The Poetry of Saying

The Poetry of Saying

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The Poetry of Saying unearths a secret history of fifty years of experimental British verse, revealing and illuminating the daring work of British poets who have spent a half-century rewriting the rules of English poetry. Poet Robert Sheppard considers individual poets such as Roy Fisher and Lee Harwood as well as the role of poetry magazines and the Poetry Society. Sheppard's position at the center of the 1950s British Poetry Revival enables him to offer an insider's commentary on the social, political, and historical background of this particularly fertile and exciting period in British poetry.British Poetry and Its Discontents 1950-2000 Robert Sheppard ... economy of languagea#39;s surplus; since it can be compared to anything, no metaphor or simile need be proffered.46 It is this facility ... I could say the poem has always already started, the parapet snaking away, its grey line guarding the football field and the seaanbsp;...

Title:The Poetry of Saying
Author:Robert Sheppard
Publisher:Liverpool University Press - 2005-01-01


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