"Grongar Hill" by John Piper, 1982. In 1982 Piper illustrated a limited edition of Grongar Hill by Stourton Press. Grongar Hill, a poem by John Dyer first published in 1726, struck Piper 'as one of the best purely topographical poems in existence, because it is so visual. ... I have loved the poem ever since I first read it, and I return to it whenever I feel depressed about the countryside getting spoilt.'
Una Marson (1905-1965) was a pioneer Jamaican feminist, poet, playwright and social activist. A black Jamaican woman, from the middle class and of strict Baptist upbringing, Marson emigrated to work in London in 1932, producing plays, poems and programs for the BBC during World War II. She was the epitome of a black political artist.