Friday, July 1, 2016

Dead Poet

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:56 PM
BBC News today ("4 hours ago" at 2:50 PM ET) —

Poet Sir Geoffrey Hill dies aged 84

British poet Sir Geoffrey Hill has died aged 84,
his wife has confirmed.

Alice Goodman said her husband died "suddenly,
and without pain or dread" on Thursday evening.

Sir Geoffrey was the Professor of Poetry at
Oxford University until last year, and best known for
Mercian Hymns , his 1971 collection of prose poems. . . .

Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy told The Guardian :
"He was, in poetry, a saint and a warrior
who never gave an inch in his crusade to reach poetic truth."

See also Geoffrey Hill at Poetry Foundation and in this journal.

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