Anthology of Twentieth-century British and Irish Poetry

Anthology of Twentieth-century British and Irish Poetry

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Presenting a wide-ranging selection of vital twentieth-century work, Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry contains over 450 poems by 126 poets, beginning with Thomas Hardy and Gerard Manley Hopkins and ending with Catherine Walsh and Helen Macdonald. It features ample selections from canonical poets including W.H. Auden, Basil Bunting, T.S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, D.H. Lawrence, Charlotte Mew, Hugh MacDiarmid, Wilfred Owen, Edith Sitwell, Stevie Smith, Dylan Thomas, Edward Thomas, and W.B. Yeats. At the same time, this volume challenges received accounts of modern and contemporary British and Irish poetry by presenting work from many poets-including Mary Butts, Brian Coffey, Nancy Cunard, Elizabeth Daryush, Ivor Gurney, F.R. Higgins, Mina Loy, Thomas MacGreevy, Joseph Gordon Macleod, Charles Madge, Clere Parsons, Lynette Roberts, John Rodker, and Sylvia Townsend Warner-who have never before been represented in this type of collection.Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry covers many groups and movements-from the Georgians to the poets of the New Apocalypse and the Auden group and from the Movement to the New Generation-paying special attention to neglected modernist traditions. It presents a range of post-World War II exploratory poetry by writers including Tom Leonard, Tom Raworth, John Riley, and Maggie O'Sullivan alongside the work of more established figures like Thom Gunn, Tony Harrison, Paul Muldoon, and Craig Raine. It includes poetry by "Black British" writers including James Berry, Jean "Binta" Breeze, David Dabydeen, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jackie Kay, E.A. Markham, and Grace Nichols, and feminist poetry by Fleur Adcock, Caroline Bergvall, Eavan Boland, Carol Ann Duffy, Denise Riley, Anna Wickham, and others. It also provides the complete texts or substantial excerpts of several important long poems. All of the poems are newly and thoroughly annotated, many for the first time. Each poet's selection begins with a critical introduction providing biographical and bibliographical information along with critical commentary.Ideal for general readers and for courses in modern and contemporary British and Irish poetry and literature, this anthology provides an unprecedented, inclusive portrait of the century's poetry in Britain and Ireland.show more

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Table of contents

Preface ; THOMAS HARDY (1840-1928) ; Hap ; Neutral Tones ; The Subalterns ; The Darkling Thrush ; The Man He Killed ; Channel Firing ; 'I Found Her Out There' ; After a Journey ; from Satires of Circumstance ; II. In Church ; VI. In the Cemetery ; The Pity of It ; In Time of 'the Breaking of Nations' ; Snow in the Suburbs ; The Harbour Bridge ; He Never Expected Much ; GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS (1844-1889) ; God's Grandeur ; "As kingfishers catch fire" ; The Windhover ; Pied Beauty ; Spring and Fall ; Inversnaid ; "I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day" ; "No worst, there is none" ; [Carrion Comfort] ; Spelt from Sibyl's Leaves ; That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the comfort of the Resurrection ; Justus