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Unread 02-16-2021, 06:41 AM
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Hi Jane,
I have hundreds of poetry books (lots of old ones, and all in alphabetical order, aside from anthologies) but the only ''F''s I have are Robert Frost and James Fenton; on your recommendation I've just bought John Fuller's Collected on eBay. I've always loved his poem Valentine but I'm not familiar with his work generally, so I'll enjoy having him on my bookshelf!

Regarding R P Lister, I was very fortunate to attend a meeting in London some years ago, where a marvellous actor, Donald Pelmear, recited almost the entirety of The Idle Demon from memory, 99% word perfect! I took along my copy and followed Donald as he recited each poem, and afterwards R P (Richard) signed my book, which I treasure. He was very, very frail, but he was thrilled to be present at this event and died not long afterwards, a few months short of his 100th birthday.

(Isn't it simply wonderful to love poetry, and poetry books?)

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