Jeff Nuttall was born in 1933 in Clitheroe and grew up in Herefordshire. Painter, sculptor, poet, essayist, caricaturist, jazz musician and performance artist, he was a seminal figure as a teacher of fine art in schools and polytechnics from the 1960s until the late '80s. He later acted in films and television. He died suddenly in Abergavenny in January 2004.
This book, with a foreword by Ray Gosling, gives the reader a glimpse of what made Jeff Nuttall such a distinctive and talented communicator. Prose monologues, poems, autobiographical recollections, a cartoon feature (first published in Ambit in 1989-1991), and a sprinkling of exquisite drawings are imbued with an extra energy and brilliance by the 13-track CD which comes with the book, on which Jeff can be heard reading his own poems and prose, and also playing the jazz cornet and singing in the Bozo Buttershaw's Hot Potatoes.
Paperback with CD
ISBN 1 904614 08 6