George Barker (26 February 1913 – 27 October 1991 / Essex, England)
George Granville Barker was an English poet and author.
Life and Work
Barker was born in Loughton, near Epping Forest in Essex, England, elder brother of Kit Barker [painter] George Barker was raised by his Irish mother and English father in Battersea, London. He was educated at an L.C.C. school and at Regent Street Polytechnic. Having left school at an early age he pursued several odd jobs before settling on a career in writing. Early volumes of note by Barker include Thirty Preliminary Poems (1933), Poems (1935) and Calamiterror (1937), which was inspired by the Spanish Civil War.
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- At Thurgarton Church
- Calamiterror (Section VI)
- Circular from America
- Grandfather, Grandfather
- In Memory of David Archer (LIV)
- January Jumps About
- Morning in Norfolk
- O Child Beside The Waterfall
- O Who Will Speak From a Womb or a Cloud?
- On a Friend's Escape from Drowning off t...
- Sonnet To My Mother
- Summer Song
- To Any Member Of My Generation
- To My Mother
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''The imperial multiplicatornothing can nonplus:George Barker (b. 1913), British poet, novelist, playwright, scriptwriter. O Golden Fleece (l. 19-20). . . Erotic Poetry; the Lyrics, Ballads, Idy...
My mother Nature is the origin of it all.''
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In robes of red generation resurrects.''
''Most near, most dear, most loved and most far,George Barker (b. 1913), British poet, novelist, playwright, scriptwriter. Sonnet to My Mother (l. 1-3). . . Seven Centuries of Poetry; Chaucer to...
Under the window where I often found her
Sitting as huge as Asia, seismic with laughter,''
''She is a procession no one can follow afterGeorge Barker (b. 1913), British poet, novelist, playwright, scriptwriter. Sonnet to My Mother (l. 7-8).
But be like a little dog following a brass band.''