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Sir John Collings Squire (1884-1958), Poet and literary editor
Sitter in 12 portraits
A leading poet of the Georgian school, and an influential critic and editor. He was appointed literary editor of the New Statesman in 1913, and acting editor in 1917. From 1919 to 1934, he was the editor of the monthly periodical, the London Mercury, a publication that highlighted the work of the Georgian poets. His poetry appeared in several volumes including Collected Parodies (1921) and Poems in One Volume (1926). His book of poems The Survival of the Fittest (1916) was one of the earliest poetic protests against the First World War. Squire also collaborated with J.L. Balderston on the hit play Berkeley Square (1926), an adaptation of Henry James's The Sense of the Past.
by Philip Edward Morrell