Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry

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Presenting a wide-ranging selection of vital twentieth-century work, Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry contains more than 450 poems by 126 poets, beginning with Thomas Hardy and Gerard Manley Hopkins and ending with Catherine Walsh and Helen Macdonald. It features ampleselections from canonical poets including W.H. Auden, Basil Bunting, T.S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, D.H. Lawrence, Charlotte Mew, Hugh MacDiarmid, Wilfred Owen, Edith Sitwell, Stevie Smith, Dylan Thomas, Edward Thomas, and W.B. Yeats. At the same time, this volume challengesreceived accounts of modern and contemporary British and Irish poetry by presenting work from many poets--including Mary Butts, Brian Coffey, Nancy Cunard, Elizabeth Daryush, Ivor Gurney, F.R. Higgins, Mina Loy, Thomas MacGreevy, Joseph Gordon Macleod, Charles Madge, Clere Parsons, Lynette Roberts,John Rodker, and Sylvia Townsend Warner--who have never before been represented in this type of collection. Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry covers many groups and movements--from the Georgians to the poets of the New Apocalypse and the Auden group and from the Movement to the New Generation--paying special attention to neglected modernist traditions. It presents a range ofpost-World War II exploratory poetry by writers including Tom Leonard, Tom Raworth, John Riley, and Maggie O'Sullivan alongside the work of more established figures like Thom Gunn, Tony Harrison, Paul Muldoon, and Craig Raine. It includes poetry by "Black British" writers including James Berry, Jean"Binta" Breeze, David Dabydeen, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jackie Kay, E.A. Markham, and Grace Nichols, and feminist poetry by Fleur Adcock, Caroline Bergvall, Eavan Boland, Carol Ann Duffy, Denise Riley, Anna Wickham, and others. It also provides the complete texts or substantial excerpts of severalimportant long poems. All of the poems are newly and thoroughly annotated, many for the first time. Each poet's selection begins with a critical introduction providing biographical and bibliographical information along with critical commentary. Ideal for general readers and for courses in modern andcontemporary British and Irish poetry and literature, this anthology provides an unprecedented, inclusive portrait of the century's poetry in Britain and Ireland.

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Presenting a wide-ranging selection of vital twentieth-century work, Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry contains more than 450 poems by 126 poets, beginning with Thomas Hardy and Gerard Manley Hopkins and ending with Catherine Walsh and Helen Macdonald. It features ampleselections from canonical poets including W.H...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:976 pages, 5.79 × 8.9 × 2.01 inPublished:February 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceTHOMAS HARDY (1840-1928)HapNeutral TonesThe SubalternsThe Darkling ThrushThe Man He KilledChannel Firing'I Found Her Out There'After a Journeyfrom Satires of Circumstance II. In Church VI. In the CemeteryThe Pity of ItIn Time of 'the Breaking of Nations'Snow in the SuburbsThe Harbour BridgeHe Never Expected MuchGERARD MANLEY HOPKINS (1844-1889)God's Grandeur"As kingfishers catch fire"The WindhoverPied BeautySpring and FallInversnaid"I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day""No worst, there is none"[Carrion Comfort]Spelt from Sibyl's LeavesThat Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the comfort of the ResurrectionJustus quidem tu es, DomineRUDYARD KIPLING (1865-1936)Gunga DinSestina of the Tramp-Royalfrom Epitaphs of the War Common Form A Dead StatesmanWILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (1865-1939)To The Rose upon the