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  British Poetry Revival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British Poetry Revival is the general name given to a loose poetic movement in Britain that took place in the 1960s and 1970s.
Although these poets had effectively been written out of official histories of 20th century British poetry, by the beginning of the 1960s a number of younger poets were starting to explore poetic possibilities that the older writers had opened up.
Griffiths writes a poetry of dazzling surface and deep political commitment that incorporates such matter as his professional knowledge of Anglo-Saxon and his years as a Hell's Angel.
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 Read about British Poetry Revival at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research British Poetry Revival and learn about British ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The British Poetry Revival is the general name given to a loose poetic movement in
Poetry Society and elected a council to represent them.
Nicholas Moore have been reappraised and returned to their rightful place in the history of 20th century British poetry.
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 British Poetry -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The New British Poetry was a poetry anthology from 1988, jointly edited by Gillian Allnutt, Fred D'Aguiar, Ken Edwards and Eric Mottram, respectively concerned with feminist, Afro-Caribbean, younger and British poetry revival poets.
Category:Literary movements ''The British Poetry Revival'' is the general name given to a loose poetic movement in Britain that took place in the 1960s and 1970s.
Tuma is an American academic, and author of the somewhat despairing ''Fishing by Obstinate Isles: Modern and Postmodern British Poetry and American Readers'' (1998), on the topic of the perceived gap between 'mainstream' British poetry and the possible American reception (particularly in academia).
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 Verse: Poetry Anthologies and Thousands of Poems. Bartleby.com
Millay’s first volume of poetry was praised for its freshness and vitality.
At times violent, always honest, Sassoon’s poetry expresses his conviction of the brutality and waste of war in grim, forceful, realistic verse.
This partial collection of Shelley’s poetry reveals his philosophy, a combination of belief in the power of human love and reason, and faith in the perfectibility and ultimate progress of man.
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 British Poetry Revival -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Griffiths writes a poetry of dazzling surface and deep political commitment that incorporates such matter as his professional knowledge of (A native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman conquest) Anglo-Saxon and his years as a (Click link for more info and facts about Hell's Angel) Hell's Angel.
Both Sinclair and Fisher share a taste for (Visionary British poet and painter (1757-1827)) William Blake and an interest in exploring the meaning of place, particularly London, which can be seen in Sinclair's Suicide Bridge and Lud Heat and Fisher's Place sequence of books.
O'Sullivan explores a view of the poet as shaman in her work, while Randell and Riley were among the first British (Click link for more info and facts about women poets) women poets to marry (A supporter of feminism) feminist concerns with experimental poetic practice.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/br/british_poetry_revival.htm   (1858 words)

 British Poetry Since 1945 - Peter Finch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
British poetry here is regarded as writing from Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England in the English language.
The ousting of the mainstream from the august London Poetry Society during the early seventies was a classic example of the new overwriting the old.
Pop poetry may have been doing well in the clubs while neo-modernists filled the small presses yet here was proof that formalism, structure, traditional meaning and outright clarity were not qualities that had left these lands.
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 Introduction - British War Poetry in the Age of Romanticism 1793-1815 - Electronic Editions - Romantic Circles
In terms of the poetry, the approval of earlier events in France perceptibly changed in 1792 with the imprisonment of the King and Queen of France, and particularly in 1793 with the execution of the royal couple and Britain's official entry into the war against the Republic of France.
The initial reaction of many British poets to the Revolution was that it was a means of bringing liberty to France, and the 1789-1792 period is marked by a number of verses written about the destruction of the Bastille as symbolic of new liberty.
However joyful the British were, there was still the recognition on the part of this nation which cherished its ideals of liberty and justice that these ideals were, at least at that time, restricted to their own nation.
www.rc.umd.edu /editions/warpoetry/intro.html   (12913 words)

 British Poetry Revival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Thanks in no small part to Writers Forum and its associated writers' workshop, London was a hub for many young poets, including Bill Griffiths, Allen Fisher, Iain Sinclair, Gilbert Adair, Ulli Freer, Elaine Randell, Maggie O'Sullivan and Denise Riley.
In 1994, Crozier and Longville published their anthology A Various Art, which focused mainly on the Cambridge poets, and Iain Sinclair edited yet another anthology of Revival-related work Conductors of Chaos (1996).
Poets like David Gascoyne, W. Graham and Nicholas Moore have been reappraised and returned to their rightful place in the history of 20th century British poetry.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/b/br/british_poetry_revival.html   (1550 words)

