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Poet John Clare (also known as ’The Northamptonshire Peasant Poet’) is known for his celebration of the english countryside and his incredible insight to the human condition.
As biographer Jonathan Bate wrote “[he was] the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature. of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self"

A collaboration between the Birmingham based Patrick Lester-Rourke and Seth Bye; The Peasant Poet explores the identity of John Clare through reimagining a selection of his poems. The poems are re-imagined through the lens of free improvisation and electronics, resulting in a varied and thought provoking album.

Released August 6 2019