Clifford Henry Dyment FRSL (20 January 1914 – 5 June 1971) was a British poet, literary critic, editor and journalist, best known for his poems on countryside topics. Born to Welsh parents, his mother was widowed when Dyment was four years old.
His poem "The Son" was occasioned by his discovery of a letter written by his conscripted father prior to his death in World War I. Another Dyment poem "From Many a Mangled Truth a War is Won" laments the tendency to invent pretexts and justifications for wars.
His first published collection was First Day (1935). During the latter part of the 1930s he was a literary figure in London. During World War II he was engaged to make films, working for the British government. His poem As a boy with a richness of needs I wandered was included by Philip Larkin in The Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse, in 1971.
- First Day (1935)
- Straight or Curly (1937)
- The Axe in the Wood (1944)
- Thomas Hood, Selected Poems (1948, Grey Walls Press) editor
- Poems 1935–1948 (1949)
- Experiences and Places (1955)
- The Railway Game: An Early Autobiography (1962)
- C. Day-Lewis (1963 biography)
- Collected Poems (1970)
- Access Pennsylvania, Biography
- Peter Dale, "Dyment, Clifford" in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English, Ian Hamilton (ed.), Oxford Univ. Press, 1994, p. 142. ISBN 0-19-866147-9.
- Extract from autobiography
- Clifford Dyment, "The Son" (poem), accessed 6 January 2009
- James S. Robbins, Poetry at War: A select anthology of poems of the Great War, accessed 6 January 2009
- Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark (eds.), Peace and War: A Collection of Poems, Oxford Univ. Press, 1989. ISBN 0-19-276071-8
- Cat and Mouse; more jazz songs for soprano and double bass Yorke Edition YE 0083
- Clifford Dyment, Roy Fuller and Montagu Slater (editors), New Poems 1952 (1952), p. 161.