Welch, John Hope, 1942- (poet, publisher and teacher)
- Existence: 1942-
John Hope Welch was born in Southgate, London, in 1942, and read Modern Languages at Magdalene College, Cambridge (B.A. 1965). After training as a teacher in Southampton and teaching for a year in Lyon, he specialised as a teacher of English to school students recently arrived in Britain, working in this field for twenty-seven years. He founded The Many Press in 1975. Welch's collections of verse are 'Out walking' (London: Anvil, 1984); 'The eastern boroughs' (Exeter: Shearsman, 2004); and 'Collected poems' (Exeter: Shearsman, 2008).
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Letters and poems: Denise Riley, eight poems, two with messages added; Nick Totton, 'The Aphasia Murders', 'Fully in the Light' and three single-page texts; John Welch, nine letters and a collaborative text; Martin Thom, poems (mostly pages from magazines) letters and a review; Ian Patterson, document with some poems.
Photocopied typescript of the poems in the book, with a title page dated 1979. The poems bear dates between 1972 and 1979. With two sheets of manuscript notes in the hand of John Welch, one apparently not relating to 'Hotel Zingo'.
Letters, postcards and poems, including versions of 'Its Radiance'.
The letters are to David Tipton (1 letter, 1970); Peter Baker (9 letters, 1972-1977 and no year); John Welch (13 letters, 1974-1982); and Ken Edwards (5 letters, 1987-1988).
Literary correspondence and papers, including the archive of The Many Press.
Single undated letter from John Welch to John Riley.