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  Basil Bunting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Basil Bunting (March 3, 1900 1985) was a British modernist poet.
Bunting was born in Scotswood-on-Tyne, Northumberland and educated as a Quaker.
During the early 1920s, Bunting became friendly with Ezra Pound and his early poetry was to show the influence of this friendship.
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 Basil Bunting On Poetry | Read & Recommended | Jeffery Beam | Oyster Boy Review 16 | Winter 2002 | Fiction & Poetry
Nevertheless, proving Makin's statement, Bunting's work, some of the most aurally complicated and carefully honed in English poetry, is also some of the most dazzling and rich with meaning, while being accessible and instructive.
In these lectures Bunting laments the loss of music in poetry, leads the reader to poets who can instruct by example such as Sir Thomas Wyat, advocates simplicity of syntax, the use of the colloquial, and realism in speech and matter.
Bunting argues in "Wyat" that this Tudor poet, not Chaucer, was "the effective founder of modern English poetry, and delineates Wyat's strengths while placing him in the context of his European contemporaries.
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 Jacket 12 - Tony Baker on Basil Bunting
So Bunting advanced Wyatt from the status of a minor poet with dubious control over his material (in 1970, Muir's edition of the poems was still hardly canonical), to the "effective founder of modern English verse" - ahead of Chaucer.
Bunting seems to have been gifted with the kind of conviction about himself and his work that permitted him to reach directly what he needed without having to search around clumsily amongst eventual dead ends like most young writers.
This is Bunting's answer to the problems posed by a poet such as Spenser, who can make sounds that glitter in the ears but who too often fails to make them function structurally because he wanted them to serve, in Bunting's view, alien rhythmic methods.
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 Jacket 10 - October 1999 - Richard Caddel - Introduction to Basil Bunting's Complete Poems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
BASIL BUNTING'S POEMS should need little or no introduction these days: they have established their individual place amongst the twentieth century's finest poetry in English and sound as clearly now as they have ever done - to the delight of the "unabashed boys and girls" for whom they were composed.
Bunting himself kept explication of his poems to an absolute minimum, and I have no intention of departing from that principle - "Never explain" he advised fledgling poets "your reader is as smart as you." A wealth of explanation, biographical and poetical, can be found in the bibliography below.
Recorded evidence of Bunting's readings is all from the later stages of his life - yet it seems that, from the first, Bunting struck out and away from this grand manner, towards a precise and measured speech which related to that of his Quaker schooling, rather than to the celtic mists.
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 poetrymagazines.org.uk - Basil Bunting: The Complete Poems
It is not surprising that Bunting mostly writes in free verse and relies on rhythmical counterpoint to form his metrical patterns.
Bunting teeters on the boundaries of the Modernist tradition in other ways; the long poems follow a fluid, sequential structure which resists a clear unitary meaning, but does not repel it in such a way as the great Modernist texts might be claimed to do.
The bulk of Bunting’s translations (called ‘Overdrafts’) of Latin and Persian texts is concerned with ageing and abounds with recollective old poets, mourning the loss of their youth and vigour, stick in hand, begging in places where they were once famous but are no longer recognised.
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 Bunting - new and used books
Basil Bunting contributes a review column to each issue, entitled \i Music of the Month\i0.
With poems by Basil Bunting, Spike Hawkins (2), Ted Hughes (2), Christopher Logue, Hugh MacDiarmid, Brian Patten, Tom Pickard (2), William Plomer and Stevie Smith.
Bunting (A.) Lae (J.) - The soils and vegetation of the Fung, east central Sudan.
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 bunting review
Unfortunately, the Bunting estate has so far refused to let the letters be collected, much to the chagrin of the students of his poetry.
Alldritt tantalizes with, "wild times occurred when Basil was a journalist and a spy in Iran," but admits, "Of this period in his life it is difficult to write at present since a good deal of information is still concealed and protected by the Official Secrets Act." So much for spying, it would seem.
Bunting never made such overt connections between actual events from his life and the events in Briggflatts; in fact he spent a great deal of time attempting to stop critics from doing exactly what Alldritt has done.
www.flashpointmag.com /buntin~1.htm   (2118 words)

