Contemporary British Poetry and the City

Contemporary British Poetry and the City By PeterBarry, Though poets have always written about cities, the commonest critical categories pastoral poetry, nature poetry, Romantic poetry, Georgian poetry, and so on have usually stressed the rural, so that poetry can seem irrelevant to a predominantly urban population This book seeks to redress the balance It explores a range of contemporary poets who are concerned with the coThough poets have always written about cities, the commonest critical categories pastoral poetry, nature poetry, Romantic poetry, Georgian poetry, and so on have usually stressed the rural, so that poetry can seem irrelevant to a predominantly urban population This book seeks to redress the balance It explores a range of contemporary poets who are concerned with the contemporary urban scene, seeking the often cacophonous music of what happens here Streetwise literally rather than meadow wise, some of these urban poets are already well known, for example, Ken Smith, Iain Sinclair, Roy Fisher, Edwin Morgan, Sean O Brien, Ciaran Carson, Peter Reading, while others are writers whose work is now beginning to attract significant critical attention W N Herbert, Matt Simpson, Douglas Houston, Deryn Rees Jones, Denise Riley, Ken Edwards, Levi Tafari, Aidan Hun, and Robert Hampson.. Contemporary British Poetry and the City Though poets have always written about cities the commonest critical categories pastoral poetry nature poetry Romantic poetry Georgian poetry and so on have usually stressed the rural so that po

  • Title: Contemporary British Poetry and the City
  • Author: PeterBarry
  • ISBN: 9780719055935
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Hardcover
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