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Basil Bunting
Birth: Mar. 1, 1900, England
Death: Apr. 17, 1985, England

British Modernist Poet. Bunting was born on March 3, 1900, in Scotswood on Tyne, Northcumberland, England, which is now part of New Castle. As a Quaker he was a conscientious objector during WWI. He was arrested for this in 1918 and spent time in prison. During the early 1920's he worked as a music critic and wrote poetry. During WWII, Bunting served in the British Military Service in Iran. After the war he served on the British Embassy staff in Teheran until he was expelled by Muhammed Mussadegh in 1952. Upon his return to England he worked as a journalist for the Evening Chronicle. In the 1960's he renewed his interest in poetry and published his most famous poem "Briggflatts." He died in New Castle in 1985 after a brief illness. (bio by: Eamonn) 
Quaker Graveyard
South Lakeland District
Cumbria, England
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Record added: Aug 29, 2002
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Basil Bunting
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