Patric Dickinson

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For the English officer of arms, see Patric Dickinson (genealogist).

Patric Thomas Dickinson (26 December 1914 – 28 January 1994) was a British poet, translator from the Greek and Latin classics, and playwright. He also worked for the BBC, from 1942 to 1948. He wrote full-time from 1948.

He was born in Nasirabad, India. He studied at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge. An autobiography The Good Minute was published in 1965.

He received the Cholmondeley Award in 1973.

Poetry books published include the following, all in the Phoenix Living Poets series:

  • The World I See (1960)
  • This Cold Universe (1964)
  • More than Time (1970)
  • A Wintering Tree (1973)
  • The Bearing Beast (1976)
  • Our Living John (1979)
  • A Rift in Time (1982)[1]


  1. ^ Dates and titles for all the PLP books are taken from the relevant books
  • Nicholas Albery, Poem for the Day (1995), p. 377

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