nominated by: David Wheatley
Hull is the birthplace of Andrew Marvell and Stevie Smith, and more recently the home, temporary or otherwise, to a remarkable collection of twentieth-century poets including Douglas Dunn, Carol Rumens, Roger McGough, Peter Didsbury, Sean O'Brien, Douglas Houston, Oliver Reynolds, Maggie Hannan and Caitriona O'Reilly.
Most famous of all Hull's poets is Philip Larkin, who was librarian at the University of Hull for thirty years. The university Hull now hosts the Philip Larkin Centre for Poetry and Creative Writing, among whose staff are poets Christopher Reid, Cliff Forshaw and David Wheatley.
name: David Wheatley
phone: 01482 465635