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Alan Bold - Poet

He was born on 20th April 1943 in Edinburgh and was educated there at Broughton High School and at the University. After a variety of jobs, including a year in journalism, he became a full-time writer. Bold has
produced a number of notable anthologies and his critical work includes studies of Scottish literature, Hugh MacDiarmid and George Mackay Brown. His early poetry expresses his suppressed anger with a society that he believed would not support real values.

Works include: Society Inebrious (1965); The Voyage (1966); To Find the New (1968); with Edward Braithwaite and Edwin Morgan, Penguin Modem Poets 15 (1969);
A Perpetual Motion Machine (1969); The State of the Nation (1969); ed., The Penguin Book of Socialist Verse (1970); The Auld Symie (1971); A Century of People (1971); He Will Be Greatly Missed (1971); A Pint of Bitter (1971); A Lunar Event (1973); with David Morrison, Hammer and Thistle (1974); ed., The Cambridge Book of English Verse, 1939-75 (1976); ed., The Martial Muse: Seven Centuries of War Poetry (1976); Thorn Gunn and Ted Hughes (1976).

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