Poetry focusThere is now a variety and depth to poetries in English, in experimental and traditional forms, resisting any single characterisation. But there is also a deep rift between the radical and mainstream poetic communities. With these suggestions we have chosen work from both sides of the divide, seeing both as valuable. Here are some lesser known contemporary poets, new work from old hands Walcott and Ashbery, and the retrospective publication of two important twentieth-century poets, one English and the other from New Zealand, in accessible new editions.
Tom Raworth is one of the most important and prolific poets working in the tradition of late English modernism, with a devoted alternative readersh... See details
The recent publication of James K. Baxter’s Selected Poems represents the introduction of the great twentieth-century Kiwi poet’s work to a ... See details
Michael Robbins writes:
Other poets stand in line for places at poetry’s funeral; Ashbery’s attitude is: screw it, I’ll bury the old b... See details