The Farrar, Straus and Giroux Poetry Blog

March 19, 2007

Sir John Betjeman

Betjeman1Sir John Betjeman (1906–1984) was one of Britain's most recognized, beloved, and bestselling poets of the last century. Also known for his numerous appearances on British television, he was a passionate advocate for Britain’s old buildings and churches. He was knighted in 1969 and named Poet Laureate in 1972. You can learn more about Sir John Betjeman here.