Benson, Gerard

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BENSON, Gerard

BENSON, Gerard. British, b. 1931. Genres: Poetry, Autobiography/Memoirs. Career: Central School of Speech and Drama, senior lecturer, 1965-85; Wordsworth Trust: Centre for British Romanticism, Grasmere, England, poet in residence, 1994; British Council Residencies: Cairo, 1997; Alexandria, 1997; Oslo, 1996; Stavanger Festival of Literature & Freedom of Speech, 1998; Kristiansand, 1998. Barrow Poets, leading performer. Publications: Name Game, 1971; Gorgon, 1984; The Magnificent Callisto, 1992; Evidence of Elephants, 1995; In Wordsworth's Chair, 1995; (with J. Cherniak and C. Herbert) London Poems on the Underground, 1996; (with J. Cherniak and C. Herbert) Comic Poems on the Underground, 1996; (with J. Cherniak and C. Herbert) Love Poems on the Underground, 1996; Bradford and Beyond: A Sonnet Journal, 1997; Help! 15 Poems, 2001; To Catch an Elephant (poetry for children), 2002, 2001. EDITOR: (with W.B. Wright and C. Herbert) Barrow Poems, 1976; This Poem Doesn't Rhyme (for young people), 1990; (with J. Chernaik and C. Herbert) 100 Poems on the Underground, 1991, as Poems on the Underground, 9th ed., 1999; Does W Trouble You?, 1994; (and comp.) Nemo's Almanac (annual), 1997, rev. ed., 2000. Address: 46 Ashwell Rd, Manningham, Bradford, W. Yorkshire BD8 9DU, England. Online address: [email protected]