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John Clare Poems

A list of John Clare Poems. This poet page also includes a link to popular and all-time best John Clare poems and the poet's biography. Many of these Clare poems may be famous while other poems may be less well-known.

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Clare, John

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John Clare was an English poet, born the son of a farm laborer who came to be known for his celebratory representations of the English countryside and his lamentation of its disruption. His poetry underwent a major re-evaluation in the late 20th century and he is often now considered to be among the most important 19th-century poets. His biographer Jonathan Bate states that Clare was "the greatest laboring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self". English poet

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