The Daily Poem: Anniversaries

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Alan Brownjohn, born in 1931, was the first son in five generations not to be a printer. At Merton College, Oxford, he began to write poems seriously and founded a small magazine which ran for 11 numbers. He is the author of eight books of poems, including The Way You Tell Them: A Yarn Of The 90s (Andre Deutsch, 1990), Collected Poems 1952-83 (Secker, 1983) and Collected Poems 1952-86 (Hutchinson, 1988). He was also chairman of the Poetry Society from 1982- 88, and received the Cholmondeley Award for Poetry in 1979. This poem appears in In the Cruel Arcade published later in the Spring by Sinclair-Stevenson at pounds 6.99.