Robert Fraser has lectured at the universities of Leeds and London, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was Director of Studies in English. In 1987, at the poet's request, he compiled Barker's Collected Poems; in 1995 he edited the Selected Poems.
'Robert Fraser has brought back to life a poet who behaved outrageously, suffered a great deal and caused many others to suffer, but whose best, tortured, teasing poems should be remembered. It may be the life of the 'chamelion poet'. It is also, very oddly, a heroic one.' Anthony Thwaite, Times Literary SupplementBuy now