Pennine Poets is a group of acclaimed and widely published writers who meet for monthly creative workshops, stage readings and festivals and produce a journal, Pennine Platform, which attracts both local and international readers.

New from Fighting Cock Press

Grandma's Prairie Journals Fighting Cock Press is pleased to announce a new publication (with Stairwell Books): Tales from Grandma's Prairie Journals by Rita Jerram, edited by Pauline Kirk, ISBN 978-1-939269-26-3, price £10.00.

Edith Jerram, Rita's Grandmother, left her rural Derbyshire village in 1884 to join her fiancé in Canada – against her parents' wishes. She kept journals graphically describing her life on the Canadian prairies. Rita has transformed these entries into gripping stories, capturing the hardships and joys of pioneer life. Fascinating reading.

Fishing for Spring

A second edition of Mary Sheepshank's popular collection Fishing for Spring is now available ISBN 978-0-906744-41-3 Price £8.50

"I respond immediately to Mary Sheepshanks' very human reactions. Her skilful poems spice sharp observation, sensuousness and painful subject matter with wit and humour." - Myra Schneider

Download order form or contact Fighting Cock Press, c/o Pauline Kirk, 45, Middlethorpe Grove, York, YO24 1NA Email:

Coming soon... a new anthology celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Pennine Poets. Read more...

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