Ronald Bottrall

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(Francis James) Ronald Bottrall (2 September 1906, Camborne, Cornwall-25 June 1989) was a Cornish poet. He was praised highly by F.R. Leavis and Martin Seymour-Smith.

Education: Redruth Grammar School; Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Career[edit]

Honours and awards[edit]

  • OBE, 1949.
  • Coronation Medal, 1953
  • Syracuse International Poetry Prize, 1954
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, 1955
  • Knight of St. John, 1972
  • Grande Ufficiale dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, 1973
  • Knight Commander, Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Malta, 1977

Publications[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • The Loosening and other Poems, 1931
  • Festivals of Fire, 1934
  • The Turning Path, 1939
  • Farewell and Welcome, 1945
  • Selected Poems, 1946
  • The Palisades of Fear, 1949
  • Adam Unparadised, 1954
  • Collected Poems, 1961
  • Day and Night, 1974
  • Poems 1955-73, 1974
  • Reflections on the Nile, 1980
  • Against a Setting Sun, 1983

Other[edit]

  • (with Gunnar Ekelöf) T.S. Eliot: Dikter i Urval, 1942
  • (with Margaret Bottrall) The Zephyr Book of English Verse, 1945
  • (with Margaret Bottrall) Collected English Verse, 1946
  • Rome (Art Centres of the World), 1968.