[<< wikiquote] John Birtwhistle
John Birtwhistle (born 1946) is an English poet and librettist. 

== Quotes ==
There are many thousands of poems about Death in the abstract. Philosophy about Death is a typical way of rendering it less real as an experience.
'What can we learn from a dying poet' BMJ Supportive & Pallative Online Journal July 25 2014

=== Clare's 'Popularity in Authorship (1824)' ===
'Occasion of the essay' Introduction to John Clare's  on line Essay

Clare's essay was itself an attempt at popularity through essayistic journalism.A minor essay, but an unduly neglected document of Clare's predicament in 1824, a crucial year in his life as a poet.The essay was impelled by Clare's anxiety that his poems were slipping out of fashion.

== External links ==

Sample of Birtwhistle' poetry