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 http://www.sfw.org/about.shtml which will give you lots more information.

Thank you very much Gus.

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