The fact that poetry is not of the slightest economic or political importance, that is has no attachment to any of the powers that control the modern world, may set it free to do the only thing that in this age it can do -to keep the neglected parts.
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|Birth:||14th February, 1908|
|Death:||5th September, 1990|
|Profession:||Critic, Poet, Professor|
Born in Lancashire, Graham Hough was the son of Joseph and Clara Hough. He was educated at Prescot Grammar School, the University of Liverpool and Queens' College, Cambridge. He became a lecturer in English at Raffles College, Singapore in 1930. In World War II he served with the Singapore Volunteer Corps, until taken prisoner and interned in a Japanese prison-camp. After further travelling and teaching in the Far East, Hough returned to Cambridge as a fellow of Christ's College in 1950. He was Tutor at Christ's from 1955 to 1960. In 1958 he was Visiting Professor at Cornell University. From 1964 to 1975 he was Praelector and Fellow of Darwin College. University Reader in English from 1965 to 1966, he was Professor of English at the university from 1966 to 1975.
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