Consists of letters and proofs relating to the published poetry works of Jack Clemo.
- For more information, email the repository
- Advice on accessing these materials
- Cite this description
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 186 BXB/1/1/CLJ
- Dates of Creation1988 - 1995
- Physical Description2 boxes
- Digital Content
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
As a young man, Jack Clemo lived in poverty amidst the bleak clay wastelands of Cornwall. He was also stone deaf, and after writing two visionary novels and his autobiographical Confession of a Rebel, he lost his sight in 1955. His Selected Poems (1988) and Approach to Murano (1993) show the development of his poetry from a puritanical anti-nature stance to a later, mellower outlook. The Cured Arno is his last collection, which he had only just completed at the time of his death in 1994.