Fred Beake's poems

Fred Beake was born in 1948 in Cheshire. He grew up in remote countryside there and in the West Riding. He did Afro Asian studies at Sussex University. He has translated widely from modern French and classical Latin, and more recently classical Greek. He edits Mammon Press, and is co-editor of the Poet's Voice Magazine which he founded in 1982. He reviews for Acumen, Stand and other magazines. He lived in Bath from 1972 to 2003 moving to Torquay..


1. The Whiteness of her Becoming (Selected Poems and Translations 1966-91), University of Salzburg Press 1992.

2. Towards the West, University of Salzburg 1995: a long poem plus various short ones.

3. The Fisher Queen (a pamphlet), Northern House/Stand 1988.

4. The Imaginations of Mr Shelley, University of Salzburg 1993: a series of essays investigating the processes of Shelley's long poems.

5. Places and Elegies, University of Salzburg 1997. 136 pages.

6. Etruscan Reader IX (with Nicholas Moore and Meg Bateman), Etruscan Books 1999.

7. The Cyclops: Poems, Translations and Essay, Menard Press 2002.

8. New and Selected Poems, Shearsman Books 2006.

All books can be obtained via Mammon Press, Flat 4, 29 Crownhill Park, Chelston, Torquay TQ2 5LW.

Fred Beake's long poem `Towards the West' is made available in its three sections.