- KIRKUP, James (Falconer)
- (1923-)UK poet and writer whose first book, The Cosmic Shape:An Interpretation of Myth and Legend with Three Poems and Lyrics (coll1946) with Ross Nichols, is at times foggy, but at times illuminating. The True Mistery of the Passion (1961) is a fantasy play;Tales of Hoffmann (colltrans 1966) is a goodselection; and Queens Have Died Young and Fair: A Fable of theImmediate Future(1993) is an sf SATIRE whoseimprecationsencompass sex, politics, and culture.JC
Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. Academic. 2011.