John clare poems selected by paul farley as part of a series in which faber and faber presents eight beautiful editions of classic romantic poetry about the author john clare 1793 1864 the peasant poet worked as an agricultural labourer in northamptonshire until a deterioration in his mental health saw him committed to an insane asylum. John clare 1793 1864the peasant poet worked as an agricultural laborer in northamptonshire until a deterioration in his mental health saw him committed to an insane asylum he published four volumes of verse including poems descriptive of rural life and scenery 1820 and the shepherds calendar 1827 paul farley was born in liverpool in 1965. John clare is the quintessential romantic poet according to william howard writing in the dictionary of literary biography with an admiration of nature and an understanding of the oral tradition but with little formal education clare penned numerous poems and prose pieces many of which were only published posthumously. John clare poems selected by paul farley is a volume from the series of books from faber and faber featuring poems of notable poets selected by contemporary poets john clare known by many as the peasant poet was born into a peasant family in helpston england in 1793
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