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Jeff Phelps


Jeff Phelps’s work has been published in London Magazine and Critical Quarterly. In 1991 he was the winner of the Mail on Sunday Novel Competition. Fay Weldon described his entry as ‘an intensely attractive piece of writing.’

Jeff’s novels Painter Man and Box of Tricks were published by Tindal Street Press in 2005 and 2009 respectively.

You can view a detailed biography on Jeff’s website:, he can be contacted via email on:

Jeff Phelps’s Wolverhampton Madonna is his first solo pamphlet collection and has been widely admired. Keith Chandler commented:

“This pamphlet has the weight and variety of a full collection; readers will want to return to its incisive and insightful (and often funny and moving) poems again and again.”