"Blessed among my Kind": William Roughead, Poet

Karen Baston

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William Roughead is remembered as a pioneer of true crime, criminologist, and campaigner for justice but his first published book was on none of these things. 'Rhyme without Reason', a slim volume of verse. Roughead's poems have a variety of styles, settings, and voices. Unsurprisingly dark themes are not far away and murder and poison feature. Roughead's collection of crime books now resides in the Signet Library and his tribute to his library, 'To my Books' is printed in full.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-28
JournalSignet Magazine: The Magazine of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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