Basil Cheesman Bunting (1 March 1900 – 17 April 1985) was a significant British modernist poet whose reputation was established with the publication of Briggflatts in 1966. He had a lifelong interest in music that led him to emphasise the sonic qualities of poetry, particularly the importance of reading poetry aloud. He was an accomplished reader of his own work.
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... Basil Bunting A Note on Briggflatts, Basil Bunting Poetry Archive, 1989 ... Basil Bunting Uncollected Poems, Oxford University Press, 1991 ... The Complete Poems Basil Bunting, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1994 ...
... Basil Bunting sat in Northumberland for sculptor Alan Thornhill with a resulting terracotta (for bronze) in existence ... The correspondence file relating to the Bunting portrait bust is held as part of the Thornhill Papers (200656) in the archive of the Henry Moore Foundation's Henry ...
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collate them with those of antiquity.”
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