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Into the Living Sea of Waking Dreams: The Life and Poetry of John Clare

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John Clare (1793 – 1864) was described by his biographer as '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.' Join Principal Librarian Dr Peter Ross to learn about the fascinating but tragic life of Clare, who was once the toast of London literary society but ended his days in the Northampton Asylum. The Keats House Poetry Ambassadors will be with us to read a selection of Clare’s beautiful and at times heart-rending poems.

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