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.
In his early twenties, Barker had already been published by T. S. Eliot at ... more »
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- Sonnet To My Mother
- To My Mother
- January Jumps About
- Summer Song
- O Who Will Speak From a Womb or a Cloud?
- Grandfather, Grandfather
- True Confession
- Turn on your side and bear the day to me
- Circular from America
- Calamiterror (Section VI)
- To Any Member Of My Generation
- At Thurgarton Church
- O Child Beside The Waterfall
- Morning in Norfolk
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