(TV Series documentary)
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.
He was one of the original signatory of the Comittee of 100, a British antiwar group, founded in 1960 by Bertrand Russell.
Greatest War Poet in England