'Textual Possessions' brings together three long sequences of poems: 'In the Present Historic Tense', 'An Encounter Upon the Beach at Minehead With the Prince of This World', and 'On Being Voiced'. Peter Philpott is editor of the online poetry journal Great Works.
Peter Philpott was born in Martock, Somerset in 1949, moving to Minehead later in his childhood. He attended the University of Keele. He lives in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, and teaches media and film in a Further Education College in Essex. From 1971 to 1981, initially with Bill Symondson, he ran the 'Great Works' magazine and small press, and started the www.greatworks.org.uk website in 2001. He had books published by Ferry Press and Grosseteste Press in the early 1980s, and appeared in the anthology 'A Various Art' (edited by Andrew Crozier & Tim Longville, Carcanet, 1987).