Selected Poems by John Fowles now available!

For some time, John Fowles' widow Sarah and his friend, the well-known English poet and novelist Adam Thorpe, had wanted to bring out a book of his poems.  Flambard Press was approached by Fowles' literary agent Anthony Shiel about this project and agreed to take it on.

Most of Fowles poems and verse translations have never been published, although he himself
began with poetry, not fiction, and took writing poetry seriously.  His sole publication, however, 
was the 1973 Ecco Press book "Poems," published in the US but not the UK.
  Flambard Press has now published "Selected Poems," edited and with an introduction by Adam Thorpe.
This selection of Fowles' poetic work includes
two major sequences dating from the early part
of his career, both drawing on his time living in Greece and his interest in Greek mythology.  The remaining poems, largely unpublished and roughly in chronological order, are varied in content, form and technique, and culminate in a sequence writ-ten in hospital towards the end of his life.  Fowles was always interested in verse translation and adaptation, and the book concludes with a small sample of this side of his literary achievement.

The soft cover book is 160 pages long and is available for purchase at: http://www.inpressbooks.co.uk/john-fowles-selected-poems/

A signed limited hardbound edition--one of 100 copies printed--is available for sale on our John Fowles First Editions page in the "Signed Limited Editions" section.


Cover art: "Cobb Storm" by Peter Wiles.