John Francis Alexander Heath-Stubbs(1918-2006), Poet
Sitter in 10 portraits
Educated at Oxford, Heath-Stubbs's first poems appeared in Eight Oxford Poets (1941). Much of his poetry is inspired by classical sources, and his principal works include Wounded Thammuz (1942), the epic Artorius (1972), Naming the Beasts (1982) and a study of Victorian romantic poetry The Darkling Plain (1950). He was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1973.