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Rosemary Tonks: The Poet Who Vanished

Episode 2 of 4

Rosemary Tonks published two slim volumes of poetry before disappearing from public life in the late 1970s. Brian shares his enthusiasm for her work with other contemporary poets.

Poet Brian Patten explores the life and work of lesser-known or forgotten poets.

Rosemary Tonks published two slim volumes of poetry and a clutch of novels and then, towards the end of the 1970s, disappeared from public life. Brian explores the operatic drama of her work, which was hugely influenced by Rimbaud and Baudelaire, and shares his enthusiasm with other contemporary poets.

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