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Heather Buck

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Heather Buck
BornHeather Entwistle
Kent, England
SpouseHadley Buck

Heather Buck (1926–2004), born Heather Entwistle, was an English poet.


She was born in 1926 in Kent, England.[1] In 1952, she married Hadley Buck and they had two children.[1] During her life, she had many careers, including cartographer for the War Department in London from 1942 to 1945; town planner for Ministry of Town and Country Planning in London from 1945 to 1947, in the Essex County Planning Department in Chelmsford from 1947 to 1949, and for the London City Council from 1949 to 1952.[1] She started writing poetry in 1966, after she participated in Jungian analysis.[1][2][3] She died in 2004.[4]


Buck identified her major influences as T.S. Eliot, followed by Wallace Stevens and Rainer Rilke.[1]



  • The Opposite Direction. London, Outposts Publications, 1971, ISBN 978-0720501322
  • At the Window. London, Anvil Press, 1982, ISBN 978-0856460715
  • The Sign of the Water Bearer. London, and Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, Anvil Press, 1987, ISBN 978-0856461934
  • Psyche Unbound. London, Anvil Press, 1995, ISBN 978-0856462603
  • Waiting for the Ferry. London, Anvil Press, 1998, ISBN 978-0856463082



  1. ^ a b c d e Contemporary Women Poets. Gale. 1998.
  2. ^ Germaine., Greer; Elaine., Showalter (1 January 1999). The Cambridge guide to women's writing in England. Cambridge university press. ISBN 9780521668132. OCLC 848840673.
  3. ^ "Carcanet Press - Heather Buck". www.carcanet.co.uk. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Heather Buck - Anvil Press Poetry - Poetry in English and translation - Poetry Publisher - London". www.anvilpresspoetry.com. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2015.