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  Criticism, Analysis, and Interpretation for the Poet Henry Reed
Of several contemporaries of Thomas and Auden, the author considers Reed to be the 'most considerable.'
Poet Elizabeth Jennings' analysis of Reed's poetry, with a brief biography and a lengthy bibliography.
Using Reed's poetry as an example of the 'individual's response' to the Second World War, Jones discusses the contrasts, irony, and ambiguities found in the Lessons of the War.
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  Blake Morrison
He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a former Chairman of the Poetry Book Society and council member of the Poetry Society, a member of the Literature Panel of the Arts Council of England and Vice-Chairman of English PEN.
He is editor (with Andrew Motion) of The Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry (1982) and wrote a book for children, The Yellow House (1987), illustrated by Helen Craig.
The book I wrote on the James Bulger case set out to change people's minds not just about two boys who'd been demonised by the media but about the way children in general are thought about and treated in contemporary society.
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 Poetry Book   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
These vital poetry book and engaging books articulate the literary vision, aesthetic beliefs, poetry book and pleasure in poetry in a way only practicing poets can, poetry book and contribute to the long poetry book and lively tradition of poets writing on their art poetry book and craft.
Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry - The Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry, in an earlier 1963 edition Modern Poetry from Africa, was a 1984 poetry anthology edited by Gerald Moore and Ulli Beier.
Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry - The Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry was a poetry anthology edited by Blake Morrison and Andrew Motion, and published in 1982 by Penguin Books.
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 Free Essay Trends in Conteporary British Poetry
It remains the case twenty years later that there is a strong hint of the majority of the english poets to rediscover their ‘Englishness’ as a poet, and at the same time the presence of the various other cultures ensures that their remains a deep variety in the crative material.
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.
Another resounding voice in the contemporary scene is of Brian Patten he is one of the representative poets of the group known as the Liverpool poets.
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 David Kennedy - Spring 2001 Feature
However, whatever type of poetry an anthology represents, the very fact they are anthologised is a signal that these writers are in the process of becoming the new establishment, the new canon or whatever.
The book is, in fact, slightly larger than a CD case but it is nearly 400 pages long, 1.5 inches thick, and weighs nearly two kilos—not an easy book to handle.
is poetry, then the term poetry merely refers to writings that are uncategorizable in any other way, to writings whose emphasis is on play, performativity, on scanning and mixing; writings which self-reflexively focus on how meaning is produced and where it is usually located culturally—this cultural location being at once social, economic, and political.
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 Penguin Publishing - Penguin Books Ltd
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The publishing programme spans novelty books for the very young and picture books through to teenage fiction, and poetry and non-fiction through to film and TV tie-ins.
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 Dana Gioia Online - James Fenton
He was unsurpassed among his contemporaries in terms of range, skill, and intelligence, but it was ultimately the sheer excellence of his poetry that gradually but ineluctably earned him the position of the major British poet of his generation.
Indeed his poems are distinguished from those of his contemporaries by the unusually high polish of their style and the inclusive interest of their subjects.
His political poetry was compared to the work of Auden, Yeats, Brodsky, and Akhamatova, and he was praised for bringing the prose virtues of clarity, accessibility, and directness successfully into poetry.
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 Guardian review: The Justification of Johann Gutenberg by Blake Morrison | By genre | Guardian Unlimited Books
His Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry (1982), which he edited with Andrew Motion, was controversial.
His second book of poetry, The Ballad of the Yorkshire Ripper (1984), caused uproar.
And this is not even to mention the incunabula, the masses of journalism and criticism, the libretto, the play, the book for children - and all of them good of their kind.
books.guardian.co.uk /reviews/generalfiction/0,6121,355893,00.html   (844 words)

The first in-depth study of Scots poetry from Stevenson to the present and from a linguistic perspective is J. Derrick McClure’s Language, Poetry and Nationhood (East Linton: Tuckwell Press, 2000).
In critical work, Manfred Malzahn’s The Contemporary Scottish Novel 1978-81 (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1984) focuses on fiction of the period as national self-expression; Cairns Craig's The Modern Scottish Novel; Narrative and the National Imagination (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999) is a stimulating attempt to identify the main characteristics of contemporary writers.
Morgan, Edwin, ‘The Poetry of Norman MacCaig’, Crossing the Border (Manchester: Carcanet, 1990), pp.
www.arts.gla.ac.uk /SESLL/ScotLit/bibliography/6thsection.html   (7644 words)

 Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry was a poetry anthology edited by Blake Morrison and Andrew Motion, and published in 1982 by Penguin Books.
The traditional claims made—and recognised as such in the introduction—about a new British poetry generation taking over the "mainstream", were greeted in this case by more than the usual controversy.
Poets in the 1962 Al Alvarez anthology, The New Poetry, were excluded.
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 Penguin Reading Guides | The Forest Lover | Susan Vreeland
I felt that the book could be more richly textured if I invented a story and a voice for Harold that reflected the oppressive effect of the missionaries on the indigenous people.
A preliminary source was Emily's own narratives of her encounters with the Indians of British Columbia as published in Klee Wyck, in which she fashions a quaint pidgin English, perhaps overwrought.
Penetrating the nature of British Columbia, as well as the Netherlands and seventeenth-century Italy, were the challenges I accepted, eagerly, since I love all of these places.
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 ebr10 --<Matthias
The Penguin Book of Poetry from Britain and Ireland.
I suppose it's unfair to characterize the Armitage/Crawford anthology as a book that represents the mainstream in its derivation from a kind of Hardyesque ethos epitomized by Philip Larkin in his poetry and by Donald Davie both in his early critical writings and in his polemical Thomas Hardy and British Poetry of 1973.
But the book also has the disconcerting feel of a democratic document of an almost Clintonesque kind - a book that might have resulted as much from reader polls and focus groups as from fiercely independent editorial judgment.
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 Heaney, Seamus | Authors | Guardian Unlimited Books
Known proudly to all Ireland as "famous Seamus", in his 30-year career Heaney has moved from nature poetry to a brave and never easily redemptive engagement with the Irish conflict, finding through his bog people poems (see North) a way into the violence of history; he is a particularly illuminating reader of his own work.
He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 "for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past".
The Redress of Poetry, focusing on other Irish legends including Wilde and Yeats, is a poetic tour de force and an excellent critical work in its own right.
books.guardian.co.uk /authors/author/0,5917,-84,00.html   (294 words)

 Robert Sheppard: Elsewhere and Everywhere..other new (British) poetries
(7) Yet The New Poetry (the second) proposed itself as both a 'new generation of poets' (a term that was shortened in a marketing ploy of the mid-1990s), and 'the beginning of the end of British poetry's tribal divisions and isolation, and a new cohesiveness', the end of negative feed-backs.
The work of the British Poetry Revival of 1960-1975, a term Eric Mottram used frequently, is featured in the third section which he edited.
The book features a large selection of North American poetry, mostly so-called 'language' poetry, a movement whose formalism consists of using disruptive techniques and exploiting the mechanisms of reference in ordinary language to generate estranged discourses that, in Barthesian terms, are essentially writerly, that re-orders discourses and the world that discourse constructs.
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 Contemporary American Poetry - Various - Penguin Group (USA)
Among his books are The Opening of the Field (1960), Roots and Branches (1964), and Bending the Bow (1968).
He taught at Carleton College, was consultant in poetry at the Library of Congress in 1964-65, and is now on the staff of the National Institute of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C. He has published six volumes of poetry, of which the most recent is Poems New and Selected (1967).
His books of poems are Cycle for Mother Cabrini (1955), Ghosts of the Heart (1960), Spring of the Thief (1963), and Zigzag Walk: Poems 1963-1968 (1969).
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 Record - Sept. 6, 2002
Faculty and graduate students from this and other St. Louis-area universities with an interest in topics relating to labor, households, health care, law and social welfare are invited to take part in a series of Monday brown-bag luncheon seminars to be held biweekly through December.
A book signing will follow each reading, and copies of Motion's works will be available for purchase.
He has written a critical study of The Poetry of Edward Thomas, published selections of the poetry of William Barnes and Thomas Hardy and, with Blake Morrison, edited the influential and controversial Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry (1982).
record.wustl.edu /2002/09-06-02/motion.html   (458 words)

 Edwards--UK Small Press Publishing
First, because the material conditions in which poetry is produced surely have a bearing upon the literary work itself; and second, because in turn they are an eloquent comment on the social and economic position of this poetry.
During that period, the National Poetry Centre in London was a hive of activity: readings were frequent, and self-help printing equipment was installed on the premises.
The dramatic events at the Poetry Society in the 1970s highlighted the continuing opposition in British poetry since the late 50s between the so-called mainstream, generally represented in the poetry lists of the commercial publishers, and the so-called avant-garde, generally published by small presses.
wings.buffalo.edu /epc/authors/edwards/edwards_press.html   (2952 words)

