Mudcat Café message #3038518 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #133786   Message #3038518
Posted By: Matthew Edwards
23-Nov-10 - 05:21 AM
Thread Name: Psychogeography and Folk
Subject: RE: Psychogeography and Folk
Ian Sinclair pretty much invented the practice of psychogeography; one of his books 'The Edge of the Orison' traces the route walked by the poet John Clare in 1841 when he fled his asylum in Epping to seek out a former lover back home in Northampton who had died three years earlier. John Clare probably has the best claim to be England's folk poet; there is a very good book by George Deacon on 'John Clare and the Folk Tradition'.