quidem tu es, Domine ; RUDYARD KIPLING (1865-1936) ; Gunga Din ; Sestina of the Tramp-Royal ; from Epitaphs of the War ; Common Form ; A Dead Statesman ; WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (1865-1939) ; To The Rose upon the Rood of Time ; The Lake Isle of Innisfree ; Who Goes with Fergus? ; The Valley of the Black Pig ; September 1913 ; The Witch ; The Peacock ; The Dolls ; A Coat ; The Wild Swans at Coole ; Easter 1916 ; The Second Coming ; A Prayer for my Daughter ; Sailing to Byzantium ; The Tower ; Leda and the Swan ; Among School Children ; Byzantium ; Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop ; Lapis Lazuli ; Under Ben Bulben ; The Circus Animals' Desertion ; Politics ; CHARLOTTE MEW (1869-1928) ; The Farmer's Bride ; Fame ; Arracombe Wood ; On the Road to the Sea ; Monsieur Qui Passe ; WALTER DE LA MARE (1873-1956) ; Miss Loo ; The Listeners ; The Old Summerhouse ; FORD MADOX FORD (1873-1939) ; The Starling ; EDWARD THOMAS (1878-1917) ; The Other ; Adlestrop ; The Wasp Trap ; A Cat ; Rain ; HAROLD MONRO (1879-1932) ; Bitter Sanctuary ; MINA LOY (1882-1966) ; Italian Pictures ; from Anglo-Mongrels and the Rose English Rose ; Der Blinde Junge ; T.E. HULME (1883-1917) ; Autumn ; The Embankment ; Conversion ; from Fragments ; As a Fowl ; ANNA WICKHAM (1884-1947) ; Divorce ; Self Analysis ; Meditation at Kew ; D.H. LAWRENCE (1885-1930) ; Under the Oak ; Pomegranate ; Snake ; Swan ; Willy Wet-Leg ; Andraitx.-Pomegranate Flowers ; Bavarian Gentians ; SIEGFRIED SASSOON (1886-1967) ; A Working Party ; The Rear-Guard ; The General ; EDITH SITWELL (1887-1964) ; from Facade ; 4. Ass-Face ; 6. The Bat ; 22. Fox Trot ; 37. Sir Beelzebub ; The Canticle of the Rose ; ELIZABETH DARYUSH (1887-1977) ; Still-life ; "Children of wealth in your warm nursery" ; News-reel ; EDWIN MUIR (1887-1959) ; The Old Gods ; The Three Mirrors ; The Horses ; T.S. ELIOT (1888-1965) ; The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock ; Gerontion ; The Waste Land ; from Four Quartets ; Little Gidding ; MARY BUTTS (1890-1937) ; Corfe ; ISAAC ROSENBERG (1890-1918) ; The Jew ; Break of Day in the Trenches ; Louse Hunting ; Dead Man's Dump ; IVOR GURNEY (1890-1937) ; First Time In ; La Gorgue ; Laventie ; The Bare Line of the Hill ; The Bohemians ; Sea-Marge ; HUGH MACDIARMID (1892-1978) ; from A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle ; [Sic Transit Gloria Scotiae] ; [The Barren Fig] ; [Yank Oot Your Orra Boughs] ; On a Raised Beach ; from In Memoriam James Joyce ; SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER (1893-1978) ; Nelly Trim ; East London Cemetery ; King Duffus ; Anne Donne ; THOMAS MACGREEVY (1893-1967) ; De Civitate Hominum ; The Six Who Were Hanged ; Homage to Hieronymus Bosch ; WILFRED OWEN (1893-1918) ; Dulce et Decorum Est ; Strange Meeting ; Arms and the Boy ; Disabled ; JOHN RODKER (1894-1955) ; A Slice of Life ; The Music Hall ; Hymn to Love ; I'd have loved you as you deserved had we been frogs ; DAVID JONES (1895-1974) ; from In Parenthesis ; from Part 7: The five unmistakable marks ; from The Anathemata ; from I: Rite and Fore-Time ; III. Angle-Land ; A, a, a, Domine Deus ; ROBERT GRAVES (1895-1985) ; Warning to Children ; The Legs ; To Juan at the Winter Solstice ; The White Goddess ; NANCY CUNARD (1896-1965) ; from Parallax ; AUSTIN CLARKE (1896-1974) ; Forget Me Not ; F.R. HIGGINS (1896-1941) ; A