Articles of Twinship




ARTICLES OF TWINSHIP is a pamphlet of poems about growing up an identical twin in the post-war years. It was a runner-up in the Bare Fiction Debut Poetry Collection competition 2015.






“Have just read, cover to cover, Articles of Twinship, by Peter Wallis, runner-up of Bare Fiction’s 2015 Collection Competition.  I love it.  Witty, profound, sharp, always accessible poems about growing up as a twin. Not an ounce of self-indulgence in this collection at all, just great, intelligent, spare poetry that had me contemplating, and laughing out loud. Edited by Robert Harper, it can be bought from . . .”

Peter Wallis via the Contact Page.


Keith Hutson.



“gorgeous, lyrical and heartbreaking poems of twinship, the body; life as something tentative as well as tender”


Andrew McMillan.



Copies are available via the Contact page of this website.

Please give name and postal address.

I’ll get back to you with where to send

cheques for £6 made out to “Peter Wallis”. (£5 plus £1 postage and packing)


“gorgeous, lyrical and heartbreaking poems of twinship, the body; life as somethingtentative as well as tender”   –   Andrew McMillan



The following poem from the pamphlet was commended in the Ware Poetry Competition 2015, adjudicated by Carrie Etter.







In 2c Mr. Barber asks us to collect

double double lettered words


as toffee, coffee, balloon, settee,

tattoo, bassoon, buffoon, woollen,


and this appeals to me. With fifty-two years gone,

I’ve graduated through “committee” and “Tennessee”


to “bookkeeping”. That’s dedication, Dad.

Although it’s late, the search is on.