Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry

Editor Keith Tuma

Oxford University Press | February 15, 2001 | Trade Paperback

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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 ample selections 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 challenges received 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 of post-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 several important 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 and contemporary British and Irish poetry and literature, this anthology provides an unprecedented, inclusive portrait of the century's poetry in Britain and Ireland.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 976 pages, 5.79 × 8.9 × 2.01 in

Published: February 15, 2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 019512894x

ISBN - 13: 9780195128949

Found in: British and Irish

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Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry

Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry

Editor Keith Tuma

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 976 pages, 5.79 × 8.9 × 2.01 in

Published: February 15, 2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 019512894x

ISBN - 13: 9780195128949

Table of Contents

Preface THOMAS HARDY (1840-1928) Hap Neutral Tones The Subalterns The Darkling Thrush The Man He Killed Channel Firing 'I Found Her Out There' After a Journey from Satires of Circumstance II. In Church VI. In the Cemetery The Pity of It In Time of 'the Breaking of Nations' Snow in the Suburbs The Harbour Bridge He Never Expected Much GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS (1844-1889) God's Grandeur "As kingfishers catch fire" The Windhover Pied Beauty Spring and Fall Inversnaid "I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day" "No worst, there is none" [Carrion Comfort] Spelt from Sibyl's Leaves That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the comfort of the Resurrection Justus quidem tu es, Domine RUDYARD KIPLING (1865-1936) Gunga Din Sestina of the Tramp-Royal from Epitaphs of the War Common Form A Dead Statesman WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (1865-1939) To The Rose upon the Rood of Time The Lake Isle of Innisfree Who Goes with Fergus? The Valley of the Black Pig September 1913 The Witch The Peacock The Dolls A Coat The Wild Swans at Coole Easter 1916 The Second Coming A Prayer for my Daughter Sailing to Byzantium The Tower Leda and the Swan Among School Children Byzantium Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop Lapis Lazuli Under Ben Bulben The Circus Animals' Desertion Politics CHARLOTTE MEW (1869-1928) The Farmer's Bride Fame Arracombe Wood On the Road to the Sea Monsieur Qui Passe WALTER DE LA MARE (1873-1956) Miss Loo The Lis
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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 ample selections 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 challenges received 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 of post-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 several important 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 and contemporary British and Irish poetry and literature, this anthology provides an unprecedented, inclusive portrait of the century's poetry in Britain and Ireland.

About the Author

Keith Tuma is at Miami University.

Editorial Reviews

"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