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PUBLICATION OF JOHN CLARE'S POETRY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1191: tabled on 25 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House recognises that this year marks the 190th anniversary of the publication of John Clare's first volume of poems; notes that the dispute over the copyright issues relating to John Clare's published and unpublished work still restricts access to the full extent of Clare's genius; and calls for the issues surrounding this to be resolved rapidly in order to ensure that the work of this pre-eminent poet of the natural world be made even more widely accessible.