ARTHUR BERRY: "ON THE STREET"
Published as part of the Stoke-on-Trent Remembers project commemorating World War 1, this collection of previously unpublished poems by Arthur Berry includes some with references to the War - recollections of war veterans he knew in his younger years.
"Arthur presented working-class culture "as something noble in itself... He was engaged in a calculated elevation of this culture, never losing sight of its gritty or grotesque elements... We are fortunate to have found this cache of poems to augment the canon of a unique local poet - 'They don't breed his sort today'. On The Street does not so much commemorate a war as celebrate an embattled way of life in all its grimness and glory." (Catherine Burgass, Staffordshire University)
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