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A poetry anthology including multiple works by each of these authors. Kingsley Amis John Berryman Arthur Boyars Iain Crichton Smith Donald Davie D. J. Enright John Fuller Thom Gunn Michael Hamburger Ian Hamilton Geoffrey Hill David Holbrook Ted Hughes Philip Larkin Robert Lowell George MacBeth Norman MacCaig Christopher Middleton Sylvia Plath Peter Porter Peter Redgrove An A poetry anthology including multiple works by each of these authors. Kingsley Amis John Berryman Arthur Boyars Iain Crichton Smith Donald Davie D. J. Enright John Fuller Thom Gunn Michael Hamburger Ian Hamilton Geoffrey Hill David Holbrook Ted Hughes Philip Larkin Robert Lowell George MacBeth Norman MacCaig Christopher Middleton Sylvia Plath Peter Porter Peter Redgrove Anne Sexton Jon Silkin R. S. Thomas Charles Tomlinson John Wain Ted Walker David Wevill


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A poetry anthology including multiple works by each of these authors. Kingsley Amis John Berryman Arthur Boyars Iain Crichton Smith Donald Davie D. J. Enright John Fuller Thom Gunn Michael Hamburger Ian Hamilton Geoffrey Hill David Holbrook Ted Hughes Philip Larkin Robert Lowell George MacBeth Norman MacCaig Christopher Middleton Sylvia Plath Peter Porter Peter Redgrove An A poetry anthology including multiple works by each of these authors. Kingsley Amis John Berryman Arthur Boyars Iain Crichton Smith Donald Davie D. J. Enright John Fuller Thom Gunn Michael Hamburger Ian Hamilton Geoffrey Hill David Holbrook Ted Hughes Philip Larkin Robert Lowell George MacBeth Norman MacCaig Christopher Middleton Sylvia Plath Peter Porter Peter Redgrove Anne Sexton Jon Silkin R. S. Thomas Charles Tomlinson John Wain Ted Walker David Wevill

30 review for The New Poetry

  1. 5 out of 5

    Michael Cayley

    An anthology I discovered some decades ago, and which contains a superb selection of poetry from the 1950s and 1960s. I was really delighted to be able to find a copy to replace one that had fallen apart some years back. Poets represented include John Berryman, Robert Lowell, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, R S Thomas, Philip Larkin, Michael Hamburger, Charles Tomlinson, Iain Crichton Smith, Thom Gunn, Ted Hughes and Geoffrey Hill. Sheer delight. If I could give the book more than five stars, I would An anthology I discovered some decades ago, and which contains a superb selection of poetry from the 1950s and 1960s. I was really delighted to be able to find a copy to replace one that had fallen apart some years back. Poets represented include John Berryman, Robert Lowell, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, R S Thomas, Philip Larkin, Michael Hamburger, Charles Tomlinson, Iain Crichton Smith, Thom Gunn, Ted Hughes and Geoffrey Hill. Sheer delight. If I could give the book more than five stars, I would.

  2. 4 out of 5

    David K. Lemons

    Alvarez' "New Poetry" helped me understand how to comprehend poetry better and how to appreciate it. I think this book is still timely for those still searching as lovers of the art of poetry. Poetry in the 21st Century seems to have become a smokey corner filled with dandified poseurs and sorrowful ragamuffins who have established themselves as avatars of poetic expression. Technology is a poetry killer but a boon to publishing. No, I'm wrong. Technology kills young poets, rather, if not youth a Alvarez' "New Poetry" helped me understand how to comprehend poetry better and how to appreciate it. I think this book is still timely for those still searching as lovers of the art of poetry. Poetry in the 21st Century seems to have become a smokey corner filled with dandified poseurs and sorrowful ragamuffins who have established themselves as avatars of poetic expression. Technology is a poetry killer but a boon to publishing. No, I'm wrong. Technology kills young poets, rather, if not youth altogether. The emphasis now is on technical competence to keep the machinery of humanity running as efficiently as possible instead of delving into what humanity feels. Eventually, the latter--the delving within, must happen, because one cannot exist without the other. Yet, I feel that poetry is in a depression presently as if in an abandoned warehouse, and I fear that we'll be so busy pressing buttons and pulling levers a la Charlie Chaplin that we won't see the stack of heavy debris teetering above us before it collapses.

  3. 5 out of 5

    M.B.

    This was one of those landmark books for me - I bought it second-hand when I was about 16 or 17 and was introduced for the first time to Plath and other poets. Still remember the cover vividly - a Pollock print, and rubbed corners.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Booklovinglady

    I never read my poetry books from cover to cover, I just keep picking out bits and pieces... It's an ongoing process.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lorraine

    read this mainly for Alvarez's introduction. He's a bit hard on the poor guys isn't he? I am not sure I agree with him too.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Dominic

    loved some of the selected poems, more so the Americans on the whole. However I thought Alvarez's introduction was a little strained after having read the selection.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jeff Riley

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    Izzi Seale

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    Joanna O'neill

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    Michelle Naisbitt

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    Lynne

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    Terry Wheeler

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    Andy Crawley

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    David

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    Simon

  16. 4 out of 5

    Gary Twynam

  17. 4 out of 5

    Maya White-Lurie

    A very dull anthology.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lucy Portsmouth

  19. 4 out of 5

    Lal Abraham

  20. 4 out of 5

    Karl Hickey

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    Howard Breen

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    Janette

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    Anitra

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    Sobriquet

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    Maria

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    Fillip

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    Hilda

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sara Peksin

  29. 5 out of 5

    Buket

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Highton

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