Richard George

Biography of Richard George

I was educated at Oxford University, reading Latin and Greek at The Queen's College. The college's outstanding poet is Ernest Dowson.

I was awarded a Doctorate on the Roman epigrammatist Martial in 1994.

The following year I had a breakdown and had to abandon the academic life. The year after that the Muses came. Nothing has been the same since.

I have been published in nearly 50 different British small press magazines and have two full-length collections of poetry. More than half the poems on this website are new and will belong to a third.

I am also working on verse translations of the Roman satirist Juvenal and Greek epigrams from the Palatine Anthology.

I live in St.Albans, near London, with my widowed mother. We enjoy feeding grey squirrels.

Richard George's Works:

Vertigo Swimming (Baikal Press, St.Albans; 2004) .
A Pocket Of Mice (Baikal Press, St.Albans; 2006) . Updates

The Amniotic Briny

Glaucous eye of Homer
inscrutable, then turquoise shoaled
violet, wink of the wisp,
down the man-mountain she draws
me, slow of step, rapt in her procession.

Her breath is on my face
as I barefoot hard shingle.
Returning, all are returning who gaze