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A Forgotten Poet

By: Peter Cowlam
Narrated by: Charles Johnston
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Summary

A Forgotten Poet follows the fortunes of diffident and reluctant man of letters, Harold Humber, from his early life in the English Midlands through his post-war career as economist, jazz aficionado, expert in industrial architecture, and, in the final reckoning, author of four slim volumes of popular verse.

While still studying for his degree, he is besotted by arts bombardier Hugh Monmouth. Monmouth is determined to see that his Exe Set–the name given his group of poets and writers–is written into English bookish history as the driving force in a changing literary landscape. Monmouth uses his family connections with London publishing house Sabre and Sabre to launch his friend Humber into print, and deliver him as "the most important poet writing in English now".

©2022 Peter Cowlam (P)2023 Peter Cowlam

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