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The Friends of the Dymock Poets

In the years leading up to the First World War, literary history was being made around the village of Dymock in the valley of the River Leadon.

Six poets were walking and talking, reading and writing here between May Hill in Gloucestershire and the Malvern Hills in Herefordshire.

They were:

Lascelles Abercrombie
Rupert Brooke
John Drinkwater
Robert Frost
Wilfrid Gibson
Edward Thomas

The Friends of the Dymock Poets celebrates the lives and work of these six poets and their relationship with the Dymock area.

This web site provides information on the Dymock Poets, their poetry, the history and activities of the Friends of the Dymock Poets, and the Dymock area.

Spring Study Day
Saturday 14th May 2022

An Imaginary England - Rupert Brooke’s legacy - Edward Thomas’s inns and folk songs
Robert Frost and the Gamekeeper - Edward Thomas Study Centre

Francis Close Hall Campus, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham

Dymock Walk
Sunday 15th May 2022

Poets’ Path 1 and Vell Mill Meadow Nature Reserve

From Dymock Church

Please see our events page for full details and booking.


You can read our latest newsletter here.


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