Thursday, December 06, 2018

He knew whereof he wrote …

… The Grandfather of New Nature Writing Was a Bird-Loving Poet | Literary Hub. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Through his rootedness in one place, during his twenties and thirties John Clare produced some of the finest nature poems ever written. However, for over a century these were neglected by literary critics and the general public alike, until from the 1950s onwards his reputation was restored and rehabilitated. Today he is widely hailed as one of the most influential of all writers on nature.

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