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Louis MacNeice

In 1938 Louis MacNeice published his second collection of poems with Faber; his 'personal essay' Modern Poetry for OUP; and Zoo, a prose commission from Michael Joseph to write an ...

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This third edition of Alan Brownjohn's Collected Poems was first published by the Enitharmon Press in 2006. It adds over 140 poems to the second, which appeared in 1988 ...

In 1938 Louis MacNeice published his second collection of poems with Faber; his 'personal essay' Modern Poetry for OUP; and Zoo, a prose commission from Michael Joseph to write an ...

Ian Hamilton's last book, published posthumously in 2002, is a typically brilliant revisiting of the concept of Samuel Johnson's classic Lives of the English Poets, wherein Hamilton considers ...

‘Wake up, Hall! There’ll be plenty of time
After this lesson for your poetry stuff.’
Sniggerings from the back. An urgent rhyme
Jumps on my mind and drives old ...


In 2002 Vernon Scannell wrote the following: ‘It has been my firm belief since I first began to attempt the art of poetry that the making of a poem should ...

Philip Larkin (1922-1985) was the best-loved poet of his generation, and the recipient of innumerable honours, including the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, and the WHSmith Award.

In Larkin ...

Who is a major, who is a minor poet? Inevitably, in his introduction, W. H. Auden offers a stimulating rationale for distinguishing between the two. To paraphrase him, one cannot ...

'I am engaged to write little Lives, and little Prefaces, to a little edition of the English Poets.'

So wrote Samuel Johnson to James Boswell. Such understatement! It is difficult ...

'I am engaged to write little Lives, and little Prefaces, to a little edition of the English Poets.'

So wrote Samuel Johnson to James Boswell. Such understatement! It is difficult ...

'I am engaged to write little Lives, and little Prefaces, to a little edition of the English Poets.'

So wrote Samuel Johnson to James Boswell. Such understatement! It is difficult ...

Walter de la Mare was among the leading proponents of the so-called 'Georgian' poets, a loose assembly of influential literary friends who gathered in London in the years leading up ...

First published in February 1936, just under a year from when the idea for it was first discussed, this is one of the most important and influential anthologies of the ...

Walter de la Mare's anthologies are in a category of their own, indeed, they are of such excellence as to make the description belittling. Walter de la Mare compiled ...

Edward Thomas was born in Lambeth, London, in 1878, and educated at St Paul's College and Lincoln College, Oxford. Thomas voluntarily enlisted in the Artists' Rifles in 1915 and ...

Federico García Lorca

A. L. Lloyd was nothing if not versatile, ethnomusicologist, journalist, radio and television broadcaster, and translator. It is as the author of Folk Song in England , also reissued in Faber ...

Triumphant Demons stand, and Angels start,
To see the abysses of the human heart.
Landor

English poetry is supposed to be short in epigrams. But here there is a choice ...

‘Donne is perhaps the most intellectual of English poets, and John Carey is perhaps the most intelligent of contemporary English literary critics. The encounter, as one might expect, is fierce ...

With its publication by Faber in 1994, this Collected Poems revealed for the first time the true range of Norman Nicholson's output, as well the strength of the Christian ...

This selection of just over sixty poems made by his friend and literary executor, Hubert Nicholson, contains the best of A. S. J. Tessimond. And the best of A. S ...

‘The most remarkable phenomenon of the English poetic scene during the last ten years or so has been the advent, or perhaps I should say the irruption, of Gavin Ewart ...

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