The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English

Paperback | March 19, 2014

EditorIan Hamilton, Jeremy Noel-Tod

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This impressive volume provides over 1,500 thoroughly revised and updated entries on modern poets active from 1910 to the present day. An extensive guide to the lives of influential poets writing in English, in Britain and around the world, this companion helps to illuminate the influences,inspirations, and movements that have shaped the lives and works of our best-loved poets.First published in 1994 as the Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Poetry in English and compiled by a team of 230 experts, including famous poets such as Blake Morrison and Andrew Motion, this edition also includes new biographical entries on more contemporary poets such as Don Paterson, AnneCarson, John Kinsella, and Leslie Marmon Silko. It also contains insightful entries by well-known peers, such as Seamus Heaney on Robert Lowell and Anne Stevenson on Sylvia Plath. The A-Z biographies are complemented by new appendices including coverage of poetry groups and movements and lists of anthologies and important poetry prizes and prize-winners. In addition, many entries include details of in-depth supplementary material available online on the dedicated companionwebsite. This superb reference work is the ideal companion for students of English Literature, Language, and Creative Writing, as well as for anyone with an interest in modern poetry.

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This impressive volume provides over 1,500 thoroughly revised and updated entries on modern poets active from 1910 to the present day. An extensive guide to the lives of influential poets writing in English, in Britain and around the world, this companion helps to illuminate the influences,inspirations, and movements that have shaped t...

Jeremy Noel-Tod is lecturer in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. He was previously Director of Studies at Selwyn College, Cambridge. His works on modern poetry and creative writing include articles on W. H. Auden and W. S. Graham. He also reviews poetry for the Times Literary Supplement and the Daily Tel...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.68 inPublished:March 19, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198704852

ISBN - 13:9780198704850

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Introduction to the Second EditionIntroduction to the First EditionSelection of AnthologiesKey to ContributorsCompanion to Modern PoetryGroups and MovementsList of Prizes and PrizewinnersGeneral Web Links

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"a Herculean achievement with lively pen portraits on 1,500 poets plus entries on movements, concepts and critical terms ... This book should quickly establish itself as an --Richard Foster, Yorkshire Evening Post