Some of the writers and poets who have had their work published by Peace & Freedom Press
A former Peterborough Poet Laureate, Cardinal has been widely published as a poet and writer since the 1980s. While his one-man show High Stakes has been taken to Finland and Ireland. Another claim to fame for Cardinal was being a member of the Warriors Gate team that won Telly Addicts in 1994. A page of Cardinal-related links can be found here.
A regular contributor to the International Times and British music papers, Andy is also the author of a variety of books since the 1970s. He has interviewed the likes of Grace Slick and Noddy Holder.
Fay wrote one-liners for BBC radio shows The News Huddlines and Week Ending.
Dorothy is a noted historian, and she was married to Helli for many years, who was one of the most respected experts on early-modern European history.
As an actor, Alec appeared as Sgt. Osgood in the 1971 Doctor Who serial The Dæmons, and as Captain Mainwaring in the 1990s sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart.
First finding fame as a novel live poet, that included reading poetry with a paper bag over his head, Henry really made his name in the early '90s Channel 4 TV series A Packet of Three, alongside Frank Skinner and Jenny Eclair. Since then Henry has really made his name via Baby Cow Productions, which he set up in 1999. As either writer and producer, Henry has been involved with a long list of acclaimed British comedy shows from the 1990s onwards, including Gavin and Stacey, The Royle Family (which he co-created), Red Dwarf, The Mighty Boosh, Mrs Merton Show, Marion and Geoff, Nighty Night and Alan Partridge. With comedian Steve Coogan, Henry also co-wrote a number of Coogan's TV shows. The Oscar nominated 2013 film Philomena, which starred Coogan, was partly produced by Baby Cow.
Peggy was an important figure in the NW poetry scene in England, and she was the producer of Radio Merseyside's First Heard literary programme for over 20 years. The Poetry Society now has a poetry award named in Peggy's honour, the Peggy Poole Award.
A prolific producer of poetry and publications as a teenager in the 1980s, Andy joined The Peace & Freedom Band in 1988. He was one of the famous 'jacuzzi poets' that appeared in the Daily Mirror, while he also made a rocking appearance on Channel 4 TV series Under the Moon in the late 1990s with a World Cup song. Andy now writes a very informative blog about Top of the Pops here: http://angelogravity.blogspot.com/
Steve "is Britain's - and possibly the world's - most widely published poet" said the International Times. Steve was the godfather of the small press sci-fi/fantasy/horror scene in the UK for decades until his death in 2018. According to Atlantean Publishing, Steve's work appeared in 1,000+ publications, and you'll find a few articles by Steve on this site.
A war hero, Victor would cheekily refer to Peace & Freedom as Peas & Freedom in correspondence. A friend of George Orwell's widow Sonia, Victor was a gifted poet and artist. Guardian obituary here: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2002/mar/25/guardianobituaries.obituaries
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Peace & Freedom Press has featured contributors such as HENRY NORMAL, CAROLE BALDOCK, SUZANNE RUTHVEN, DAF RICHARDS, ALISON CHISHOLM, DOROTHY KOENIGSBERGER, STEVE SNEYD, ANDY DARLINGTON, JOHN BRANDER, JOHN FRANCIS HAINES, DOROTHY BELL-HALL, JOSEPHINE AUSTIN, FREDA MOFFATT, ANTHONY NORTH, ANDY SAVAGE, GERALD ENGLAND, MARY WALLACE, CHRISTINE LAYFIELD, VICTOR WEST, FAY MARSHALL, FAY DICKINSON, MARY BUCKLEY-CLARKE, CARDINAL COX, GEOFF STEVENS, RACHEL L. WEBB, JOHN WILLIAMS, DAN PUGH, DYLAN PUGH, CAROLYN DAY, LYNDA LAW, PAT HEPPEL, CHRIS McGLYNN, JAMES McLAUGHLIN, TONY DOWNING, SANDRÉ CLAYS, JOHN CLAYS, DONALD FALCONER, DOROTHY DAVIS-SELLICK, JOHN PASSERELLO, INGRID RILEY, CHRISTINE THOMAS, JACQUELINE BISHOP, VALERIE KERENS, PATRICIA SPENCER, MAGGIE ALLEN, JEAN SIMISTER, RICHARD MASON, GERALD HAMPSHIRE, PETER THOMPSON, MIKE HOY, DES LEWIS, PETER WALDORF, ROBIN JOHNSON, ANDREW BRUCE, PETER MACKIE, MARY McGIHON, BARRY POWELL, JOHN W. WILKINSON, JUNE MUNRO, CAROLE JONES, CAROLINE ROBERTSON, MONA MILLER, PETE FAULKNER, JOYCE GALE, FRANCESCA HEANEY, KRYS JARVIS, PENELOPE MACLACHLAN, TY ALLBRIGHT, T. DALEY, KATE NAYLOR, KATE DOW, ALEC LINSTEAD, BERNARD SHOUGH, DAITHIDH MACEOCHAIDH, KEITH McKIBBIN, MATTHEW DALBY, SHEILA BARKSDALE, GLENISE LEE, MARGARET EDDERSHAW, JUDY P. POWE, NOLA B. SMALL, DORA WATKINS, BRENDA AXWORTHY, ESTHER CHILTON, MARK BONES, PHILIP H. SIMMONS, MAUREEN REASON, GWYNN WATT, PHIL KNIGHT, DENISE LYSAGHT, R.D. ROBERTSON, KATHLEEN FROWD, BRIAN BLACKWELL, PETER HICKS, EDMUND MATYJASZEK, JUDY METLISS, PEGGY POOLE, STEVE HUNTER, NEIL HENDERSON, JAMES ASHWORTH, DEBORAH VANSTONE, MARK VANSTONE, PAMELA CONSTANTINE, BARBARA CARPENTER, ANN COPLAND, SHEILA JANES, JEAN THEAKER, JOHN COPLEY, JOSÉ HUERTAS-JOURDA, INDY, KELLY EZNEKER, SHEILA HUMPHREY, WIN SMITH, RUTH TOY, CAROL WOLRICH, JOAN LEAHY, JIM C. WILSON, SONIA GREGER, JOE CARDILLO, NICOLA PLUMB, SIDNEY MORLEIGH, FIONA CURNOW, ANTHONY FINLAY, TONY LUCAS, STEPHEN T. MASLEN, JULIE TREVALLION, JANICE FIXTER, ERIMAR MACMILLAN, JOAN SAYERS, FELICITY MINIFIE, ANNE STEWART, JOANNA GIBSON, RICHARD A. POYNTON, STEVE ANDREWS, RAY FENECH, A.K. WHITEHEAD, JUNE V. ENGLISH, MARK EATON, SARAH BARKER, ALFA, DORIS RUSHTON, JENNY MORRIS, DENISE RUSSELL, JONATHAN STEFFEN, DENIS R. TAYLOR, GILLIAN TINDALL, MARTIN WARDLEY, JOHN LIGHT, FRANCES MARRIOTT, DAVID CHRISTIE-MURRAY, VIRGINIA CHARLES, JAN FERRIERR, JENNY HUNT, GILLIAN FISHER, BLAIR WILSON, DENNIS FERADO, REUTH AMBRE, HEATHER L. YOUNG, PAT JACKSON, etc!
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