 Modern American and British Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Poetry magazine, founded in 1912 as a monthly journal by Harriet Monroe, would prove to be an important catalyst for many poets of the modern movement.
In poetry, its pages are open to experiments which are transforming the whole conception of poetic form, while among its writers appear leaders in pioneering methods radically affecting the allied arts...
Recognizing his interest in poetry and publishing, Laughlin has devoted much of his life and personal resources to giving poets and their poetry a voice.
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 Poetry Daily Prose Feature: Sandra M. Gilbert, "Common Wealth"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Is "British poetry" — and the question of the "Britishness" of this poetry is, as we'll see, a vexed and vexing one — American poetry's land of unlikeness?
Certainly the editors of New British Poetry are firm in their belief that until quite recently the verses produced by Anglophone poets on both sides of the Atlantic have evolved along such different lines as to constitute two separate poetic traditions.
In the accounts of the two poetries offered by Simic and Paterson, as in so many other bits of transatlantic mythologizing, Americans are youthful, muscular, jazzily innovative denizens of a perpetually hip aesthetic frontier, indiscriminately wielding their broadaxes to chop down (or up) the prosody of a poetics they don't in any case understand.
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 The Failure of Conservatism in Modern British Poetry
One of the key differences in the poetry world is between those who see a stream of innovation over the last 50 years, a source of hope and renewal at each moment, and those who see innovation as self-willed and unnecessary, so that poems in the style of the 50s still “look up to date”.
Part of this could be due to excessive love for dead writers; all, or most, British poets go through a phase of love for the past, which builds up to a traumatic shock of realising that they have to write contemporary verse because they themselves are a contemporary person.
He makes an intelligent case for writers who have been poorly served by other critics, when they have deigned to notice them at all, and shows the reader whose only knowledge of British poetry comes from anthologies that the contemporary canon need not be the way it appears, and that real alternatives exist.
www.saltpublishing.com /books/sscp/1876857579.htm   (1299 words)

 Modern British and Irish Poetry
The British Library has extensive collections of poetry in many of the languages of the world and from all periods up to the present time.
The emphasis is on Twentieth and Twenty-first century poetry written in Scotland, in Scots, Gaelic and English.
Most poetry in the Library is first located on the online catalogues and ordered up to the reader's choice of reading room.
www.bl.uk /collections/wider/poet.html   (1205 words)

 English 477 - Modern British Poetry
This course will explore the shifting meanings of "modern" and "British" within poetic practice, charting a literary history from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century, which is also a history of the complex relationship between art and cultural identity in a fractured Great Britain.
As we work to understand their place within modernist poetry, we will also look carefully at some key contradictions in their work, particularly between the present and the past, the universal and the particular, and the culturally marginal position of each and their retrospective centrality within "British" literature.
We will conclude with the poetry of several Black British authors, whose use of vernacular and musical forms speaks not of the purity and authenticity of tradition but of the inevitable hybridization of the English language and British poetry in an age of global cultural circulation.
www.english.ccsu.edu /hegglund/477   (1442 words)

 analysis of british poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I want to run a community where experienced and aspiring poets may submit their poetry for critical commentary and discussion without being told how to write and having their poem picked apart until it is no longer theirs.
Check out Rose's first poetry book "She is like the wind" and purchase poetry that is sure to be a world of emotion on a canvas that is her soul.
James Pope is pensive as he contemplates his new volume of poetry, "Alone in a Dark House." He sips what is presumably a cup of java in the coffeehouse with his daughter, Claire Larkin Pope, who provided photographs for the work.
www.all-about-poetry.com /analysis-of-british-poetry.html   (829 words)

 BUBL LINK: English poetry
Poetry resource bringing together contents of the Oxford Book of English Verse, Yale Book of American Verse, Modern British Poetry, Modern American Poetry, Metaphysical Lyrics and Poems of the 17th Century, and Palgrave's Golden Treasury.
Collection of poetry by British and Irish women written between 1789, the onset of the French Revolution, and 1832, the passage of the Reform Act, a period traditionally known in English literary history as the Romantic period.
A chronological history of English poetry, from the early modern English of the Renaissance, 17th century and Augustan periods, though the romantic, Victorian, Georgian and modern eras, and covering the beat generation and postmodern works.
bubl.ac.uk /link/e/englishpoetry.htm   (1364 words)

 American British Poetry Late 20th Century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Poetry, Poems and Poets: Top american british poetry late 20th century Resources
The 19th century was the age of poetry.
Poetry: Late Modernism and the Sovereignty of Vernacular Culture, 1922-2002.
www.stateofexpression.com /10/american-british-poetry-late-20th-century.html   (553 words)

 British Poetry After World War I (from English literature) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Poetry, like fiction, shifted from traditional forms and moral pronouncements to experimental verse and new techniques.
More results on "British Poetry After World War I (from English literature)" when you join.
The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are treated separately under American literature, Australian literature, Canadian literature, and New Zealand literature.
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 Modern British Poetry
Welcome to the website of Modern British Poetry, an upper division English class taught by Dr.
The aim of this course is to employ several modes of postmodern expression, philosophy and literary criticism to some significant British poems published in the last approximately 100 years.
In the class, we undermine and subvert traditional fictional interpretations of British hegemony and mythology.
www.libarts.ucok.edu /english/faculty/hochenauer/MBritPoetry.html   (795 words)

