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Clifford Henry Dyment (b. 1914 in Alfreton, Derbyshire, England; d. 1971)[1] was a British poet, literary critic, editor and journalist, best known for his poems on countryside topics. Born to Welsh parents, his mother was widowed when Dyment was four years old.[2]

He spent his early childhood in Caerleon-on-Usk but was educated at Loughborough Grammar School in Leicestershire.[3]

His poem "The Son"[4] was occasioned by his discovery of a letter written by his conscripted father[2] prior to his death in World War I.[5] Another Dyment poem "From Many a Mangled Truth a War is Won" laments the tendency to invent pretexts and justifications for wars.[6]

His first published collection was First Day (1935). During the latter part of the 1930s he was a literary figure in London. During World War II he was engaged to make films, working for the British government.

He received a Rockefeller Foundation Atlantic Award in 1950.[1][7]


  • First Day (1935)
  • Straight or Curly (1937)
  • The Axe in the Wood (1944)
  • Thomas Hood, Selected Poems (1948, Grey Walls Press) editor
  • Poems 1935-1948 (1949)
  • Experiences and Places (1955)
  • The Railway Game: An Early Autobiography (1962)
  • C. Day Lewis (1963 biography
  • Collected Poems (1970)


  1. ^ a b Access Pennsylvania, Biography
  2. ^ a b Peter Dale, "Dyment, Clifford" in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English, Ian Hamilton (ed.), Oxford Univ. Press, 1994, p. 142. ISBN 0198661479.
  3. ^ Extract from autobiography
  4. ^ Clifford Dyment, "The Son" (poem), accessed 6 January 2009
  5. ^ James S. Robbins, Poetry at War: A select anthology of poems of the Great War, accessed 6 January 2009
  6. ^ Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark (eds.), Peace and War: A Collection of Poems, Oxford Univ. Press, 1989. ISBN 0192760718
  7. ^ Clifford Dyment, Roy Fuller and Montagu Slater (editors), New Poems 1952 (1952), p. 161.

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