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Peter Reading


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Peter Reading (27 July 1946 – 17 November 2011) was an English poet and the author of 26 collections of poetry. He is known for his choice of ugly subject matter, and use of classical metres. The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry describes his verse as "strongly anti-romantic, disenchanted and usually satirical". Interviewed by Robert Potts, he described his work as a combination of ... more »

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  • ''Anyone who lives in this time is concerned with grottiness.''
    Peter Reading (b. 1946), British poet. International Herald Tribune (Paris, March 10, 1988).
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