John Clare

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John Clare
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Born13 July 1793
Died20 May 1664
Northampton, England
NationalityEnglish
OccupationPoet
Known forRural poetry

John Clare (13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864) was an English poet. He was the son of a farm labourer. He was known for his poems about the English countryside.

His biographer Jonathan Bate states that Clare was "the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self."[1]

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  1. Bate, Jonathan (2003) John Clare: a biography.Farrar, Straus and Giroux.