News / What’s New

4 May 2019

Powys Society Newsletters from No 88 (July 2016) onwards are uploaded as PDFs and available for reading

W.J. Keith’s four much loved Reader's Companions to JCP‘s major works are also available from Articles for download

2 April 2019

Our publications page now offers online book purchasing

13 Mar 2019 – James Purdy

JCP is mentioned in this Guardian article (11 Mar 2019) about his friend James Purdy, who died 13 March 2009. Charles Lock, editor of The Powys Journal, keeper of Purdy's ashes, (and champion of his literary reputation), is taking Purdy's ashes to a tenth anniversary commemorative event, at which they will be interred beside the grave of Edith Sitwell.

Mar 2019 Alliance of Literary Societies eNewsletter

The Spring 2019 issue of the Alliance of Literary Societies’ eNewsletter download here (external link)

28 Jan 2019 — John Cowper Powys eBooks

The society has published four Powys eBooks. see society publicatons page

30 Oct 2018 — Powys Journal

The contents of all twenty-eight volumes of THE POWYS JOURNAL are now available to view in digital format at JSTOR

28 Oct 2018 - Powys Society's new PayPal account:

Online annual membership subscriptions are now processed via the Society’s own PayPal account.

30 June 2018 — Jeff Kwintner

It is with great sadness that we report the death of JEFF KWINTNER founder of the Village Press which reissued so many works by John Cowper Powys in the 1970s. A truly remarkable individual to whom all Powysians owe a debt of gratitude, directly or indirectly, a short notice will feature in the July Newsletter and fuller tributes and an obituary of Jeff will appear in the November Newsletter. In the meantime you may wish to read JEFF KWINTNER AND THE VILLAGE BOOKSHOP by Paul Roberts.

7 Jun 2018 — Happy Birthday Glen Cavaliero

glen cavaliero, the powys society Warmest congratulations to the Society’s President, GLEN CAVALIERO,
who celebrates his 91st birthday.

16 Aug 2014 — Review of A Glastonbury Romance in The Telegraph

“John Cowper Powys is a writer who changes how you see the world:
”A Glastonbury Romance is deeply flawed, yet utterly remarkable”
Michael Henderson — read full article

11 May 2014 — Book launch: Proteus in Paris

The Letters of Henry Miller and John Cowper Powys

was launched at the famous Shakespeare & Co bookshop, 37 rue de la Būcherie, Paris
on Sunday 11 May at 5pm.

john cowper powys, proteus and the magician

Outside Shakespeare & Co bookshop

Front row: Chris Thomas, Fawzia Assaad, Liliane Ruf, Dana Wentworth, Jacqueline Peltier and Goulven Le Brech
Second row: Marcella Henderson-Peal and Charles Lock.

Paintings by Gertrude Powys

17 paintings by Gertrude Mary Powys (1877–1952) — now available to view online
15 paintings by gertrude mary powys

View these on Art UK website.

“There is my sister Gertrude, round whom like the sun we different members of the family like the planets revolve; of her no word of praise is too high; and I rejoice that now at last she has more time to devote to the art which for so many years has kept on calling to her.”

From The Joy of It (1937) by Littleton Powys

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