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.
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- To My Mother
- Sonnet To My Mother
- Summer Song
- Turn on your side and bear the day to me
- O Who Will Speak From a Womb or a Cloud?
- Grandfather, Grandfather
- True Confession
- January Jumps About
- Calamiterror (Section VI)
- Circular from America
- At Thurgarton Church
- To Any Member Of My Generation
- Morning in Norfolk
- O Child Beside The Waterfall
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Under the window where I often found her
Sitting as huge as Asia, seismic with laughter,''
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