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Saturday, 30 April 2011

News Clipping: Guide will help you to understand the writings of poet William Barnes

Rev. William Barnes
A book has been published to help poetry lovers understand the native tongue of North Dorset’s most famous son.  Australian academic Tom Burton, a professor of English at the University of Adelaide, has published a guide to pronouncing the dialect poems of William Barnes.

READ MORE - Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Saturday 30th April 2011

See also Poet William Barnes 'deserves more acclaim' 

A university professor studying the work of the Dorset writer and poet William Barnes believes the poet's work deserves a wider audience.

READ MORE - Source: BBC News 6th May 2010

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