W. S. Graham (1918-1986) was born in Scotland and lived much of his life in Cornwall, many of his friends belonging to the artistic community of St Ives. His work was held in particular regard by T. S. Eliot, Harold Pinter and by many later poets. In 1999 Carcanet Press published The Nightfisherman, selected letters of W.S. Graham and in 2005 Faber and Faber published his New Collected Poems which incorporated two posthumous collections along with earlier published work. He was described by Peter Porter as, ‘One of the most original poets of his time’.
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