  
 Objectivist Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bunting spends part of the year imprisoned as a conscientious objector to World War I (Alldritt 21-22).
Bunting joins the RAF and serves as an intelligence officer and a translator in Iran during World War II (Alldritt 97, 103-106).
Bunting's Loquitur is published by Fulcrum Press, and his The Spoils is published by Morden Tower Bookroom.
students.washington.edu /dwhunts/objectivism.htm   (1236 words)

  
 Bloodaxe Books: Author Page > Basil Bunting
Basil Bunting is one of the most important British poets of the 20th century.
Born in Northumberland in 1900, Bunting lived in Paris in the 20s, where Ezra Pound rescued him from jail and fixed him up with a job on the Transatlantic Review.
A full feature on the life of Basil Bunting will appear soon on this new Bloodaxe website.
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 Bloodaxe Books: Title Page > Basil Bunting: Complete Poems
Basil Bunting (1900-85) is one of the most important British poets of the 20th century.
Bunting wrote that 'Poetry, like music, is to be heard.' His own readings of his own work are essential listening for a full appreciation of his highly musical poetry.
Bloodaxe first published Bunting in 1980 when one of the earliest titles was an LP record of Bunting reading Briggflatts with the accompaniment of Scarlatti sonatas.
www.bloodaxebooks.com /titlepage.asp?isbn=1852245271   (692 words)

  
 Basil Bunting reads his poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Basil Bunting, English poet from Northumberland on the Scottish border, reads his poetry.
Bunting was the last in the generation of Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot and W. B., Yeats, all of whom he knew well.
Here he is seen sitting before a coal fire in a local pub, walking the moors of his beloved Northumberland, wandering through a medieval town, reflecting on the world around him and, most importantly, reciting his poetry.
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 Jacket 28 - October 2005 - Kenneth Cox: Basil Bunting reading Wordsworth
When I visited Kenneth in 1991 he played a BBC recording of Basil Bunting reading Wordsworth’s “Intimations of Immortality” and “Tintern Abbey.” Later he copied the tape for me and wrote the following letter in reply to my questions about the circumstances behind the recording and the similarity of Bunting and Wordsworth’s accents.
On the understanding that it would be acceptable both for general and scholastic use the idea was accepted and I went to Newcastle to put it to Bunting and record a tape at the regional studio.
Bunting’s attitude to the job throughout was in the highest degree ‘professional’.
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 Bunting
Basil Bunting is buried in the Quaker graveyard at Brigflatts, Cumbria.
This reinvigorated Bunting as a poet and in the next year he wrote his acclaimed semi auto-biographical poem Briggflatts which was inspired by the Northumbrian landscape.
In 1968 Bunting was appointed to the Northern Arts Literary Fellowship at Durham and Newcastle Universities.
www.poetsgraves.co.uk /bunting.htm   (238 words)

  
 Basil Bunting
Bunting's is "To a poet who advised me", i.e.
This copy is signed by Bunting to an undeciphered recipient, with the holograph date of 1978.
A short study in Italian of Bunting's 1929 poem "Fearful symmetry", comparing it to William Blake's "The Tyger".
www.bl.uk /collections/britirish/modbribunting.html   (622 words)

