you could see to 'Ackney Marshes
if it wasn't for the houses in between.
Edgar Bateman, adapted John Forth
John Forth was born in Bethnal Green, London, and then taught in many parts of Britain. But Bethnal Green remains his inspiration. As one reviewer (in Ambit) wrote: "these poems are full of good old working class family warmth, but they're written with a sure hand on form and cadence. They wear their skill easily."