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Sally Purcell was a twentieth-century poet of distinction (whose scholarly bent showed itself in an astonishing range of esoteric allusion) and a translator (mostly of poetry) from a virtuoso range of languages. She also edited books of poetry, including anthologies, and wrote on both art and religion.
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1 December 1944 SP was born at Aston Fields in Worcestershire (a small place now swallowed up in Bromsgrove). Bibliographic Citation link.
4 January 1998 SP died after three months in hospital (partly unconscious) from an exceptionally rare complaint: lymphoma of the brain cells. She was fifty-three. Bibliographic Citation link.
September 2002 Peter Jay edited and published the posthumous Collected Poems of SP, with a preface by Marina Warner. Bibliographic Citation link.
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