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Selected Poems

W. S. Graham

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ISBN
9780571262496
Date Published
23.04.2015
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Summary

When T.S. Eliot wrote of W.S. Graham’s collection, The Nightfishing, that ‘some of these poems – by their sustained power, their emotional depth and maturity and their superb technical skill – may well be among the more important poetical achievements of our time’, he could not have stated the truth more clearly.

Graham’s career, which ended with his death in 1986, followed a pattern of steady refinement of vision and ever-deepening enquiry. In Selected Poems, taken from both the publications of his lifetime and posthumous volumes, and containing at least one major poem never collected before, the full stature of this still insufficiently appreciated genius is revealed.

W.S.Graham

William Sydney Graham (1918-1986) was born in Greenock, Scotland, and trained as an engineer. He settled in West Cornwall where a growing colony of experimental artists came to respect the determination and acute self-criticism with which he pursued his poetry. He wrote widely anthologised elegies for three of his artist friends, Roger Hilton, Peter Lanyon and Bryan Wynter, and is…

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