Norman Nicholson

(1914—1987) poet

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poet, born in the working‐class iron town of Millom, Cumberland, where he lived most of his life, and which became the theme and setting of most of his work. He evokes its buildings, its dying industry, its people, its geology, and the surrounding rural landscape in several volumes of verse, including Five Rivers (1944), The Pot Geranium (1954), and A Local Habitation (1972). His Collected Poems (ed. Neil Curry) appeared in 1994.

Subjects: Literature.

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