  
 Basil Bunting on Poetry -- Basil Bunting Peter Makin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A close poetic ally of Ezra Pound and Louis Zukofsky, the British poet Basil Bunting is best known for his use of specific musical form in poetry..
"Basil Bunting on Poetry collects two series of lectures that Bunting delivered in 1968 and 1974.
Tracing the development of an English poetry governed by families of stress-groups from Beowulf down to Wyatt, Wordsworth, Whitman, Pound, and Zukofsky, the lectures focus on writing and hearing poetry rather than on literary-historical concerns.
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 Comments on 21507 | MetaFilter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bunting wrote the poem for the flyleaf of Exra Pound's Cantos as Pound had quoted Bunting in Canto LXXXI.
For instance, the poetry of Bunting and Pound's generation is usually referred to as modernist--Hey, this is a poetry thread, after all--and at some point the writings that came after differed enough from modernism that a term had to be coined to describe them.
One complaint: on the page in the book, The Collected Poems Of Basil Bunting, the last O, it is godlike is indented right until the O is beneath the s o f rises in the line just above--which is impossible to reproduce correctly with the enforced totalitarianism of the right margin here.
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 Jacket 12 — Tony Baker on Basil Bunting
The flexibility and intricacy of song as a frame for words taught Wyatt and Campion to bring forth words equally varied and alive in their cadences.
So Bunting advanced Wyatt from the status of a minor poet with dubious control over his material (in 1970, Muir’s edition of the poems was still hardly canonical), to the ‘effective founder of modern English verse’ — ahead of Chaucer.
Bunting actually insists that ‘I’m not going to explain the bearing of all this on poetry’;, although he then proceeds most effectively to do so.
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 New Criterion: Free of our humbug: notes on Basil Bunting.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Free of our humbug: notes on Basil Bunting.
All through my twenties I read Basil Bunting with a kind of avid awe.
The sounds and forms of his poems seemed to me at once remote and exemplary, too singular to learn from in any direct way, perhaps, and yet guiding examples nonetheless.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:115634794&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (231 words)

  
 Poet: Basil Bunting - All poems of Basil Bunting
Poet: Basil Bunting - All poems of Basil Bunting
Basil Bunting Poetry Centre · Basil Bunting Home Page at EPC, Buffalo.
Basil Bunting: Complete Poems; Associate Editor Richard Caddel.
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 Amazon.com: Complete Poems: Books: Basil Bunting,Richard Caddel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is often said prophets are never appreciated in their own land, and in the case of Basil Bunting this adage seems particularly apt.
Bunting spoke Persian fluently (he worked in Iran for part of his life) and his translations are highly accessible.
Bunting was Pound's follower, but he avoided his political excesses and linguistic boasting.
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Basil says/they beat drums for three days/till all the drumheads were busted/(simple village fiesta)/and as for his life in the Canaries...
Basil Bunting, British poet and friend of Pound's.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to spend Easter one year with an uncle or cousin of JR Masoliver...who was the lord of large village in Argon.
www.uncg.edu /eng/pound/basil.htm   (237 words)

  
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 Alibris: Basil Bunting
Descant on Rawthey's madrigal; conversations with Basil Bunting.
by Bunting, Basil, and Caddel, Richard, and University of Durham.
Basil Bunting Poetry Centre, and Newcastle Libraries & Information Service
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 Find a Poet: the all-poetry encyclopedia. Submit a site!: Poets : B : Basil Bunting
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Poems by Basil Bunting (free-text) - Poems by Basil Bunting (free-text), with links and bio sketch.
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 Basil Bunting, from Chomei at Toyama
That volume, edited by Richard Caddel, is in print and available in the UK here.
Other Bunting work in print includes Peter Makin’s recent edition of Basil Bunting on Poetry (available in the UK here, the US here), the Oxford UP Collected Poems (available here) and Uncollected Poems, edited and introduced by Caddel (here), and Briggflatts (here).
The Italian version of Hojoki that Bunting mentions in his note was translated by Marcello Muccioli and introduced by Takeo Yamada (Lanciano: Carabba, 1930).
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 Research Report 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For its annual Celebration of Bunting's birthday (March 1st) the Centre pursued its work with Northern writers in the Bunting tradition with launches for new publications by two Northern writers, and performances by Barry MacSweeney, Billy Mills and Centre Co-Director Richard Caddel.
The Centre contributed to the publication of Basil Bunting: A Northern Life by Richard Caddel and Anthony Flowers, the first illustrated biography of Bunting, drawing extensively upon the resources which have been gathered together in the Basil Bunting Poetry Archive in the University Library.
The Conference was attended by representatives of nine countries, and will lead to bi-lingual publications in the coming year.
www.dur.ac.uk /pr.office/resrep97/bunting.htm   (239 words)

  
 Find in a Library: Madeira & toasts for Basil Bunting's 75th birthday
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