Munras, Pearl & Tyler

Munras, Pearl & Tyler is a half-fictionalised commentary on the affair between the poets George Barker and Elizabeth Smart. Both writers published separate accounts of their relationship: on one side the out-of-print novel The Dead Seagull and on the other the highly acclaimed and cult novella, By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept. This poem does not set out to reconcile these opposing voices but steps back from the tempestuous encounter and offers a chorus to it.

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Tyler and Munras