Peter Carpenter

Peter Carpenter read English at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He teaches at Tonbridge School and is a Visiting fellow at the University of Warwick. He founded and a co-directs Worple Press.

“Carpenter, has a wary, sceptical intelligence; he is at times ironical in his contemplation, with a touch of Louis MacNiece.”

Maurice Harman, Poetry Ireland Revue

“Carpenter’s is a slightly difficult, but original voice… full of idiosyncrasy and idiomatic twists, encompassing (and chronicling) the poet’s own sense of dislocation.” 

Tim Liardet, Leviathan

“Carpenter can adopt a voice of curious, metaphysical inquiry akin to John Burnside’s or a subdued, elegiac detachment, or a cell depreciating football-fan persona. Not too far from Nick Hornby. But each poem seems to have its own peculiar strategy, its own oblique way of looking at the world.”

Andrew Johnson, Tabla

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