Jeff Nuttall, 1933-2004: A Celebration

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Arc Publications, 2004 - Compact discs - 40 pages
Jeff Nuttall died suddenly in Abergavenny in January 2004 and this book, with a forward by Ray Gosling, and accompanying CD celebrate his remarkable creativity and give the reader a glimpse of what made him such a distinctive and talented communicator. Prose monologues, poems, autobiographical recollections, a cartoon feature and a sprinkling of exquisite drawings are imbued with an extra energy and brilliance by the 13-track CD which comes with the book, on which Jeff can be heard reading his own poems and prose, and also playing the jazz cornet and singing in the Bozo Buttershaw's Hot Potatoes.

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About the author (2004)

Jeff Nuttall was born in Clitheroe, Lancashire, in 1933 and grew up in Herefordshire. He trained as a painter in the years following the Second World War and began writing poetry in 1962. He published widely with Writers' Forum, Turret Press, Unicorn Press, Fulcrum, Trigram, Pirate Press, Rivelin and Penguin (Modern Poets No. 12). He taught fine art in schools and polytechnics, and acted in film and television. He lived in Crickhowell, Wales and died in 2004.

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