Slipping the Tugs, Lincs. & Humberside Arts,1982

This Day Dawning, Peterloo Poets, 1989

Love is a Four-Letter World, Peterloo Poets,1994

After the Parade, Shoestring Press, 1996

Flip Side to Philip Larkin, Shoestring Press,2012

And Saturday is Christmas, New & Selected Poems, Shoestring Press, 2011


Marshalled Musings, a father/daughter collaboration in prose, poetry and paintings, with Jeannie Clarke, Shoestring Press, 2016

"Rutherford has performed the unusual and praiseworthy feat of creating intelligent, subtle and moving poems which are also accessible".  

Ian McMillan/Iron.  (Slipping the Tugs)

"Rutherford's is a totally original voice, sure, wide-ranging, very moving and arresting, as well as often being very funny".

 Charles Causley. (This Day Dawning

"It takes considerable poetic talent to engage with Larkin in such a way and pull it off.  Rutherford has that talent".  

Matthew Stewart/Sphinx.  (Flip Side to Philip Larkin) 

"What is refreshing about Maurice Rutherford is that he never uses poetry as something to hide behind. therefore it is fortunate that his voice is generous and sympathetic".  

Linda France/Poetry Review.  (Love is a Four-Letter World)