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The first collection of Tom Raworth's poetry available in one volume, this work will change the way British poetry, in particular the modernist tradition, is seen. Part tragedy, part comedy, these poems reflect Raworth's view of life's fated inevitabilities. His sense of modern urgency plays against a similar sense of readiness in the spirit of Shelley and Byron. His eager ...more
Paperback, 650 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Carcanet Press Ltd.
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u cd be not touching and still be a poet a non-touching poet
most of my poetry books I haven't read in entirety, but I return to them often. This one's awesome, a huge amount of breadth [it spans damn near 40 years of writing].
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[E]arly poetry showed the influences of the Black Mountain and New York School poets, particularly Robert Creeley and John Ashbery together with strands from European poetry (Apollinaire), Dada, and Surrealism. His 1974 book Ace saw Raworth move to a more disjunctive style, built from short, unpunctuated lines that entice the reader into following multiple syntactic possibilities, as they knit tog ...more
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