George MacBeth (1932-1992) is regarded as having a powerful influence on British poetry. His radio programs featured new poets
and he was praised for his ability to recognize poetic excellence. He also wrote novels and nearly twenty volumes of verse.
The collection consists of typescript and holograph manuscripts of MacBeth's poetry.
MacBeth was born in Scotland on January 19, 1932; graduated with honors in Classical Greats, New College, Oxford, 1955; worked
at British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), London, 1955-76; producer, BBC Overseas Talks Department, 1957-58 and producer,
BBC Talks Department 1958-76; regarded as a powerful influence on British poetry, his radio programs featured new poets, winning
praise for his ability to recognize poetic excellence; wrote novels and nearly twenty volumes of verse, including The Broken Places and A Form of Words; edited poetry collections, including The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse; received Sir Geoffrey Faber Award, 1964; died in Ireland on February 17, 1992.
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