The presentation of the Guinness poetry awards for 1957-58 and 1958- 59, together with Jon Wynne-Tyson’s invitation to the ceremonies.
The winning poems for 1957-58 are The Thought-Fox by Ted Hughes, Thinking of Mr. D. by Thomas Kinsella and A Thanksgiving by David Wright.
The winning poems for 1958-59 are Goodbye to the Mezzogiorno by W H Auden, Skunk Hour by Robert Lowell, Impersonal Calamity by Edwin Muir, La Bella Bona Roba by Edith Sitwell. The 1958-59 programme includes Wynne-Tyson’s written note on who read the poem and an explanation of the prizes by Guinness.
Some fading and scuffing on the covers.
From the library of Jon Wynne-Tyson.
Wynne-Tyson was an English author, publisher, Quaker, activist and pacifist, who founded Centaur Press in 1954. He ran Centaur Press from his home in Sussex and was a distinguished independent publisher. He authored books on animal rights and vegetarianism.