Neil Powell



Neil Powell has taught English, run a bookshop and, since 1990, been a full-time author and editor.  His books include eight collections of poetry - most recently "Was and Is: Collected Poems "(2017) - as well as "Carpenters of Light" (1979), "Roy Fuller: Writer and Society" (1995).   "The Languague of Jazz" (1997), "George Crabbe: An English Life" (2004), "Amis & Son: Two Literary Generations" (2008) and "Benjamin Britten: A Life for Music" (2013).  He lives in Orford Suffolk.


Winner of the East Anglian Book Awards Biography of the Year  in 2013, Neil's book "Benjamin Britten: A life for Music"  was highly acclaimed when it was published and we are pleased to stock signed copies in the craft centre.  The book tells the story of Benjamin Britten's life from his birth in Lowestoft through to his worldwide success.  


"Neil's book is a subtle and moving portrait of a brilliant and complex man who was, above all, someone who lived for music"


We also stock Neil's collection of Collected Poems "Was and Is"  which won the East Anglian Book Awards  for Poetry Collection of the Year and 'Book by the Cover' Award in 2017. We have signed copies of this book also.


The poems in this collection are described as having  ".. a rewarding range and depth"   John Fullar


In addition we stock signed copies of his earlier poetry work "Proof of Identity".


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