The Cotton Path

We are delighted to announce the full list of contributors to our very special anthology, The Cotton Grass Appreciation Society. Thank you to everyone who sent a poem. We had a huge response and were absolutely delighted by the diversity of the work. As well as open submissions, we asked a small number of poets who we admire to contribute and we’re thrilled to announce that alongside these submissions, the new Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, will also feature.

The book will be published by Maytree Press on the 01 August 2019 with an official launch event during the Marsden Walking Festival in September. Profits raised from the collection will go towards helping Marsden Walkers are Welcome continue their important work in promoting the health benefits of walking whilst looking after the 64 miles of Pennine footpaths that surround the village of Marsden.

The Society:

Ken Evans 

Ben Banyard 

Georgie Woodhead 

Roy Marshall 

Mark Totterdell

Cheryl Pearson 

Gill Lambert 

Peter R White

Carola Groom

MW Bewick

Ian Harker

Alicia Fernandez

Gaia Holmes

Simon Armitage 

Neil Clarkson

Sarah Pritchard

Amanda Huggins

Graham Ramsden

Sarah Watkinson

Sarah Dixon

Gene Groves

Rosemary Badcoe

Matthew Walsh

Nick Allen

Penny Blackburn

Peter Burrows

Sandra Burnett

Sally Brown

Hillary Robinson

Hannah Stone

Penny Sharman

Linda Goulden

Tracy Dawson

Alison Lock

Helen Angell

Sarah James

Clint Wastling

Gill McEvoy

Jo Haslam

Heather Cobb

Jack Farcy

Anne Steward

Cora Greenhill

Lisa Holmes

Tim Taylor

Tom Weir