Rural riders and radicals: Simon Kovesi, John Clare and place


12:00 – 13:00 Thursday 15th February, The Museum of English Rural Life

The Romantic labouring-class poet John Clare is regarded as English literature’s first major ecologically-conscious writer. Simon discusses place as a foundation of Clare’s writing, and asks what position he should have in contemporary versions of environmentalism.

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