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John Skelton (Everyman Poetry Library #29)

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Skelton is probably the greatest unknown poet of English literature. The outspoken tutor of the future Henry VIII, Skelton was an idiosyncratic genius whose poetry defies rules and boundaries.

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Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 15th 1997 by Everyman Paperback (first published January 28th 1980)
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Mar 01, 2016 Grady Ormsby rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: hard core poetry fans
John Skelton: Poems Selected by Anthony Thwaite is a volume from a collection of books from Faber and Faber called The Poet-to-Poet Series. The collection features poems of notable poets selected by contemporary poets. Though a Tudor poet from the early Sixteenth Century, John Skelton in many ways can be considered a precursor of modern poetry. Politically and religiously conservative, poetically Skelton was an iconoclast breaking away from the stiff formalism of his day to write in a style that ...more
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John Skelton, aka John Shelton, possibly born in Diss (Norfolk) around 1460, was an English poet.
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Everyman Poetry Library (6 books)
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