Logue, Christopher

Logue, Christopher
(1926- )
   Born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, he was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and served in the British Army from 1944 to 1948. He is one of the leaders in the movement to bring poetry closer to the people and was an early pioneer in the jazz poetry movement. His long and varied list of works includes plays, screenplays, documentaries and numerous children's books, in addition to poetry and translation. He also acted in several television, movie, and stage roles. One of the films was Moonlighting (1982) starring Jeremy Irons. For years he has been engaged in rendering Homer's Iliad into English, publishing his work in a series of slim volumes, each representing two or three books of the original epic. Some of his poetry publications: The Weakdream Sonnets, 1955. The Man Who Told His Love, 1958. Songs from the Lily-White Boys, 1960. Logue's A.B.C, 1966. New Numbers, 1969. London in Verse, 1984. Some of his poems: "Chinese England," "For My Father," "Letters from an Irishman to a Rat," "Red Bird," "The Ass's Song," "The Isles of Jessamy," "The Song of the Dead Soldier," "War Music."
   Sources: 24-Hour War. Is Christopher Logue a genius or a madman? Jim Lewis, 2003 (http://slate.msn.com/id/2082824/). A Book of Animal Poems. William Cole, ed. Viking, 1973. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. Griffin Poetry Prize, 2002. Logue's Home, War Music (http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/short list_2002.php?t=5\#a50). Logue's Books (http://www.cas.sc.edu/engl/LitCheck/logue.htm). Interview with Christopher Logue. poetrymagazines.org.uk (http://www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/magazine/record.asp?id=5237). Selected Poems of Christopher Logue. Christopher Reid, ed. Faber and Faber, 1996. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Faber Book of War Poetry. Kenneth Baker, ed. Faber and Faber, 1996. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. Who's Who. London: A & C Black, 2005. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia).

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