John Wakeman, founder of acclaimed poetry magazine ‘The SHOp’, dies, aged 89

5th March 2018

Poetry Ireland is very sorry to hear the news that John Wakeman, who founded and co-edited The SHOp: a magazine of poetry, one of Ireland’s most highly-regarded poetry magazines, has died. He was 89. He is survived by his wife and co-editor Hilary, one of the first female rectors of the Church of Ireland, their children Harry, Tully, Matthew, Theo and Rhiannon, and four grandchildren.

Read a tribute in The Irish Times