3rd May 10
and in the shop…
“Meeting My Inners”
“The Gods Have Become Diseases”
pamphlet anthology –
“Gobby Deegan’s Riposte”
The Group, in association with Donut Press
“Deepening the Mystery”
Graham Mummery was born in Altrincham, Cheshire, but has lived most of his life in or around Sevenoaks, Kent. He pursued a career in banking and is now training as a psychotherapist.
His first pamphlet collection, The Gods have Become Diseases, was published in 2006 and poems and translations have appeared in various magazines including Ambit, Brittle Star, Equinox, Obsessed With Pipework, Poetry Street, Psychopoetica as well as on the BBC Kent Website and in the anthology Gobby Deegan’s Riposte. He also collaborated in translating Deepening the Mystery by Christiana Maria Purdescu from Romanian.
The interest in translating comes from his interest in poets from other traditions and wanting to get closer to the sources for himself. His own poems have been translated into German and Romanian and broadcast on Romanian radio.
He is also Treasurer of the Kent & Sussex Poetry Society. His poetry has been described by Moniza Alvi as “… a lightening conductor for the inventive and the contemplative.” And by John Stammers as “… the perfect riposte to the humdrum: learned, yet, humane; literary, yet of today.” Ambit Magazine also headlined some of his poems saying on their cover : “Graham Mummery will rescue you barefooted with Einstein. He will explain to you the whole world.”