U. A. Fanthorpe
Standard Name: Fanthorpe, U. A.
Birth Name: Ursula Askham Fanthorpe
The poetry ofwas hailed with some enthusiasm when it began to appear in print in the later twentieth century. She was a late starter but once started was consistently prolific. She published verse for children and snatches of autobiography and criticism; the promised novels did not appear. Most of her poems centre on ordinary people, often losers but sometimes petty tyrants, many of them women, and a few children, animals, or objects. She writes in own voice, as a meticulously detached observer, and in the voices of others in dramatic monologues. Many poems are set in hospitals, and many employ the slangy vigour of demotic speech.
Fanthorpe, U. A. A Watching Brief. Peterloo Poets, 1987.
Fanthorpe, U. A. Collected Poems 1978-2003. Peterloo Poets, 2006.
Fanthorpe, U. A. Consequences. Peterloo Poets, 2000.
Fanthorpe, U. A. “Driving South”. Guardian Unlimited.
Fanthorpe, U. A., and Rosemarie Bailey. From Me to You: Love Poems. Enitharmon Press, 2008.
Fanthorpe, U. A. Homing In: Selected Local Poems. Cyder Press, 2006.
Fanthorpe, U. A. Neck-Verse. Peterloo Poets, 1992.
Fanthorpe, U. A. “Observations of a Clerk”. Poetry Review, Vol.
75, No. 3, p. 16.
Fanthorpe, U. A. Queuing for the Sun. Peterloo Poets, 2003.
Fanthorpe, U. A. Safe as Houses. Peterloo Poets, 1995.
Fanthorpe, U. A. Selected Poems. Peterloo Poets, 1986.
Fanthorpe, U. A. Side Effects. Peterloo Poets, 1978.
Fanthorpe, U. A. Standing To. Peterloo Poets, 1982.
Cotton, John, Lesley Jane Anderson, and U. A. Fanthorpe. The Crystal Zoo. Oxford University Press, 1985.
Fanthorpe, U. A. Voices Off. Peterloo Poets, 1984.