Lawrence Upton (1949-2020) Lawrence Upton (1949-2020)
Posted by Scott Thurston on 2020-07-31

JBIIP was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Lawrence Upton in February this year. Lawrence was a major figure in British poetry, distinguished in particular for his contribution to sound and visual poetry, and a prolific collaborator. Lawrence contributed an article on Bob Cobbing for our Cobbing special issue (Vol 4, No 2, Sept 2012, Print edition) and we are delighted to published this interview conducted with him by Mark Jackson in 2007.

Robert Hampson's obituary for Lawrence is viewable here: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/mar/12/lawrence-upton-obituary. Scott Thurston's obituary has also just appeared in the latest issue of PN Review (No. 254).