poet, critic, and editor of the influential New Verse (1933–9) which he founded. His volumes of verse include Several Observations (1939), Under the Cliff (1943), The Isles of Scilly (1946), Collected Poems 1924–1962 (1963), Angels and Circles (1974), and History of Him (1980). Much of his work celebrates his native Cornwall. His collections of essays, many of them fiercely polemical, include The Harp of Aeolus (1947) and The Contrary View (1974). He also edited selections of work by W. Barnes (1950), J. Clare (1950), and others. He was married to the cookery writer Jane Grigson (1928–90).