We heard on Tuesday of this week the sad news that the poet Pete Morgan died on Monday 5 July 2010.
The Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy wrote of her old friend,
There are famous poets of my generation and younger who have no idea of the debt they owe to Pete Morgan. His poems are dramatic, formally superb, funny, toughly tender, lyrical and never less than entertaining.
Tony Ward got to know Pete when he published his pamphlet I See You On My Arm in 1975, and Arc was privileged to publish his last full collection, August Light. Tony has written about his long friendship with Pete in the Arc blog.