Tom Pickard

(b. 1946)

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(1946– ),

poet, born in Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne: in 1963 he instigated a celebrated series of poetry readings and performances at the Modern Tower in Newcastle, including a reading by Bunting, whose work he did much to revive. He has published several collections, from High on the Walls (1967) to Tiepin Eros: New and Selected Poems (1994). See Underground Poetry.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

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