Maurice Rutherford, Love is a Four Letter World
Maurice Rutherford, Love is a Four Letter World (1994 Peterloo Poets)
Love is a Four Letter World, Maurice Rutherford’s third volume of poetry, contains witty and deeply moving poems about childhood memories, education, wartime service and retirement. Hull and its poets, including Larkin, are major presences. One of the concluding poems in this volume addresses the matter of pit closures and high level unemployment in the metre of Larkin’s The Whitsun Weddings.