Basil Bunting

Basil Bunting

Born: March 3, 1900

Nationality: British

Occupation: Poet

Biography: Basil Cheesman Bunting was a significant British modernist poet whose reputation was established with the publication of Briggflatts in 1966. He had a lifelong interest in music that led him to emphasise the sonic qualities of poetry, particularly the importance of reading poetry aloud. He was an accomplished reader of his own work.

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