The Book of Contemporary British Poetry


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  • The Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry, co-edited with Andrew Motion (Penguin 1982)

    Contemporary British Poetry - Blake Morrison

     ‘The new spirit in British poetry began to make itself felt in Northern Ireland in the late 1960s and early 1970s; more recently, a number of gifted English poets, all under forty, have also emerged.'

    Landmark anthology, the first major collection of recent British poetry since A. Alvarez's The New Poetry twenty years before and the source of much debate when it was published. Identifying a shared interest in narrative, metaphor and post-modernist wit, the editors bring together work by twenty poets, including Seamus Heaney, Tony Harrison, Paul Muldoon, James Fenton, Anne Stevenson, Michael Longley, Fleur Adcock and Craig Raine.



    • Paperback: 208 pages
    • Publisher: Penguin UK; New Ed edition (June 1999)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN: 0140585524
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