John Tripp (poet)

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John Tripp (22 July 1927 – 16 February 1986) was an Anglo-Welsh poet and short-story writer.

Born in Bargoed, Wales,[1] he worked for the BBC as a journalist with the BBC, and later became a civil servant. He edited the literary magazine, Planet, and was a popular performance poet. The John Tripp Spoken Poetry Award was founded to commemorate him.


  • The Province of Belief
  • The Inheritance File
  • Collected Poems (1978)


  1. ^ Nigel Jenkins (1989). John Tripp. University of Wales Press. p. 9.

The Meaning of Apricot Sponge - Selected Writings of John Tripp edited by Tony Curtis, Parthian Books, 2010