man watching a poetry video

Poetry scene news

Rosemary Tonks has died | 03-May-14

The poet Rosemary Tonks, author of two poetry collections and six published novels, died aged 85 on the 15th of April.

In the 1970s Rosemary Tonks renounced literature  and came to view her work as 'dangerous rubbish'.  But Neil Astley and poets such as John Stammers, whose collection Stolen Love Behaviour takes its title from one of her poems, hold her poetry in high regard.  She refused to let her work be reprinted. The Poetry Library has copies of her two much sought after collections in the Rare Books room.  Please call in advance if you would like to view these collections.

Read obituary by Neil Astley in the Guardian

:: Back to Poetry scene News ::

Back to top Register for newsletter
Bookmark This Page