ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: November 25, 1999
Nightfisherman: Selected Letters of W.S.Graham
By (author) W. S. Graham; Volume editor Michael Snow; Volume editor Margaret Snow
This selection of letters (1938-1985) belonging to a major figure on the post-1945 scene allows a glimpse of his often turbulent life. Scottish by birth, he came to be a key member of the artistic scene in St Ives in the 1950s and 60s. A friend of T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Edwin Morgan, Roger Hilton, Petert Lanyon and many others, Graham never “made” a living from his poetry – the poetry made his life. A dedication and commitment to his craft produced a full body of work during his life, which he lived to the full. These letters (interspersed with poems, drawings and prints) are a testament to the close intellectual and spiritual bonds which nourished his writing over the many years he worked.