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6%OFFVernon Watkins - New Selected Poems - 9781857548471 - V9781857548471
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New Selected Poems

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Description for New Selected Poems Paperback. Vernon Watkins was a great lyric poet. This work offers a selection of his poetry since his death, with an introduction and notes, outlining the literary and biographical context of his work, and a foreword by Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury. Editor(s): Ramsbotham, Richard. Num Pages: 144 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 161 x 216 x 11. Weight in Grams: 188.
Brought back into print in 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of Vernon Watkins' death. Vernon Watkins (1906-1967) was called by Kathleen Raine: 'the greatest lyric poet of my generation.' Dylan Thomas referred to him as: 'the most profound and greatly accomplished Welshman writing poems in English', or, in a letter, as 'the only other poet except me whose poetry I really like today.' Philip Larkin wrote: 'In Vernon's presence poetry seemed like a living stream, in which one had only to dip the vessel of one's devotion. He made it clear how one could, in fact, 'live by poetry'; ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Carcanet Press Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
144
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2006
Condition
New
Weight
187g
Number of Pages
144
Place of Publication
Manchester, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781857548471
SKU
V9781857548471
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About Vernon Watkins
VERNON WATKINS was born on June 27th, 1906, in Maesteg, South Wales. During his lifetime 8 volumes of his poetry were published by Faber & Faber - with a 9th appearing posthumously. At his death he had won several major poetry prizes, was a visiting Professor of Poetry in America, and was being considered for poet laureate. He was friends ... Read more

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'In Vernon's presence poetry seemed like a living stream, in which one had only to dip the vessel of one's devotion. He made it clear how one could, in fact, 'live by poetry'; it was a vocation, at once difficult as sainthood and easy as breathing.' - Philip Larkin.

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