Poets on Writing

Poets on Writing : Britain, 1970-1991

3 (3 ratings by Goodreads)
Edited by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas


A collection of essays and some related poems by almost 30 contemporary poets who have worked for years outside the "mainstream" of British publishing. Many are or have been small-press publishers and editors too.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17.53mm | 394g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1992 ed.
  • XI, 292 p.
  • 033347130X
  • 9780333471302

Table of contents

Part 1 The conditions of writing: uttering poetry - small-press publication, Nigel Wheale; grasping the plural, Ken Edwards; you can't get there from hre, Nick Totton; writing and not writing, John Hall; two poems, Grace Lake; the state of poetry today, Tom Raworth. Part 2 What the work is: from - unconscious/unfolding/voice, and the particularity of poetry, Martin Harrison; two poems, Martin Harrison; the subject of poems, Michael Haslam; two poems, John Riley; what are you going to call it?, John Riley; moving buildings, Anthony Barnett; subsequent looping, Allen Fisher; the creative moment of the poem, Peter Riley; John Clare's mountain, Wendy Mulford. Part 3 Readings and beginnings: three poems, mark Hyatt; a curve of reading, Nigel Wheale; objects that come alive at night, Geoffrey Ward; two poems, Geoffrey Ward; dream and restoration, John Welch; two poems, John Welch; imperfect pitch, John Wilkinson; sometimes a word will start it, Kelvin Corcoran. Part 4 Particular studies: the poet as ethnographer, Martin Thomp; pages from "La Tempesta", Tom Lowenstein; about filibustering in Samsara, and after filibustering in Samsara, Tom Lowenstein; an introduction to Veronica Forrest-Thomson's work, Martin Harrison; from poetic artifice, Veronica Forrest-Thomson; the medium itself, rabbit by proxy - some thoughts about reading J.H. Prynne, Ian Patterson. Part 5 Ways of working: a theory of poetry, John James; a period of gestation, Ralph Hawkins; working processes of a woman poet, Carlyle Reedy; poet on writing, Roy Fisher; three lilies, Douglas Oliver.
show more

Rating details

3 ratings
3 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 33% (1)
3 33% (1)
2 33% (1)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X