Peter Hartley’s poetry reflects his career as a restorer of 16th to 20th century art, and a world traveller and mountaineer who has climbed more than twenty major peaks in the European Alps, climbed and trekked on six continents and visited all seven at least twice. He is a cryptic crossword enthusiast and a man as familiar with grief as he is with love. His poetry sings of life and death, love and grief, art and music, of Labrador retrievers, penguins, crosswords and puns, of Alpine peaks and Scottish islands, of bishops and delinquents.

He has recently had a book of poetry published as “Light in the Darkness”, 404pp.

View the poetry of Peter Hartley published by the Society of Classical Poets here.