Charles Causley: A Portrait of the Poet


Product Description

A collaborative project with The Charles Causley Trust, Atlantic Press have just published a major new work on the life of one of our greatest poets, Charles Causley.


Including contributions from poet and performer Roger McGough, renowned illustrator Michael Foreman, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Penelope Shuttle a tribute poem by Brian Patten, this is the first book about the great Cornish poet to be published since the 1970’s. The book is a collection of stories and anecdotes about Causley, including his friendships with Seamus Heaney, Philip Larkin, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, Jack Clemo and his correspondence with Siegfried Sassoon.


The book has been designed and illustrated by Irene Vidal Cal, whose residency at the poet’s former home, ‘Cyprus Well’ in Launceston, inspired the drawings of many of Causley’s most beloved objects within the house which form a visually poetic backdrop to the text.

The icon for Charles Causley: A Portrait of the Poet was designed by Irene Vidal Cal