Terence Tiller

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Terence Rogers Tiller (September 19, 1916–December 24, 1987) was an English poet and radio producer.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Truro, Cornwall. His early career was in medieval history at the University of Cambridge. During the World War II he taught in Cairo.

BBC[edit]

In 1946 he joined the BBC; and was a known Fitzrovian. In 1955 he was producer of the first BBC radio adaptation of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (which did not please the author). He later brought work by Mervyn Peake to the airwaves. Other BBC projects led to his translations of Piers Plowman and Dante, and the Chess Treasury of the Air (1966) for Penguin, which he edited.

Poet[edit]

As a poet, he was published by Hogarth Press: Poems (1941) and The Inward Animal (1943) as well as "Unarm, Eros". Notes for a Myth (1968) and That singing mesh, and other poems (1979) were published by Chatto and Windus in the Phoenix Living Poets series. He also edited New Poems 1960 with Anthony Cronin and Jon Silkin.