Cecil Day Lewis

















































Cecil Day-Lewis 1904-1972

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Born in Ballintubbert, County Laois. His family moved to England when he was still an infant. He was educated at Oxford. He was Professor of Poetry at Oxford 1951-56 and in 1968 he was appointed Poet Laureate. His work includes Beechen Vigil and Other Poems, From Feathers to Iron, A Time to Dance, World Over All and  The Buried Day. He also wrote 20 crime novels including The Beast Must Die, using the name Nicholas Blake.  He is buried in Dorset.

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