by Peter J. Beer
Fourteen poets are here, each with a biography and specimen poems to whet the appetite for more. Their connections with the country of Norfolk are as varied as the men themselves: Skelton preached, Tusser farmed, Borrow and Auden were educated; Cowper and Swinburne in different ways recuperated; Greene caroused and Taylor sailed around our treacherous coast. Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey; lived here in splendour, George Barker in poverty. Hood was inspired by a Norfolk arrest; Corbett was Bishop; Shadwell was born at Santon Hall and Mottram, a distinguished citizen and Mayor, lived and wrote in Norwich. They shared the gift of poetry.
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