W H Petty
W H Petty was formerly President of the Society of Education Officers and was appointed CBE for services to Education. He holds a D.Litt from the University of Kent, and served as Chair of what is now Canterbury Christ Church University.
His poems have been widely published and successful in a number of competitions and his previous collections have all been well received. He has himself reviewed poetry for several literary journals.
Sample poem: Watch
But Someone Liked Them (2009)
Above the headland rock
of Winter are hammering
the earth. Black thoughts come wagging
for we also watch that room-cornered screen
another day, cruel,
go crumbling to its close.
Extract from “Closure”