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The Great Modern Poets: An anthology of the best poets and poetry since 1900 by Michael Schmidt

Reproduced within this book are the essential poems of Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Frost, D.H. Lawrence, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Wilfred Owen, John Betjeman, W.H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, Philip Larkin, Allen Ginsberg, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Seamus Heaney and many other major poets of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. For each, Michael Schmidt has provided an insight into their themes and the background to their work, opening for the reader a greater understanding and enjoyment of these extraordinary poems.

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About Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt is Professor of Poetry at the University of Glasgow. He is a poet, novelist, translator, literary historian and anthologist. He is the managing director of the influential poetry publisher, Carcanet Press. His books include Lives of the Poets, The Story of Poetry, The First Poets and The Shakespeare Handbook (Quercus).

Table of Contents

Introduction. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928). A.E. Housman (1859-1936). Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936). W.B. Yeats (1865-1939). Charlotte Mew (1869-1928). Robert Frost (1874-1963). Edward Thomas (1878-1917). Wallace Stevens (1879-1955). William Carlos Williams (1883-1963). D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930). Ezra Pound (1885-1972). Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). Marianne Moore (1887-1972). T.S. Eliot (1888-1965). Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978). Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950). Wilfred Owen (1893-1918). E.E. Cummings (1894-1962). Robert Graves (1895-1985). Allen Tate (1899-1979). Basil Bunting (1900-1985). Laura Riding (1901-1991). Langston Hughes (1902-1967). John Betjeman (1906-1984). W.H. Auden (1907-1973). Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979). C.H. Sisson (1914-2003). Dylan Thomas (1914-1953). Robert Lowell (1917-1977). W.S. Graham (1918-1986). Keith Douglas (1920-1944). Edwin Morgan (1920-2010). Donald Davie (1922-1995). Philip Larkin (1922-1985). James K. Baxter (1926-1972). Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997). Frank O'Hara (1926-1966). John Ashbery (b. 1927). Thomas Kinsella (b. 1928). Thom Gunn (1929-2004). Adrienne Rich (1929-2012). Kamau Brathwaite (b. 1930). Ted Hughes (1930-1998). Derek Walcott (b. 1930). Geoffrey Hill (b. 1932). Sylvia Plath (1932-1963). Les Murray (b. 1938). Seamus Heaney (1938-2013). Eavan Bolan (b. 1944). James Fenton (b. 1949). Glossary.

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The Great Modern Poets: An anthology of the best poets and poetry since 1900 by Michael Schmidt
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