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Remembering John Wain Oxford Professor of Poetry, Pupil of C. S. Lewis

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 61, Summer 1994 The C.S. Lewis Foundation for Truth in Publishing

The Sunday Telegraph, 15 January 1989

John Wain was born March 1925 and died 24 May 1994. Fellow-poet Peter Levi wrote, “Who will speak of his sweetness, untidiness, scholarship, or deep, deep generosity? Of the clarity and perfect phrasing of his letters, of his genius for friendship?”

Wain described the relationship between Hooper and Lewis as like ivy growing over a house.

On 22 June 1984 Steve Schofield and Kathryn Lindskoog visited John Wain in Oxford. He had reviewed Moon and Sixpence for “The Listener” at BBC that day. He was full of fun, served them tea, and autographed gift copies of his book Professing Poetry.