Poetic muse

8th October 1999 at 01:00
(Photograph) - Cliff Yates, poet and teacher at Maharishi school, Skelmersdale, has been the inspiration behind his pupils'success in the national Simon Elvin Young Poet of the Year Awards. Fourteen of them reached the last 100 of the competetion and three were named outright winners in their age group. Photograph: Howard Barlow

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