Rood of TimeThe Lake Isle of InnisfreeWho Goes with Fergus?The Valley of the Black PigSeptember 1913The WitchThe PeacockThe DollsA CoatThe Wild Swans at CooleEaster 1916The Second ComingA Prayer for my DaughterSailing to ByzantiumThe TowerLeda and the SwanAmong School ChildrenByzantiumCrazy Jane Talks with the BishopLapis LazuliUnder Ben BulbenThe Circus Animals' DesertionPoliticsCHARLOTTE MEW (1869-1928)The Farmer's BrideFameArracombe WoodOn the Road to the SeaMonsieur Qui PasseWALTER DE LA MARE (1873-1956)Miss LooThe ListenersThe Old SummerhouseFORD MADOX FORD (1873-1939)The StarlingEDWARD THOMAS (1878-1917)The OtherAdlestropThe Wasp TrapA CatRainHAROLD MONRO (1879-1932)Bitter SanctuaryMINA LOY (1882-1966)Italian Picturesfrom Anglo-Mongrels and the Rose English RoseDer Blinde JungeT.E. HULME (1883-1917)AutumnThe EmbankmentConversionfrom FragmentsAs a FowlANNA WICKHAM (1884-1947)DivorceSelf AnalysisMeditation at KewD.H. LAWRENCE (1885-1930)Under the OakPomegranateSnakeSwanWilly Wet-LegAndraitx.--Pomegranate FlowersBavarian GentiansSIEGFRIED SASSOON (1886-1967)A Working PartyThe Rear-GuardThe GeneralEDITH SITWELL (1887-1964)from Facade 4. Ass-Face 6. The Bat 22. Fox Trot 37. Sir BeelzebubThe Canticle of the RoseELIZABETH DARYUSH (1887-1977)Still-life"Children of wealth in your warm nursery"News-reelEDWIN MUIR (1887-1959)The Old GodsThe Three MirrorsThe HorsesT.S. ELIOT (1888-1965)The Love Song of J. Alfred PrufrockGerontionThe Waste Landfrom Four Quartets Little GiddingMARY BUTTS (1890-1937)CorfeISAAC ROSENBERG (1890-1918)The JewBreak of Day in the TrenchesLouse HuntingDead Man's DumpIVOR GURNEY (1890-1937)First Time InLa GorgueLaventieThe Bare Line of the HillThe BohemiansSea-MargeHUGH MACDIARMID (1892-1978)from A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle [Sic Transit Gloria Scotiae] [The Barren Fig] [Yank Oot Your Orra Boughs]On a Raised Beachfrom In Memoriam James JoyceSYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER (1893-1978)Nelly TrimEast London CemeteryKing DuffusAnne DonneTHOMAS MACGREEVY (1893-1967)De Civitate HominumThe Six Who Were HangedHomage to Hieronymus BoschWILFRED OWEN (1893-1918)Dulce et Decorum EstStrange MeetingArms and the BoyDisabledJOHN RODKER (1894-1955)A Slice of LifeThe Music HallHymn to LoveI'd have loved you as you deserved had we been frogsDAVID JONES (1895-1974)from In Parenthesis from Part 7: The five unmistakable marksfrom The Anathemata from I: Rite and Fore-Time III. Angle-LandA, a, a, Domine DeusROBERT GRAVES (1895-1985)Warning to ChildrenThe LegsTo Juan at the Winter SolsticeThe White GoddessNANCY CUNARD (1896-1965)from ParallaxAUSTIN CLARKE (1896-1974)Forget Me NotF.R. HIGGINS (1896-1941)A PleaAuction!BASIL BUNTING (1900-1985)from First Book of Odes 3. "I am agog for foam" 8. "Loud intolerant bells" 15. "Nothing" 17. "Now that sea's over that island" 28. "You leave" 30. "The Orotava Road"from Briggflatts: I, Codafrom Second Book of Odes: 11. "Boasts time mocks cumber Rome" 12. "Now we've no hope of going back"STEVIE SMITH (1902-1971)Souvenir de Monsieur PoopNot Waving but DrowningMy HatThe CeltsPrettyBlack MarchJOSEPH GORDON MACLEOD (1903-1984)from The Ecliptic Cancer, or, The CrabPATRICK KAVANAGH (1904-1967)from The Great Hunger: I, IXFather MatCanal Bank WalkBRIAN COFFEY (1905-1995)HEADROCK from Advent: IWILLIAM EMPSON (1906-1984)Plenum and VacuumVillanelleReflection from RochesterSonnetSAMUEL BECKETT (1906-1989)Enueg IEnueg IIOoftishW.H. AUDEN (1907-1973)"Bones wrenched, weak whimper, lids wrinkled..."The Secret AgentThe Watershed"Consider this and in our time"A Bride in the 30'sSpainfrom Sonnets from China: VI, VIIMusee des Beaux ArtsIn Memory of W.B. YeatsSeptember 1, 1939In Memory of Sigmund FreudNo TimeAt the Grave of Henry JamesIn Praise of Limestonefrom Horae Canonicae: NonesOde to TerminusLOUIS MACNEICE (1907-1963)An Eclogue for ChristmasValedictionSnowCarrickfergusCLERE PARSONS (1908-1931)CorybanticPhotogravureDifferentInterruptionDENIS DEVLIN (1908-1959)Lough DergObstacle BasiliskLYNETTE ROBERTS (1909-1995)from Gods with Stainless Ears: IV, VNORMAN MACCAIG (1910-1996)High Street, EdinburghNude in a fountainCeltic crossIntrusionSORLEY MACLEAN/SOMHAIRLE MACGILL-EAIN (1911-1996)The IslandGoing WestwardsF.T. PRINCE (b. 1912)StraffordCHARLES MADGE (1912-1996)ObsessionalDelusions IDelusions IIIDelusions VDelusions VIICountries of the Dead IIDYLAN THOMAS (1914-1953)The force that through the green fuse drives the flowerOur eunuch dreamsTo-day, this insectOver Sir John's hillC.H. SISSON (b. 1914)A Letter to John DonneThe DesertAu Clair de la LunePlaceDAVID GASCOYNE (b. 1916)And the Seventh Dream is the Dream of IsisBaptismThe Rites of HysteriaThe Cubical DomesNICHOLAS MOORE (1918-1986)SongIdeas of Disorder at TorquayPortman RestaurantLeap YearW.S. GRAHAM (1918-1986)The NightfishingA Note to the Difficult OneLanguage Ah Now You Have MeTOM SCOTT (1918-1995)Johnie Raw Prays for His Lords and MaistersKEITH DOUGLAS (1920-1944)Simplify me when I'm deadThese grasses, ancient enemiesMersaDead MenCairo JagAristocratsVergissmeinnichtHow to KillBOB COBBING (b. 1920)[wan do tree][LION LENIN LEONORA][ALEVIN BARS CAUSAPSCAL]PHILIP LARKIN (1922-1985)Church GoingToadsNothing To Be SaidWaterThe Whitsun WeddingsAn Arundel TombHigh WindowsGoing, GoingHomage to a GovernmentThis Be The VerseThe ExplosionDONALD DAVIE (1922-1995)Hearing Russian SpokenRejoinder to a CriticRodezOut of East AngliaA Conditioned AirInditing A Good MatterJAMES BERRY (b. 1924)Letter to My Father from LondonFrom Lucy: Englan a UniversityIAN HAMILTON FINLAY (b. 1925)Orkney LyricsSea-Poppy ISea-Poppy 2ASA BENVENISTE (1925-1990)First WordsGeorgicBird AppealBlue CrepeELIZABETH JENNINGS (b. 1926)ChoicesFountainOn Its OwnCHRISTOPHER MIDDLETON (b. 1926)Hearing Elgar AgainThe Prose of Walking Back to ChinaCHARLES TOMLINSON (b. 1927)AestheticDistinctionsSaving the AppearancesSwimming Chenango LakePrometheusAnnunciationThe PlazaThe GardenTHOMAS KINSELLA (b. 1928)Baggot Street DesertaRitual of DepartureGAEL TURNBULL (b. 1928)George Fox, from his Journalsfrom Twenty Words, Twenty Days: XVII-XXThighs GrippingJOHN MONTAGUE (b. 1929)The TroutA Bright DayThe CageThis Neutral RealmThe Well DreamsTHOM GUNN (b. 1929)The Unsettled Motorcyclist's Vision of his DeathConfessions of the Life ArtistMolySeesawA Sketch of the Great DejectionLamentELAINE FEINSTEIN (b. 1930)MarriageExileFor Brighton, Old BawdTED HUGHES (1930-1998)View of a PigPikeOutPibrochWodwoCrow Hears Fate Knock on the Doorfrom GaudeteFloundersROY FISHER (b. 1930)from City: The Entertainment of War The Poplars "Walking through the suburb at night____"From an English Sensibilityfrom A Furnace: Introit II. The ReturnJON SILKIN (1930-1998)Death of a SonFirst it was SingingDandelionA DaisyA Word about Freedom and Identity in Tel-AvivROSEMARY TONKS (b. 1932)The Sofas, Fogs, and CinemasThe Little Cardboard SuitcaseThe Ice-cream Boom TownsPETER REDGROVE (b. 1932)Against DeathYoung Women with the Hair of Witches and No ModestyThe British Museum SmileMothers and ChildGEOFFREY HILL (b. 1932)GenesisOvid in the Third ReichSeptember SongHistory as Poetryfrom Mercian Hymns: I-XIII, XXVII-XXXfrom The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Peguy: 4,5Respublicafrom The Triumph of Love: XXIII, XXV, XXXV, XXXIX-XLIV, LV, LXI-LXIV, CXLVII-CLFLEUR ADCOCK (b. 1934)Against CouplingThe Ex-Queen Among the AstronomersLeaving the TateTONY HARRISON (b. 1937)v.JOHN RILEY (1937-1978)CzargradTOM RAWORTH (b. 1938)Wedding DayYou've Ruined My Evening/You've Ruined My LifeSouth Americafrom Logbook: pages 106, 453from Sentenced to Death: "sentenced he gives a shape" "curiously the whole thing had begun" "reversals of performance levels"from Eternal Sections: "in black tunics, middle-aged" "brilliance of the orange lily" "thoughts are in real time"Out of the