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    DescriptionThe Collected Poems is a new and definitive edition of the poetry of one of the best-loved and most enduringly popular modern poets. Almost all of Jennings's published poetry (including work never before collected) and a large selection of her unpublished poems are included here, together with resources detailing her poetry, prose, essays, plays and correspondence. An afterword draws on her unpublished autobiography 'As I Am' and her unpublished theological prose to illuminate the religious faith at the heart of her poetry. Two previously unseen photographs of Jennings and reproductions of two of her little-known 'picture poems' complete the volume. Emma Mason, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Warwick, has written extensively on religion in English literature. Jennings achievement is, she writes, 'her ability to translate the intensity and happiness of her Christian faith into a canon of accessible poems that reach out to a community of readers'. The Collected Poems enables Jennings's poetry to speak to a new community of readers.


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    Title
    The Collected Poems
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Jennings, Edited by Emma Mason
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1019
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 975 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847770684
    ISBN 10: 1847770681
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    DC22: 821.914
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    Abridged Dewey: 821
    B&T Approval Code: A25205200
    BISAC V2.8: POE000000
    DC23: 821.914
    B&T Approval Code: V25100514
    LC classification: PR6060.E52 A6 2012
    Thema V1.0: DC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU, 1DDR
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Carcanet Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Carcanet Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Manchester
    Author Information
    Elizabeth Jennings was born in Lincolnshire in 1926 and spent most of her life in Oxford. Her first book won a Somerset Maugham Award, and many distinctions followed, among them the W.H. Smith Award (1987) and a C.B.E. Over the last twenty years Carcanet has published many of her books including Selected Poems, Collected Poems, Tributes, Times and Seasons, Familiar Spirits, In the Meantime, Praises, her translations of Michelangelo's Sonnets, her critical meditation Every Changing Shape and her anthology A Poet's Choice. She died in 2002.
    Review quote
    '[A] fine poet who ... manages to build the richest of poems from the barest of methods' - The Times, 14/12/75 'one of contemporary English poetry's major sublunary assets' - Will Eaves, the Times Literary Supplement, 15/01/93