The Faber Book of Vernacular Verse

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ISBN 9780571170609 Format Paperback
Published 10/01/1994 Length 432 pages

About Book

Mixing poems by known authors with anonymous material - work songs and street cries, nursery jingles, graffiti, lyrics of suffering and celebration, charms and chants - Tom Paulin's anthology speaks for an alternative tradition, one that nimbly and defiantly opposes the 'Parnassian official order' which still dominates our culture.
  • Edited By: Tom Paulin

    Tom Paulin was born in Leeds in 1949 but grew up in Belfast, and was educated at the universities of Hull and Oxford. He has published nine collections of poetry as well as a Selected Poems 1972-1990, two major anthologies, two versions of Greek drama, and several critical works, including The Day-Star of Liberty: William Hazlitt's Radical Style and, most recently, Crusoe's Secret: The Aesthetics of Dissent. His most recent collection of poems is Love's Bonfire (2012). Well known for his appearances on the BBC's Newsnight Review, he is also the G. M. Young Lecturer in English Literature at Hertford College, Oxford.

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