This is an anthology of English verse. Poems are ordered by date of composition rather than in monolithic slabs devoted to individual poets. It also includes a high proportion of anonymous poetry and written on surfaces other than paper. The entire poetic tradition, from epitaphs to ballads, folk poetry to nonsense verse, is revealed in a fresh light.
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'Keegan makes us picaros of poetry, and this very exciting, bold new book becomes our happy carriage.' -- James Wood, The Guardian
'The reader is very much at the centre of Paul Keegan's enterprise...[His] decision on chronology is justified by the vibrancy of the connection between one poem and the next...Again and again, the reader comes across such thoughtful, thought-provoking juxtaposition of poems... -- Helen Dunmore, Observer
'This big book is welcome: serious, wide-ranging, and sometimes surpassing.' -- Anthony Thwaite, The Sunday Telegraph
Paul Keegan is Poetry Editor at Faber and Faber.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1200 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0140586717
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