 Michael Peverett: From the Charity Shops..Two British Anthologies
But the poetry is: it's forced to cohabit with an anti-poetic subject that is much bigger and more powerful than it is, it's bent out of shape to survive...
The reason that most of this poetry doesn't make much sense is because it won't talk about particulars, it wants to try and get a sense of everything at once, to be able to tell the truth.
I sit here, growsing at the book: really, I don't care about it, they're pretentious and often just incompetent, they work in a soft medium, they name-drop each other and are spiteful about everything else, Sartre is much more truly alienated and yet he's lucid as can be.
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 CPR - Lost in Translation: Dana Gioia by John Drexel
The assumptions a British poet now makes about his or her self, language, work, and audience are subtly different from those of an American writer.
A generation on, British poetry in the early years of the twenty-first century cannot be mistaken for that of the eighties, as I hope to show in a future review of a new anthology of British verse.)
Gioia scarcely touches on the poetry itself other than in generalities (“His greatest poems were heartbreaking glimpses of those parts of his life that deserved to endure”).
www.cprw.com /Drexel/gioia.htm   (2303 words)

Poetry Supplement, compiled by Motion for the Poetry Book Society, Christmas, 1981.
The Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry, edited by Motion and Blake Morrison.
Poems from Three Counties:  A Second Book, chosen by Motion and Frances Horovitz, edited by Steven Stuart-Smith.
www.cas.sc.edu /engl/LitCheck/motion.htm   (186 words)

 Aristophanes, 3 | Slavitt, David R. and Palmer Bovie, Editors. Translations by Greg Delanty, Carol Poster, and Paul ...
Greg Delanty's latest poetry collection is The Hellbox; his earlier volumes are American Wake, Southward, and Cast in the Fire.
Paul Muldoon is the author of 19 volumes of original poetry, most recently Kerry Slides, New Selected Poems, 1968-94, The Annals of Chile, The Prince of the Quotidian, and Incantata.
His work is represented in such major anthologies of Irish and British poetry as The Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry, The Penguin Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry, as well as The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry (Second Edition).
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 Wendy Cope's use of parody in Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis
Cope is a British poet who became a best-selling poetic parodist in the late eighties —the period from which this article by Jameson dates.
From this point of view, her explicit dedication of the book to Couch and her implicit dedication to Amis are not altogether ironic.
For example, this is one of the two poems by Kingsley Amis that appear in The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse 1918-60 (Allott 1962: 331-332).
www.arlindo-correia.com /wendy_cope_article.html   (6262 words)

 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.
It was also conceptual – using an entire Larkin book as template – the ghost of iambic pentameter [ ‘the first heave is to rid ourselves of the pentameter’- Pound] lingering behind lines utterly [inimical] to Larkin's perview – as if the English mainstream and the English avant-garde traditions were having a punch-up.
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 Avenali Lecture - Seamus Heaney   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
His first volume of poetry, Death of a Naturalist, was published in 1966; his most recent volume, The Spirit Level, appeared in 1996.
The question is one which is frequently raised by readers of Heaney's work; one might argue that the work itself has repeatedly posed this question, offering a range of sometimes contradictory answers to it.
Born in 1939 in County Derry, 30 miles north of Belfast, Heaney was educated at Queen's College, Belfast and went on to teach there and at Carysfort College in Dublin, until he was offered a position at Harvard in 1981.
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 Contemporary Irish Fiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
For Longley, Irish poetry issues forth not in glorious blossoms but 'tuberous clottings', is 'a muddy /Accumulation' rather than a spontaneous overflow, to be found in 'specializations of light' distilled from the everyday kind, or, in Joycean style, 'dialects of silence' rather than the spoken word.
Blake Morrison and Andrew Motion's inclusion of Seamus Heaney in The Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry (1982) is a celebrated instance, prompting a friendly verse letter rebuke from Heaney denying his eligibility.
The fate of contemporary endangered species is the ersatz ecosystem of the zoo or nature preserve, and in the next poem, 'Minuet', Quinn produces a camp and florid version of pastoral where the 'o'o'a'a' might roam free.
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 Penguin UK
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 Contemporary Poetry in Britain EN3307
This course is intended as an introduction to the contemporary poetry scene in the British Isles.
After an introductory lecture we will look at the work of individual poets, using The Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry, edited by Blake Morrison and Andrew Motion, as our coursebook.
The idea is to make more poems more readily accessible to you and to involve you actively in the search for knowledge and the enjoyment of poetry.
www.rhul.ac.uk /scolar/en3307/index.html   (287 words)

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