Thomas Blackburn Poems

Thomas Blackburn was a British poet born in 1916. He is remembered for his memoir, A Clip of Steel and his collections of poems that explored identity and spirituality. Throughout his career, he taught at several universities around the United Kingdom.

Felo de se

by Thomas Blackburn

Within ‘Felo de se’ Blackburn speaks on themes of relationships, the treatment of women, and death. The tone varies throughout

Hospital for Defectives

by Thomas Blackburn

‘Hospital for Defectives’ by Thomas Blackburn depicts a speaker’s inability to understand why God would create men who are unable to communicate. 

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