Plea ; Auction! ; BASIL BUNTING (1900-1985) ; from First Book of Odes ; 3. "I am agog for foam" ; 8. "Loud intolerant bells" ; 15. "Nothing" ; 17. "Now that sea's over that island" ; 28. "You leave" ; 30. "The Orotava Road" ; from Briggflatts: I, Coda ; from Second Book of Odes: ; 11. "Boasts time mocks cumber Rome" ; 12. "Now we've no hope of going back" ; STEVIE SMITH (1902-1971) ; Souvenir de Monsieur Poop ; Not Waving but Drowning ; My Hat ; The Celts ; Pretty ; Black March ; JOSEPH GORDON MACLEOD (1903-1984) ; from The Ecliptic ; Cancer, or, The Crab ; PATRICK KAVANAGH (1904-1967) ; from The Great Hunger: I, IX ; Father Mat ; Canal Bank Walk ; BRIAN COFFEY (1905-1995) ; HEADROCK ; from Advent: I ; WILLIAM EMPSON (1906-1984) ; Plenum and Vacuum ; Villanelle ; Reflection from Rochester ; Sonnet ; SAMUEL BECKETT (1906-1989) ; Enueg I ; Enueg II ; Ooftish ; W.H. AUDEN (1907-1973) ; "Bones wrenched, weak whimper, lids wrinkled..." ; The Secret Agent ; The Watershed ; "Consider this and in our time" ; A Bride in the 30's ; Spain ; from Sonnets from China: VI, VII ; Musee des Beaux Arts ; In Memory of W.B. Yeats ; September 1, 1939 ; In Memory of Sigmund Freud ; No Time ; At the Grave of Henry James ; In Praise of Limestone ; from Horae Canonicae: Nones ; Ode to Terminus ; LOUIS MACNEICE (1907-1963) ; An Eclogue for Christmas ; Valediction ; Snow ; Carrickfergus ; CLERE PARSONS (1908-1931) ; Corybantic ; Photogravure ; Different ; Interruption ; DENIS DEVLIN (1908-1959) ; Lough Derg ; Obstacle Basilisk ; LYNETTE ROBERTS (1909-1995) ; from Gods with Stainless Ears: IV, V ; NORMAN MACCAIG (1910-1996) ; High Street, Edinburgh ; Nude in a fountain ; Celtic cross ; Intrusion ; SORLEY MACLEAN/SOMHAIRLE MACGILL-EAIN (1911-1996) ; The Island ; Going Westwards ; F.T. PRINCE (B. 1912) ; Strafford ; CHARLES MADGE (1912-1996) ; Obsessional ; Delusions I ; Delusions III ; Delusions V ; Delusions VII ; Countries of the Dead II ; DYLAN THOMAS (1914-1953) ; The force that through the green fuse drives the flower ; Our eunuch dreams ; To-day, this insect ; Over Sir John's hill ; C.H. SISSON (B. 1914) ; A Letter to John Donne ; The Desert ; Au Clair de la Lune ; Place ; DAVID GASCOYNE (B. 1916) ; And the Seventh Dream is the Dream of Isis ; Baptism ; The Rites of Hysteria ; The Cubical Domes ; NICHOLAS MOORE (1918-1986) ; Song ; Ideas of Disorder at Torquay ; Portman Restaurant ; Leap Year ; W.S. GRAHAM (1918-1986) ; The Nightfishing ; A Note to the Difficult One ; Language Ah Now You Have Me ; TOM SCOTT (1918-1995) ; Johnie Raw Prays for His Lords and Maisters ; KEITH DOUGLAS (1920-1944) ; Simplify me when I'm dead ; These grasses, ancient enemies ; Mersa ; Dead Men ; Cairo Jag ; Aristocrats ; Vergissmeinnicht ; How to Kill ; BOB COBBING (B. 1920) ; [wan do tree] ; [LION LENIN LEONORA] ; [ALEVIN BARS CAUSAPSCAL] ; PHILIP LARKIN (1922-1985) ; Church Going ; Toads ; Nothing To Be Said ; Water ; The Whitsun Weddings ; An Arundel Tomb ; High Windows ; Going, Going ; Homage to a Government ; This Be The Verse ; The Explosion ; DONALD DAVIE (1922-1995) ; Hearing Russian Spoken ; Rejoinder to a Critic ; Rodez ; Out of East Anglia ; A Conditioned Air ; Inditing A Good Matter ; JAMES BERRY (B. 1924) ; Letter to My Father from London ; From Lucy: Englan a University ; IAN HAMILTON FINLAY (B. 1925) ; Orkney Lyrics ; Sea-Poppy I ; Sea-Poppy 2 ; ASA BENVENISTE (1925-1990) ; First