Friday, 26 July 2013

Sydney Fowler Wright

I would like to thank Gus Fowler Wright - Sydney Fowler Wright's grandson for his help and guidance regarding his Grandfather.

Sydney Fowler Wright was himself a very accomplished poet.  He founded the Empire Poetry League and encouraged others to write poetry, travelling around gathering poems and then publishing them.  

I first discovered Sydney when I was looking for Merseyside poets.   The Birkenhead Reference Library have a copy of his "Merseyside Poets" book and allowed me to look at it - for which I am extremely grateful.   The legacy of Sydney Fowler Wright is very precious and I do not think he receives sufficient acclaim.

I cannot do justice at the moment to the amazing achievements of Sydney Fowler Wright because I am preparing for the exhibition at the Ace Centre in Nelson, Lancashire which starts on 15th August 2013 but I will definitely come back to him as soon as possible.

However, in the meantime, do look at the website which will give you lots more information.

Thank you very much Gus.

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