Poet. Born as Lazarus Perkoff at "123 Oxford Street in Mile End Road" according to UCL Archives. His parents were Polish Jews so we believe the Mile End bit. Spent 1938 - 43 in Argentina. On his return he joined the Intelligence Corps with whom he served in North Africa where he was injured and left with a limp. 1946 he became a writer with Reuters on the South American desk and went on to become Poetry Editor for the New Statesman. Lived in Hampstead from 1946 to his death. His works include the long poem 'The Secret Sea' 1962.