PictureR.F. LANGLEY (b. 1938)Saxon LandingsMan JackCARLYLE REEDY (b. 1938)The Slave ShipE.A. MARKHAM (b. 1939)The SeaTowards the End of a CenturyGrandmotherpoemThe Mother's TaleJOHN JAMES (b. 1939)Good Old HarryInaugural AddressLEE HARWOOD (b. 1939)When the geography was fixedThe Blue MosqueSalt WaterSEAMUS HEANEY (b. 1939)BoglandNorthSinging SchoolOystersThe Toome RoadThe Undergroundfrom Station Island: VII, XIIThe Mud VisionPETER RILEY (b. 1940)from Lines on the Liver: 1, 2, 10, 11, 17from Excavations, Part One: from Book I: Distant Points: "the body in its final commerce" "folded in river clay" "carefully dismembered" from Book 2: This Carol They Began That Hour "Sing to me" "Meaning spills" "Leaving a simple state" from Book 3: Vacant Thrones: "Ganesa dances" "'I arrived at a place mute of light'"DEREK MAHON (b. 1941)The Snow PartyA Disused Shed in Co. WexfordCourtyards in DelftA Garage in Co. CorkANDREW CROZIER (b. 1943)The Veil PoemTOM LEONARD (b. 1944)Six Glasgow PoemsA Priest Came on at Merkland StreetCRAIG RAINE (b. 1944)An Enquiry into Two Inches of IvoryA Martian Sends a Postcard HomeEAVAN BOLAND (b. 1944)The Woman Turns Herself into a FishListen. This is the Noise of Mythfrom Outside History 9: In ExileALLEN FISHER (b. 1944)from four novels: 1. African Missiondefamiliarising________*: 38Mummers' StrutTOM PICKARD (b. 1946)A History Lesson from My Son on Hadrian's WallEnergyThe Double D EconomyPETER READING (b. 1946)from StetThucydideanVERONICA FORREST-THOMSON (1947-1975)Cordelia: or, 'A Poem Should Not Mean, But Be'LIZ LOCHHEAD (b. 1947)Mirror's SongBagpipe Muzak, Glasgow 1990TREVOR JOYCE (b. 1947)The TurloughCry HelpTohu-bohuDENISE RILEY (b. 1948)Affections must notLure, 1963When it's time to goPastoralWherever you are, be somewhere elseKnowing in the real worldBARRY MACSWEENEY (b. 1948-2000)from Hellhound MemosBILL GRIFFITHS (b. 1948)ReekieBRIAN CATLING (b. 1948)The Stumbling Block its IndexALAN HALSEY (b. 1949)Answering a New Year Letter, 1989Self-Portrait in a '90s BestiaryAn Essay on TranslationGRACE NICHOLS (b. 1950)The Fat Black Woman RemembersThe Fat Black Woman Versus PoliticsShanking Englishmen Between TrainsLong-ManMEDBH MCGUCKIAN (b. 1950)TulipsThe Seed-PictureSlipsAviaryThe War EndingThe Albert ChainTONY LOPEZ (b. 1950)Brought ForwardMAGGIE O'SULLIVAN (b. 1951)StarlingsGarbHill FiguresPAUL MULDOON (b. 1951)QuoofMeeting the BritishIncantataFRANK KUPPNER (b. 1951)Eclipsing BinariesGERALDINE MONK (b. 1952)La Quinta del SordoWhere?LINTON KWESI JOHNSON (b. 1952)Mi Revalueshanary FrenMAURICE SCULLY (b. 1952)from Steps: FireJOHN WILKINSON (b. 1953)from Sarn Helen: "bayonetted" "snap crackle and pop" "You've got some lip"JO SHAPCOTT (b. 1953)Phrase BookThe Mad Cow in LoveMad Cow DanceMONIZA ALVI (b. 1954)And IfThe WeddingGrand HotelCAROL ANN DUFFY (b. 1955)Standing Female NudeAnd How Are We Today?PsychopathTranslating the English, 1989Poet for Our TimesCRIS CREEK (b. 1955)'stranger'ROBERT SHEPPARD (b. 1955)The Materialization of Soap 1947Internal Exile IDAVID DABYDEEN (b. 1955)Coolie Odysseyfrom Turner: I, II, XVIII, XX, XXIV, XXVRANDOLPH HEALY (b. 1956)Colonies of Belieffrom Arbor Vitae: IJEAN "BINTA" BREEZE (b. 1957)Riddym Ravings (The Mad Woman's Poem)Cherry Tree GardenBENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH (b. 1958)MoneyThe SUNJACKIE KAY (b. 1961)from The Adoption Papers Chapter 7: Black BottomW.N. HERBERT (b. 1961)The Anxiety of InformationThe Postcards of ScotlandCAROLINE BERGVALL (b. 1962)Les jets de le PoupeeDREW MILNE (b. 1964)A Garden of TearsCATHERINE WALSH (b. 1964)from Pitch: Part ThreeHELEN MACDONALD (b. 1970)TaxonomyBlackbird/Jackdaw/Turdus/corvus/merula/ monedulaSection VIIIPoemIndex

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"Remarkable range. It is a library of poetry that leaves one wishing for more and no longer willing to settle for less."--Gale L. Ward, Brigham Young University-Hawaii