Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Poetic Obituaries: [Paddy Fraser (nee Eileen Lucy Andrew)] returned

to Britain with a young daughter and newborn son, while George slowly recovered his mental health. There then followed six years of Chelsea bohemian life, with fortnightly poetry readings at their flat in Beaufort Street. These began with poets reading Shakespeare or Keats, but soon "people would shyly produce manuscripts from their pockets . . . Gradually the flat became a sort of informal poetry centre." The Group--a poetic tribe who included Peter Porter, George MacBeth, Peter Redgrove and Edward Lucie-Smith--would "turn up in force".

from The Guardian: Paddy Fraser obituary


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