John Streeter Manifold

(21 April 1915 – 19 April 1985 / Melbourne)

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John Streeter Manifold was an Australian poet and critic, known also for his interest in Australian folksongs. He was born in Melbourne, into a well known Camperdown family. He was educated at Geelong Grammar School, and read modern languages at Jesus College, Cambridge. While in Cambridge he joined the Communist Party of Great Britain. He was involved in an attempt to create a successor (Poetry ... more »

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  • ''She ran down the stair
    A twelve-year-old darling
    And laughing and calling
    She tossed her bright hair;''
    John Streeter Manifold (b. 1915), British poet. Fife Tune (l. 9-12). . . Norton Book of Light Verse, The. Russell Baker, ed. (1986) W. W. Norton &...
  • ''Odysseus saw the sirens; they were charming,
    Blonde, with snub breasts and little neat posteriors,''
    John Streeter Manifold (b. 1915), British poet. The Sirens (l. 9-10). . . Sonnet, The; an Anthology. Robert M. Bender and Charles L. Squier, eds. ...
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