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Poet John Fairfax dead at 78


Poetry is everywhere. Folks are debating Elizabeth Alexander’s unauguration poem. The TS Elliot Prize was packed to the rafters. Sadly, the poetry ranks also lost one its number today – British poet John Fairfax has died at 78. The Guardian carries the story.

John Fairfax, who co-founded the creative writing community Arvon, is remembered for works such as Bone Harvest Done and Adrift on the Star-brow of Taliesin. He also worked with Ted Hughes and Arvon’s co-founder John Moat on a book called The Way to Write.

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