Philip Ruthen’s poetry, prose, book reviews and associated articles have appeared in a wide variety of journals and publications, in the UK and abroad. He studied English literature and linguistics at UWIST, Cardiff, after formative years from 1964 in Surrey, and gained an MA in English Literature at Warwick University, his dissertation attempting to develop modernist Marxist cultural theory during the exploration of Ford Madox Ford’s First World War tetralogy Parade’s End.
Recent study includes an MRes in Law from Birkbeck College, University of London, concentrating on mental health and civil rights arenas, assisting his former Trustee and Chair roles with the national charity Survivors’ Poetry.
Apple Eye Feat is his second poetry collection with Waterloo Press (Hove), following Jetty View Holding (2009), and free-plays without free-floating on themes of confinement, conflict, love, rights, loss and humanity, taking forward the earlier collection’s exploration of the contemporary margins of poetry and prose. Ruthen lives and works in South London.