About this Archive
(b 1955) poet and author
Martin Humphries was born in Bristol in 1955. He is a poet and writer: Mirrors (Nonesuch Press, 1980); Searching for a Destination (Nonesuch Press, 1982); Salt and Honey (GMP, 1989). He compiled and introduced Not Love Alone (GMP, 1985) the first anthology of contemporary Gay Men’s poetry to be published in the UK; he has edited a further 4 books in the GMP poetry series. He co-edited The Sexuality of Men with Andy Metcalf (Pluto Press, 1985) and Heterosexuality with Gillian Hanscombe (GMP, 1987). He has organised ‘Poetry for AIDS’ readings in London. He has been a Trustee for Oval House since 1985. He co-founded The Cinema Museum with his partner Ronald Grant in 1984 and is the current Director.
Scope and content
Papers of poet and author Martin Humphries (b 1955) covering his work as poetry editor for Gay Men's Press, including drafts, submissions and correspondence from prospective authors, correspondence and drafts for the GMP publications 'Not Love Alone' (the first anthology of contemporary Gay Men’s poetry to be published in the UK) and other publications in the GMP Poetry Series (inc. 'Salt and Honey'), the organisation of Poetry for AIDS readings in London , along with drafts and ephemera of Humphries' own work and poetry readings, 1981-1991.