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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.


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Summer Newsletter

We are currently looking to meet in person in Dymock for our AGM on Saturday 9th October. We hope to include some of the speakers proposed for our cancelled Swindon meeting then.

Our newsletter contains details of this, a note about the Edward Thomas Fellowship virtual festival running from 27th September to 3rd October, details of an objection by the FDP to a planning application to build a large reservoir that would impact the Poets’ landscape, and a special offer on a new biography of Ivor Gurney

You can read it here.


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