Jeff Nuttall

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Jeff Nuttall
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Born
Jeffrey Addison Nuttall

(1933-07-08)8 July 1933
Died4 January 2004(2004-01-04) (aged 70)
OccupationPoet
Publisher
Actor
Painter
Sculptor
Jazz trumpeter
Anarchist sympathiser
Social commentator

Jeffrey Addison Nuttall (8 July 1933 – 4 January 2004) was an English poet, publisher, actor, painter, sculptor, jazz trumpeter, anarchist[1] and social commentator who was a key part of the British 1960s counter-culture. He was the brother of literary critic A. D. Nuttall.

Life and work[edit]

Nuttall was born in Clitheroe, Lancashire, and grew up in Orcop, a village in Herefordshire. He studied painting in the years after the Second World War and began publishing poetry in the early 1960s. Together with Bob Cobbing,[2] he founded the influential Writers Forum press and writers' workshop.[3]

His Selected Poems was published by Salt Publishing in 2003.[4]

Works[edit]

  • Poems (1963), with Keith Musgrove
  • The Limbless Virtuoso (1963), with Keith Musgrove
  • The Change (1963), with Allen Ginsberg
  • My Own Mag (1963–66)
  • Poems I Want to Forget (1965)
  • Come Back Sweet Prince: A Novelette (1966)
  • Pieces of Poetry (1966)
  • The Case of Isabel and the Bleeding Foetus (1967)
  • Songs Sacred and Secular (1967)
  • Bomb Culture (1968), cultural criticism
  • Penguin Modern Poets 12 (1968), with Alan Jackson and William Wantling
  • Journals (1968)
  • Love Poems (1969)
  • Mr. Watkins Got Drunk and Had to Be Carried Home: A Cut-up Piece (1969)
  • Pig (1969)
  • Jeff Nuttall: Poems 1962–1969 (1970)
  • Oscar Christ and the Immaculate Conception (1970)
  • George, Son of My Own Mag (1971)
  • The Foxes' Lair (1972)
  • Fatty Feedemall's Secret Self: A Dream (1975)
  • The Anatomy of My Father's Corpse (1975)
  • Man Not Man (1975)
  • The House Party (1975)
  • Snipe's Spinster (novel, 1975)
  • Objects (1976)
  • Common Factors, Vulgar Factions (1977), with Rodick Carmichael
  • King Twist: a Portrait of Frank Randle (1978), biography of music hall comedian
  • The Gold Hole (1978)
  • What Happened to Jackson (1978)
  • Grape Notes, Apple Music (1979)
  • Performance Art (1979/80), memoirs and scripts, two volumes
  • 5X5 (1981), with Glen Baxter, Ian Breakwell, Ivor Cutler and Anthony Earnshaw (edited by Asa Benveniste)
  • Muscle (1982)
  • Visual Alchemy (1987), with Bohuslav Barlow
  • The Bald Soprano. A Portrait of Lol Coxhill (1989)
  • Art and the Degradation of Awareness (1999)
  • Selected Poems (2003)

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gray, Maggie (2017). Alan Moore, Out from the Underground: Cartooning, Performance, and Dissent. Springer. p. 29. ISBN 978-3-319-66508-5.
  2. ^ Robert Sheppard. "Obituary: Bob Cobbing | Books". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  3. ^ [1] Archived 21 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Salt — Publishers of Lesley Glaister, Alison Moore, Alice Thompson, the Best British anthologies and Modern Dreams". Salt Publishing. Retrieved 24 July 2014.

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