Gavin Ewart

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(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Ewart, Gavin 1916–

Ewart is a British poet who first gained recognition in the thirties with his collection Poems and Songs. Encouraged to begin writing again by London Magazine editor Alan Ross, Ewart published in 1966 what he considers some of his best poetry in Pleasures of the Flesh. Ewart acknowledges the influence of Auden evident in the light, witty, satirical quality of his verse.