Clere Parsons

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Clere Parsons (1908 - 1931) was an English poet, born in India.[1][2]

He was educated at Christ Church,[2] University of Oxford,[1] and edited the 1928 edition of Oxford Poetry.[2]

His only collection, Poems, was published after his death by Faber & Faber.[1] Both the Oxford University Press Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry, and Penguin Books Poetry of the Thirties include selections from his work.

His work was influenced by that of W. H. Auden and Laura Riding,[1] and has been praised by Geoffrey Grigson and C. H. Sisson.[1]

Parsons had Type I diabetes, and died of pneumonia.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Ousby, Ian, ed. (1993). The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 721. ISBN 0-521-44086-6. 
  2. ^ a b c "Clere Parsons (Clere Trevor James Herbert Parsons) Biography - (1908–31), (Clere Trevor James Herbert Parsons), Oxford Poetry, Poems". Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bookride: Writers who were invalids...Clere Parsons & W. N. P. Barbellion". 5 April 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2010.