Barry Tebb

(1942 / West Yorkshire / UK)

Biography of Barry Tebb

Barry Tebb is an English poet, publisher and author. He was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire in 1942.
His poetry was first published by Alan Tarling's 'Poet and Printer Press' in the sixties, along with Ted Hughes, Michael Longley and Iain Crichton Smith. His first collection was praised by John Carey in the New Statesman and his work was included in the Penguin anthology Children of Albion: Poetry of the Underground in Britain.
After a twenty-year writer's block he began to write again in 1990. Appalled by the state of poetry publishing he founded Sixties Press in 1993 which has published over forty books and pamphlets. Updates

The Innocent Eye

I struggled through streets of
Bricked-up, boarded-up houses,
Mostly burned-out, keeping
To the middle of the road,
Watching the abandoned gardens
With here and there a house
Still lived in, curtained
Against the daylight and distantly
I saw the iron railings of the school

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