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A noted poet, he is writing a multi-volume version of the Iliad in modern verse, even though he knows no ancient Greek. So far he has published the following four volumes in the series: War Music, Kings, The Husbands, and All Day Permanent Red.
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[on being imprisoned at the Acre Central Prison] It wasn't so different from being at boarding school. In other words, it was bloody awful. It was during that time, though, that I got properly interested in poetry. So it was quite useful in the end.
Son of a postal clerk father and homemaker mother. He trained a toy pistol on a girl in the street and took off with her ice cream. His formal education ended when he was 17 years old and served with the British Army during World War II.
Greatest War Poet in England