Words ; Georgic ; Bird Appeal ; Blue Crepe ; ELIZABETH JENNINGS (B. 1926) ; Choices ; Fountain ; On Its Own ; CHRISTOPHER MIDDLETON (B. 1926) ; Hearing Elgar Again ; The Prose of Walking Back to China ; CHARLES TOMLINSON (B. 1927) ; Aesthetic ; Distinctions ; Saving the Appearances ; Swimming Chenango Lake ; Prometheus ; Annunciation ; The Plaza ; The Garden ; THOMAS KINSELLA (B. 1928) ; Baggot Street Deserta ; Ritual of Departure ; GAEL TURNBULL (B. 1928) ; George Fox, from his Journals ; from Twenty Words, Twenty Days: XVII-XX ; Thighs Gripping ; JOHN MONTAGUE (B. 1929) ; The Trout ; A Bright Day ; The Cage ; This Neutral Realm ; The Well Dreams ; THOM GUNN (B. 1929) ; The Unsettled Motorcyclist's Vision of his Death ; Confessions of the Life Artist ; Moly ; Seesaw ; A Sketch of the Great Dejection ; Lament ; ELAINE FEINSTEIN (B. 1930) ; Marriage ; Exile ; For Brighton, Old Bawd ; TED HUGHES (1930-1998) ; View of a Pig ; Pike ; Out ; Pibroch ; Wodwo ; Crow Hears Fate Knock on the Door ; from Gaudete ; Flounders ; ROY FISHER (B. 1930) ; from City: ; The Entertainment of War ; The Poplars ; "Walking through the suburb at night____" ; From an English Sensibility ; from A Furnace: ; Introit ; II. The Return ; JON SILKIN (1930-1998) ; Death of a Son ; First it was Singing ; Dandelion ; A Daisy ; A Word about Freedom and Identity in Tel-Aviv ; ROSEMARY TONKS (B. 1932) ; The Sofas, Fogs, and Cinemas ; The Little Cardboard Suitcase ; The Ice-cream Boom Towns ; PETER REDGROVE (B. 1932) ; Against Death ; Young Women with the Hair of Witches and No Modesty ; The British Museum Smile ; Mothers and Child ; GEOFFREY HILL (B. 1932) ; Genesis ; Ovid in the Third Reich ; September Song ; History as Poetry ; from Mercian Hymns: I-XIII, XXVII-XXX ; from The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Peguy: 4,5 ; Respublica ; from The Triumph of Love: XXIII, XXV, XXXV, XXXIX-XLIV, LV, LXI-LXIV, CXLVII-CL ; FLEUR ADCOCK (B. 1934) ; Against Coupling ; The Ex-Queen Among the Astronomers ; Leaving the Tate ; TONY HARRISON (B. 1937) ; v. ; JOHN RILEY (1937-1978) ; Czargrad ; TOM RAWORTH (B. 1938) ; Wedding Day ; You've Ruined My Evening/You've Ruined My Life ; South America ; from Logbook: pages 106, 453 ; from Sentenced to Death: ; "sentenced he gives a shape" ; "curiously the whole thing had begun" ; "reversals of performance levels" ; from Eternal Sections: ; "in black tunics, middle-aged" ; "brilliance of the orange lily" ; "thoughts are in real time" ; Out of the Picture ; R.F. LANGLEY (B. 1938) ; Saxon Landings ; Man Jack ; CARLYLE REEDY (B. 1938) ; The Slave Ship ; E.A. MARKHAM (B. 1939) ; The Sea ; Towards the End of a Century ; Grandmotherpoem ; The Mother's Tale ; JOHN JAMES (B. 1939) ; Good Old Harry ; Inaugural Address ; LEE HARWOOD (B. 1939) ; When the geography was fixed ; The Blue Mosque ; Salt Water ; SEAMUS HEANEY (B. 1939) ; Bogland ; North ; Singing School ; Oysters ; The Toome Road ; The Underground ; from Station Island: VII, XII ; The Mud Vision ; PETER RILEY (B. 1940) ; from Lines on the Liver: 1, 2, 10, 11, 17 ; from Excavations, Part One: ; from Book I: Distant Points: ; "the body in its final commerce" ; "folded in river clay" ; "carefully dismembered" ; from Book 2: This Carol They Began That Hour ; "Sing to me" ; "Meaning spills" ; "Leaving a simple state" ; from Book 3: Vacant Thrones: ; "Ganesa dances" ; "'I arrived at a