John Masefield. Collection,
Biographical / Historical Note
John Masefield was the English poet laureate from 1930 until his
death. He was also awarded the Order of Merit in 1935. His poetic
publications include: Salt-Water Ballads
(1902); the two long narrative poems, the Everlasting Mercy (1911) and The Widow in
the Bye Street (1912); and Reynard the Fox .
He was also well known for his dramatic works, in both verse and prose ( the Tragedy of Nan , The Tragedy of Pompey the Great, and The Coming of Christ ).
His Gallipoli (1916) became a very popular
war narrative during the 1920s.