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 Sutton, 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. More recent study included the MRes in Law from Birkbeck College, University of London, concentrating on mental health and civil rights arenas.
Ruthen is former Trustee and Chair of the Board of Directors of the national mental health and literature development charity Survivors’ Poetry, where he still occasionally volunteers as a commissioning editor for their ISSN-registered e-zine Poetry Express.
Familial is his third poetry collection with Waterloo Press, following Apple Eye Feat (2012), and Jetty View Holding (2009), Familial being a collection with an increasingly intimate free-play on themes of confinement, conflict, love, loss and humanity, taking forward the earlier collections’ exploration of the contemporary margins of poetry and prose. A fourth collection is currently being pieced together and due out in 2023. Ruthen lives in east Devon, although regularly spends time working in London, and beyond.
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