Person Male Born 9/7/1918 Died 26/12/2006
Poet. Born Streatham Manor, Leigham Avenue (though his parents lived in Hampstead) into a wealthy family. Partially and progressively blind from age 18. Gay. Influenced by by classical myths. In 1989 he was made OBE. Received the Queen’s Medal for poetry in 1973 and the OBE in 1989. Died at the Athlone House nursing home in Woodfield Road, Westminster.