place mute of light'" ; DEREK MAHON (B. 1941) ; The Snow Party ; A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford ; Courtyards in Delft ; A Garage in Co. Cork ; ANDREW CROZIER (B. 1943) ; The Veil Poem ; TOM LEONARD (B. 1944) ; Six Glasgow Poems ; A Priest Came on at Merkland Street ; CRAIG RAINE (B. 1944) ; An Enquiry into Two Inches of Ivory ; A Martian Sends a Postcard Home ; EAVAN BOLAND (B. 1944) ; The Woman Turns Herself into a Fish ; Listen. This is the Noise of Myth ; from Outside History ; 9: In Exile ; ALLEN FISHER (B. 1944) ; from four novels: ; 1. African Mission ; defamiliarising *: 38 ; Mummers' Strut ; TOM PICKARD (B. 1946) ; A History Lesson from My Son on Hadrian's Wall ; Energy ; The Double D Economy ; PETER READING (B. 1946) ; from Stet ; Thucydidean ; VERONICA FORREST-THOMSON (1947-1975) ; Cordelia: or, 'A Poem Should Not Mean, But Be' ; LIZ LOCHHEAD (B. 1947) ; Mirror's Song ; Bagpipe Muzak, Glasgow 1990 ; TREVOR JOYCE (B. 1947) ; The Turlough ; Cry Help ; Tohu-bohu ; DENISE RILEY (B. 1948) ; Affections must not ; Lure, 1963 ; When it's time to go ; Pastoral ; Wherever you are, be somewhere else ; Knowing in the real world ; BARRY MACSWEENEY (B. 1948-2000) ; from Hellhound Memos ; BILL GRIFFITHS (B. 1948) ; Reekie ; BRIAN CATLING (B. 1948) ; The Stumbling Block its Index ; ALAN HALSEY (B. 1949) ; Answering a New Year Letter, 1989 ; Self-Portrait in a '90s Bestiary ; An Essay on Translation ; GRACE NICHOLS (B. 1950) ; The Fat Black Woman Remembers ; The Fat Black Woman Versus Politics ; Shanking Englishmen Between Trains ; Long-Man ; MEDBH MCGUCKIAN (B. 1950) ; Tulips ; The Seed-Picture ; Slips ; Aviary ; The War Ending ; The Albert Chain ; TONY LOPEZ (B. 1950) ; Brought Forward ; MAGGIE O'SULLIVAN (B. 1951) ; Starlings ; Garb ; Hill Figures ; PAUL MULDOON (B. 1951) ; Quoof ; Meeting the British ; Incantata ; FRANK KUPPNER (B. 1951) ; Eclipsing Binaries ; GERALDINE MONK (B. 1952) ; La Quinta del Sordo ; Where? ; LINTON KWESI JOHNSON (B. 1952) ; Mi Revalueshanary Fren ; MAURICE SCULLY (B. 1952) ; from Steps: ; Fire ; JOHN WILKINSON (B. 1953) ; from Sarn Helen: ; "bayonetted" ; "snap crackle & pop" ; "You've got some lip" ; JO SHAPCOTT (B. 1953) ; Phrase Book ; The Mad Cow in Love ; Mad Cow Dance ; MONIZA ALVI (B. 1954) ; And If ; The Wedding ; Grand Hotel ; CAROL ANN DUFFY (B. 1955) ; Standing Female Nude ; And How Are We Today? ; Psychopath ; Translating the English, 1989 ; Poet for Our Times ; CRIS CREEK (B. 1955) ; 'stranger' ; ROBERT SHEPPARD (B. 1955) ; The Materialization of Soap 1947 ; Internal Exile I ; DAVID DABYDEEN (B. 1955) ; Coolie Odyssey ; from Turner: I, II, XVIII, XX, XXIV, XXV ; RANDOLPH HEALY (B. 1956) ; Colonies of Belief ; from Arbor Vitae: I ; JEAN "BINTA" BREEZE (B. 1957) ; Riddym Ravings (The Mad Woman's Poem) ; Cherry Tree Garden ; BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH (B. 1958) ; Money ; The SUN ; JACKIE KAY (B. 1961) ; from The Adoption Papers ; Chapter 7: Black Bottom ; W.N. HERBERT (B. 1961) ; The Anxiety of Information ; The Postcards of Scotland ; CAROLINE BERGVALL (B. 1962) ; Les jets de le Poupee ; DREW MILNE (B. 1964) ; A Garden of Tears ; CATHERINE WALSH (B. 1964) ; from Pitch: Part Three ; HELEN MACDONALD (B. 1970) ; Taxonomy ; BLACKBIRD/JACKDAW/TURDUS/CORVUS/MERULA/ MONEDULA ; Section VIII ; Poem ; Indexshow more

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