Old City, New Rumours
Published by Five Leaves Publications
Old City: New Rumours is an anthology of work by poets who have lived or worked in Hull, a city described by Philip Larkin as having "a different resonance".
The collection is a sequel to the influential 1982 collection A Newly Rumoured City (edited by Douglas Dunn, with a foreword by Philip Larkin). New work by all the poets featured in that 1982 collection are included, as are other poets including Andrew Motion, Grace Nichols, David Wheatley and Douglas Dunn himself.
Philip Larkin died 25 years ago and commemorations are being held in Hull during the summer of 2010. This exciting publication celebrates Larkin 25, but it will be read long afterwards.
Carol Rumens was the Director of the Philip Larkin Centre between 2006 and 2007. She has been published regularly since 1973, mostly poetry but she has had one novel published and several plays performed. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Hull.
Ian Gregson is a poet and critic. His poetry is published by Salt, his other books include Character and Satire in Post-War Fiction (Continuum). He was included in the 1982 Hull collection.