Powell, David

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POWELL, David. British, b. 1925. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: Northampton Public Library, Northampton, England, reference librarian, 1955-72; Northampton College of Education, Northampton, librarian, 1972-75; Nene College, Northampton, technical-services librarian, 1975- 85; writer. Formerly, deacon of College Street Baptist Church. Publications: The Life and Times of John Clare, 1993. EDITOR, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED: (comp.) Catalogue of the John Clare Collection in Northampton Public Library, 1964; J. Clare, The Wood Is Sweet: Poems for Younger Readers, 1966; C. Rossetti, Doves and Pomegranates: Poems for Younger Readers, 1969; (with E. Robinson) John Clare, 1984; (with E. Robinson) The Later Poems of John Clare, 2 vols., 1984; (with E. Robinson) J. Clare, The Parish: A Satire, 1985; (with E. Robinson) The Early Poems of John Clare, 1804-1822, 2 vols., 1989; (with E. Robinson and G. Summerfield) J. Clare, The Shepherd's Calendar, 1993; (with E. Robinson) J. Clare, Cottage Tales, 1993; (with E. Robinson and P.M.S. Dawson) J. Clare, Northborough Sonnets, 1995; (with E. Robinson and P.M.S. Dawson) J. Clare, Poems of the Middle Period, 1822-1837, Vols. 1-2, 1996, Vols. 3-4, 1998, Vol. 5, 2003; (with E. Robinson) John Clare by Himself, 1996; John Clare's Proverbs, 2000; (with P.M.S. Dawson and E. Robinson) John Clare: A Champion for the Poor (verses and prose), 2000; John Clare's Aphorisms, 2002. Address: 31 Bush Hill, Northampton NN3 2PD, England.