John Clare, "To John Clare"

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John Clare, "To John Clare"

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Poem by John Clare (1793 – 1864).  Letterpress printed in Bell type on Mohawk Superfine Paper. Collagraph by Jinny Pearce. 7 x 11 inches. 80 copies printed, limited stock.

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John Clare (1793-1864) was an English poet, the son of a farm labourer, who came to be known for his celebratory representations of the English countryside and his lamentation of its disruption. His poetry underwent a major re-evaluation in the late 20th century and he is often now considered to be among the most important 19th-century poets. His biographer Jonathan Bate states that Clare was "the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self". (Source: Wikipedia)

"What distinguished Clare is an unspectacular joy and a love for the inexorable one-thing-after-anotherness of the world."  — Seamus Heaney