Person NameBold; Alan (1943-); poet, biographer, critic, and editor
Epithetpoet, biographer, critic, and editor
ActivityAlan Bold was born in Edinburgh on 20 April 1943 and was educated at Broughton High School and Edinburgh University. He spent some time in journalism and held a variety of other jobs before becoming a full-time writer in 1967. He settled at Markinch, Fife. As well as publishing poetry he has produced a number of anthologies, studies of Scottish literary figures, and many critical works. His analysis of the work of other writers is distinguished in particular by his often outspoken and combative style. From the 1970s his poems reflect his increasing interest in the visual and natural world.
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