To mark Elizabeth Jennings' 70th birthday, this text contains those poems and prose passages which went into the shaping of her imagination, her sense of poetry and poetic language. Jennings also goes back to her school days and her time as an undergraduate, discovering Graves, Donne and Hopkins.
Inthis collection, Elizabeth Jennings includes the poems which helped shape her taste - poems she read at school, or discovered in book shops and the library, or pored over as an under-graduate-work which first gave her a taste for the art of poetry and taught the formal and thematic skills she has practiced for fifty years. Many of the poems chosen will be familiar to poetry lovers: what is exciting is the way she brings them together in a kind of commonplace book, conveying to a new audience the magic that enchanted her. This anthology is a window on the personal culture of one of our best-loved writers. "'She is one of the few living poets we could not do without," ' Peter Levi said."
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