Harold Massingham

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Harold W. Massingham (25 October 1932 Mexborough—13 March 2011) was an English poet.

Life[edit]

He was the son of H. W. Massingham (a collier from Mexborough). He attended the same Mexborough Grammar School as the Yorkshire poet and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes but in a class two years below. He taught at the University of Manchester; his students included Steven Waling, and Trevor Griffiths.[1]

Harold Massingham lived in Mexborough, and published three volumes of poetry in 1965, 1972 and 1992.[2]

His work was published in The New Yorker, and Alhambra Poetry Calendar.

Under the pseudonym ‘Mass’, he set crosswords for national newspapers and magazines for more than 30 years.[3] He also compiled chess puzzles.[4]

Awards[edit]

Work[edit]

Poetry broadsheets[edit]

  • Doomsday
  • The magician, Phoenix Pamphlet Poets Press, 1969
  • Seafarer
  • Wanderer
  • The Magician's Attic

Poetry books[edit]

  • Black Bull Guarding Apples. London: Longmans. 1965.  [5]
  • Frost Gods, Macmillan, 1972
  • Sonatas & Dreams, Littlewood Arc, 1992

Anthology[edit]

References[edit]

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