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The Friends of the Dymock Poets

In the years leading up to the First World War, literary history was being made around the village of Dymock in the valley of the River Leadon.

Six poets were walking and talking, reading and writing here between May Hill in Gloucestershire and the Malvern Hills in Herefordshire.

They were:

Lascelles Abercrombie
Rupert Brooke
John Drinkwater
Robert Frost
Wilfrid Gibson
Edward Thomas

The Friends of the Dymock Poets celebrates the lives and work of these six poets and their relationship with the Dymock area.

This web site provides information on the Dymock Poets, their poetry, the history and activities of the Friends of the Dymock Poets, and the Dymock area.



Next Event:

Spring Day with the Alfred Williams Society

Swindon - Saturday 28th March 2020

Central Community Centre, Emlyn Square, Swindon, SN1 5BP.

Melody Grace on Impressions of the Poets in Dymock
Caroline Ockwell on Alfred Williams
Roger Ebbatson on An Imaginary England: Landscape and Literature
John Monks on ‘Late’ Thomas
Jane Winter on Rupert Brooke&: Literary and Personal Legacy

For more information, please see our Events page.


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