Fred Beake
Fred Beake was born in Cheshire in 1948, but grew up in the rural West Riding. He was educated at Sussex and Bristol Universities (from which he holds a Classics degree). He has lived in Torquay since 2003. He edited The Poet's Voice and Mammon Press. He published a number of pamphlets in the 1970s and 1980s (notably The Fisher Queen, Northern House, 1988), which were collected in The Whiteness of Her Becoming (Salzburg UP, 1992). Since then he has published five books of poetry, among them The Cyclops (Menard Press, 2002), New and Selected Poems (Shearsman, 2006), and The Old Outlaw (Shoestring, 2011). Two of his translations are in the W. W. Norton anthology World Poetry. His modern French versions from Char, Desnos etc are collected in The Bees of the Horizon (Etruscan Books, 2005)

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Fred Beake. Out of Silence, 15 February 2020. 101 pp. ISBN-13 978-3-901993-76-3
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