William Peskett

The Nightowl's Dissection
  • The Nightowl's Dissection

  • William Peskett belongs to the brilliant generation of young poets from Northen Ireland who broke through in the 1970s. The intent observation and delicate structure of his poems are unusual. They feel their way into situations with both tact and exactness, and move with equal poise through human relationships and the natural world.

    William Peskett's work appeared in periodicals and on the radio, and it attracted special attention when a group of poems appeared in Faber's Poetry Introduction 2.

    The Night Owl's Dissection is his first full-length collection of poetry.

William Peskett was born in 1952 and educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and Christ's College, Cambridge, where he read zoology. After university, he taught biology at a school in Suffolk. He then became a researcher, writer and editor on Which? Magazine. Following this he set up his own design, editorial and communications company, but moved on to Diageo drinks company, from which he retired in 2010. He now lives in Pattaya, Thailand with his wife.

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