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Poet and translator Christopher Logue dies | 06-Dec-11

The poet Christopher Logue has passed away at the age of 85.

Logue is well known for his translations of Homer as well as his theatre work, having written scripts for film director Ken Russell and the Royal Court Theatre in London.

Logue also had a history as a political activist, protesting against nuclear weapons in the 1950s, which resulted in a prison sentence.

His translations of Homer were commended by poets such as Louis MacNeice, and the most recent volume, 'Cold Calls', won the Whitbread Poetry Prize in 2005.

He is survived by his wife, the writer Rosemary Hill.

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