The Awakening

Poems Newly Found

Edited by John HurstAlan M. Kent and Andrew C. Symons

A collection of previously unpublished poems that in range and quality stands alongside Jack Clemo’s finest published work.


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Cornish novelist and poet Jack Clemo (1916–1994) was one of the most original voices of the twentieth century. Born in the china clay mining district of Cornwall he lost his hearing in youth and eventually became completely blind. In his poetry erotic and mystical themes predominate, informed by a strong, if highly individual, Christian faith. In range and quality this collection of previously unpublished poems stands alongside his finest published work.

Winner of the Holyer An Gof award for the outstanding literary publication of 2006 awarded by the Gorseth Kernow.



Number of pages85