Brian patten

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  • Brian Pattern(1946-Present Day)
    • Personal Life
      • born near Liverpool docks
        • attended sefron park school
          • noticed for his essays and encouraged with his work
      • left school at 15
        • beguan work for the bootle times writing a column on popular must
          • first artical was on Roger McGough and Adrian Henri 2 pop-orientated poets
    • own contempry collections, Little Johnny's Confession(1967) and Notes to the hurrying man (1969)
      • early encouragement from Philip Larkin
    • storm Damage(1988) and armada (1996) are more varied
      • armada features a sequence of poems concerning the death of his mother and memories of his childhood
        • most mature and formal book
    • his style is generally lyrical and subjects are primarily love and relationships
      • 1981 collection of love poems draws together his best work in this area from 16 years
    • writes extensively for children and adults
    • described as highly engaging and performs frequently
    • resent books have been translated into italian, spanish, german and polish
    • 2002 he accepted the chlomdeley award for poetry
      • he was honored with the freedom of the city of liverpool


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