tutor for The School of Poetry, and has been Writer in Residence at Sirius Academy West in Hull. Founder of the small press Muesli Jellyfish, Peter is editor of The Slab journal and The Hull Connection. He has taken prizes in many competitions, including being a prizewinner in The National Poetry Competition twice and a prizewinner the Bridport International Poetry Competition, twice. Widely published, he has had poems in The York Evening Press, The Hull Daily Mail, The Morning Star, The North, The Reater and The Banana Shovel. In 2017, ‘You’re So Vain You Probably Think This Book is About You,’ was longlisted for The Forward Poetry Prize. ‘Sunburnt Bollock,’ is forthcoming.


Staying Alive Whenever he wanted anything he stole it, like banana seeds from the garden centre, C.B. radios from the local scout hut, bottles of lager from the shop on the corner, money from the changing rooms during P.E. lessons. He chored pint glasses from the Golden Lion, trousers and shirts from Top Man and Burtons did a runner from The Taj without paying. His mother inherited a small fortune, so she treated him to a 250cc motorbike, he thrashed the arse off it, no insurance, often crashed it, but never got killed.

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David Blake

Tue 7th Jun 2016 23:38

Many thanks for your words on 'Vial' Peter. Much appreciated! I look forward to checking out some of your own work.

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Greg Freeman

Fri 29th Apr 2016 23:19

Hi Peter, can you check your WOL emails, please? Just click on Inbox at the top of this page. Many thanks, Greg

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