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'The song would speak/ Of that interminable building reared/ By observation of affinities/ In objects where no brotherhood exists/ To passive minds' - William Wordsworth, The Prelude, Book 2
B. 1882 D. 1937
A poet, playwright, essayist and editor, John Drinkwater was born in Leytonstone, London. He left school at fifteen and turned to literature after a short career working as an Insurance Agent. His first published poetry collection was ‘Poems: 1903 (C….
'To write a poem as a working-class woman is an act of courage, of resistance. To perform it is a revolution' – Joelle Tayor