British surrealist poet and author who became known for Memoirs of a Public Baby, Vagrancy, and other works. Also a BBC radio host, he specialized in interviewing social misfits.
He never knew his father. Sadly, his mother abandoned him on more than one occasion during his childhood.
He was confined to a mental institution for six months and was diagnosed with schizophrenia.
He was married six times and had eight children.
He moved in the same London literary and drinking circles as author Dylan Thomas.