Edward Storey

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Edward Storey (born 28th February 1930) is an English writer.[1] He was born at Whittlesey, which was then part of the Isle of Ely in Cambridgeshire, and the Fens have inspired some of his work.[1]

Before becoming a full-time writer in the late 1960s, he worked in adult education for the Peterborough City Education Authority. His first volume of poetry (North Bank Night) was published in 1969.[1] In Fen Boy First (1992) he accounts his childhood growing up in Whittlesey, and in Fen Country Christmas (1995) he collects a number of stories, legends and fenland superstitions.[1] In one of his earlier works Portrait of the Fen Country (1971) he reflects upon his childhood understanding of the world as it was shaped by his fenland experience.

He has recently moved to Wales.[1]Edward is President of The Friends of St Michael's, the chapel next to his home in Discoed, that fund raises for the restoration of the building and for other causes through arts events. New poetry collections, inspired by the local border country and other sources, have been written for the Friends of St Michael's under a self-publishing imprint.

Edward Storey's poems and libretti have been set to music by Trevor Hold, Adrian Williams, David Twigg, Cecilia MacDowell, Trevor Jones and others,leading to performances and/or recordings.

'A deeply meditative poet who sees in nature a mirror for the human condition and sensibility.. these are beautifully crafted poems that exist because they have to..' THE POETRY QUARTERLY REVIEW

'..You won't find a poet who can quite do what Storey does...' ENVOI

'effortless in its voice, language and poetic form, and in its relationship with the reader... never slight nor dependent on conventional sentiment, but marked by grace or gravitas..' AMBIT

Bibliography[edit]

  • Call it a Summer Country (1978)
  • Portrait of the Fen Country (1971)
  • The Winter Fens (1993)
  • Four Seasons in Three Countries
  • North Bank Night (Poetry)
  • A Man in Winter (Poetry)
  • The Dark Music (Poetry)
  • A Slant of Light (Poetry)
  • Fen Boy First (1992)
  • A Fen Country Christmas (1995)
  • Fen, Fire and Flood: Scenes from Fenland History
  • Letters from the Fens (1998)
  • Last Train to Ely
  • In Fen Country Heaven (1996)
  • A Right to Song: The Life of John Clare
  • The Solitary Landscape (1975)
  • Spirit of the Fens (1985)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Self, Cameron (2007). "The Fens". Literary Norfolk. Retrieved 2010-12-09.