 Books : New British Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Don Paterson's insightful analysis of the differences between the American and British poetry scenes is absolutely right on.
Most of us in America have little idea of what is going on in the British poetry scene.
The UK poetry scene is smaller than its US counterpart, so the "poetry wars" there must be like a knife fight in a phone booth.
www.cheaheaven.com /1555973949/New_British_Poetry.shtml   (405 words)

 poetrymagazines.org.uk - Donald Davie and British Poetry
It’s a kind of Art of Poetry, which associates certain severe ‘English’ values: sanity, common sense, a sense of proportion, compassion, with a particular view of history: empirical, linear, individualist, moralising, and with the use of fixed metres and rhyme.
For Events and Wisdoms they implied a poetry of apprehending the world and learning it, of attentiveness to the non-human as to the human, and of celebration.
I’m sure that this is another kind of poetry which must be tried for, and that in a poem like ‘Tunstall Forest’ Davie opened up new reaches for himself.
www.poetrymagazines.org.uk /magazine/record.asp?id=4571   (2149 words)

 Poetry Society Index Page
The Poetry Society is a membership-based and Arts Council England-funded registered charity, whose stated aims are to promote the study, use and enjoyment of poetry.
An extraordinary marriage between leading City institutions and the world of poets and poetry, committed to promoting a love of poetry amongst City workers and to placing poets in inner city schools.
Poetry Society is grateful for the support of Arts Council England, The Foyle Foundation, The Ratiu Family Charitable Foundation, the GLA and the DfES.
www.poetrysociety.org.uk   (731 words)

 Powell's Books - The Columbia History of British Poetry by Carl R. Woodring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry brings together the most remarkable verse written in the British Isles over the course of the past twelve centuries, offering the greatest diversity of poetic voices in any anthology of its kind.
A continually interesting history of the development of British poetry, from Beowulf to Seamus Heaney, in 26 substantial and highly readable essays that map out the poetical landscape of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales over some 13 centuries.
Rethinking the boundaries of British poetry, the authors reexamine the individual achievements of poets as well as the movements in genre and politics that shaped their world.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=62-0231078382-2   (397 words)

 318: Modern British Poetry: Auden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Even though Yeats is dead, he says, " you were silly like us; your gift suvived it all" (33) signifying that his poetry survived his death and there is no memorial greater than the ones in the names of the fallen, which will live forever 'in the guts of the living'.
Auden believes that the subject matter of Yeats's poetry is not as important as his gift, and that his poems will continue to touch people (although never change the world) as they digest it, and take from the words what they find relevant to their own lives.
In this poem Yeats develops the idea that it is the artist's responsibility to bring God to the public and influence the next generation of children.
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 National Poetry Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Poetry Society and Beverley Literature Festival present four specially commissioned poems, in honour of Beverley's great Mediaeval tradition of sculpture and making in the service of the spirit, and also in honour of the poet Michael Donaghy, who died last year.
National Poetry Day is a highlight in the calendar year for the Poetry Society's Education Department...
Membership of the Poetry Society keeps you in touch with the poetry world, allows your school to benefit from our expertise in organising poetry workshops and projects, and enables teachers to expand their knowledge of contemporary poetry.
www.poetrysociety.org.uk /npd/npdindex.htm   (626 words)

 British Poetry Revival at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Thanks in no small part to Writers Forum and its associated writers' workshop, London was a hub for many young poets, including Bill Griffiths, Allen Fisher, Iain Sinclair, Gilbert Adair, Peter Finch,Ulli Freer, Elaine Randell, Maggie O'Sullivan and Denise Riley.
The British Poetry Revival was a wide-reaching collection of groupings and subgroupings...
The poetry of the United States began as a literary art during the colonial era...
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 British Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
British Women Romantic Poets, 1789 - 1832 An electronic collection of texts from the University of California, Davis...
The BEPC serves British poetry's diverse traditions of innovation.
British Poetry 1780-1910: a Hypertext Archive of Scholarly Editions...
www.thepoetryresource.com /5/british-poetry.html   (138 words)

 English 254: Modern British Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This course explores a range of British poetry of the twentieth century.
In reading works (poetry but also perhaps Virginia Woolf's lyrical novel The Waves) that are generally categorized as examples of "Modernism," we'll seek to define this complicated term and significant literary period, studying what forces produced it, and what Modernism, as a comprehensive but fragmented movement, itself produced and influenced.
The course will attend closely to the pleasures of this often formally challenging poetry, making use of the many recordings we have of these poets reading their work.
www.smith.edu /english/courses/fall01/254.html   (290 words)

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