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Collected Poems 1951-1975

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Charles Causley is without question one of Britain's foremost living poets. He has been writing poetry for a quarter century that because it is perfectly crafted and easily comprehensible has moved and entertained a large and admiring audience. Causley is one of our language's last great popular poets: his verse rhymes; he employs traditional forms such as the ballad; he w ...more
Paperback, 289 pages
Published September 1st 1975 by David R. Godine Publisher (first published August 21st 1975)
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stevenallenmay
based on the praise given him by Susan Hill in her book, Howards End is on the Landing, I was thrilled to find a copy of this book at the local library. However, once opening and reading through the book, I found that one person's praise is another person's recoil. This poetry does lend itself to children's writing as Causley also did. But it is divorced from modern poetry and I could not stomach much of it.
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