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The Faber Book of Vernacular Verse

Tom Paulin

The Faber book of Vernacular Verse, edited by Tom Paulin, speaks for an alternative tradition – one that finds its outlet in work songs and street cries, nursery jingles, graffiti, lyrics of suffering or celebration, charms and chants, and far more fascinating and neglected poetry.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571170609
Date Published
10.01.1994
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Summary

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.

TomPaulin

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…

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