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 5 Collections and/or Records:
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'.
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.
- Type: Collection X
- Poetry 2