R. N. D. Wilson

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Robert (or Robin) Noble Denison Wilson, known as R. N. D. Wilson (1899–1953) was an Irish poet.

From 1934–44 he was a teacher at Rendcomb College.[1] His published work includes the collection The Holy Wells of Orris and other poems (London, John Lane The Bodley Head, 1927),[2] the style of which has been described as "early Yeatsian romanticism".[3] Austin Clarke, while agreeing that the book was too much influenced by Yeats, observed that the poem "Saint Apollinare in Classe" 'anticipated the romanticism of the Byzantine poems' of Yeats.[4] Wilson's poem "Elegy in a Presbyterian Burying-Ground" was included in the 1974 Faber Book of Irish Verse.

Other books included:

  • Equinox, T. Nelson (London / New York, 1937).[5]
  • Raghley, O Raghley : and other poems, (Edinburgh : Printed for Lawrence Wilson by Robert Mitchell and Sons, 1955).[6]


  1. ^ George Davis, The Old Rendcombian Society Newsletter, 2002, pages 5–6. [1]
  2. ^ British Library Integrated Catalogue
  3. ^ Norman Vance, Irish Literature Since 1800, Pearson Education (2002), page 174. ISBN 0-582-49478-8
  4. ^ Austin Clarke, Reviews and Essays of Austin Clarke, Rowman & Littlefield (1995), page 163. ISBN 0-86140-337-1
  5. ^ National Library of Ireland Catalogue
  6. ^ National Library of Ireland Catalogue