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New in April 2016: Poets and War

‘War is a business of innumerable personal tragedies’: Wilfrid Gibson, Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne, and the First World War, published earlier this year in the Journal of the Friends of the Dymock Poets,  has now been uploaded and is also available for download in Word and pdf formats.

New in February 2016: Wilfrid Gibson’s ‘Devilswater’

Wilfrid Gibson’s poem ‘Devilswater’,  set to music by James Gillespie, appears on the recently launched Brothers Gillespie CD, Songs from the Outlands. The poem, which refers  to places near Hexham, Gibson’s Northumberland hometown, was influenced by the regional folk tales and Border Ballads he heard from childhood; I think Gibson would have loved the Gillespies’ … Continue reading New in February 2016: Wilfrid Gibson’s ‘Devilswater’

New in July 2015: Michael Gibson article from ‘Eagle Times’. Work in progress: dissenting poets in the First World War

New Upload: ‘Eagle Art Editor’:  Michael Gibson’s 1998 illustrated account of his time working for Eagle and associated comics and annuals in the nineteen-fifties. My previous upload of Michael Gibson’s unfinished memoir of his time at Eagle in the nineteen-fifties has been attracting interest from comics fans, so I’m pleased to have located and got … Continue reading New in July 2015: Michael Gibson article from ‘Eagle Times’. Work in progress: dissenting poets in the First World War

New in April 2015: Michael Gibson remembers teenage authorship, bomb disposal, and Eagle comics

Michael Gibson (1918-2000), a prolific children’s author, was the art editor of the Eagle comic during the 1950s.  As his niece, I became the lucky recipient of a gift subscription which, arriving earlier than the copies in the shops, made me the envy of my schoolmates (especially the boys). Towards the end of his life, … Continue reading New in April 2015: Michael Gibson remembers teenage authorship, bomb disposal, and Eagle comics

New in March 2015: additional resources on Wilfrid Gibson

Last summer the Sunday Mirror,  in an issue commemorating the outbreak of the First World War, printed one of Wilfrid Gibson’s war poems. The accompanying one-paragraph biography  contained seven factual errors. Though I managed to get these corrected in Mirror Online,  other misinformation about Gibson persists on the internet and in print.  He did not … Continue reading New in March 2015: additional resources on Wilfrid Gibson

New in November 2014: collages for Remembrance Day, and book chapter about Helen Lowe.

New Uploads:  For Remembrance Day, I have added links to collages I have made using two of  Wilfrid Gibson’s antiwar poems , Armistice Day 1932, and The Victors. Text only versions of the poems here. The Spirit of Resistance: Helen Lowe, 1944-2011 is now available on this site. This short chapter from  Women Against Fundamentalism: … Continue reading New in November 2014: collages for Remembrance Day, and book chapter about Helen Lowe.

New in October 2014: Part Two of Anarchism and Feminism in the 1970s

New Upload: I have now added extracts from four more  interviews to  Anarchism and Feminism: voices from the seventies. Women activists discuss anarchism, feminism, and the relationship between the personal and the political: Marie : I think we have to change what anarchism is. Angela: Acting non-hierarchically affects every part of our lives. Ruth: I … Continue reading New in October 2014: Part Two of Anarchism and Feminism in the 1970s