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The Faber Book Of Modern Verse

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First published in February 1936, just under a year from when the idea for it was first discussed, this is one of the most important and influential anthologies of the twentieth century. Since then three further editions by, in succession, Anne Ridler, Donald Hall and Peter Porter have been published. All took as their kernel the original selection by Michael Roberts. This ...more
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Jonathan Kirby
Dec 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Early 1970s. Had to read and study some of the poems in this book for college. It was a good solid edition (updated to the 1960s - could be 1965 or even 1970). There I discovered free verse and modern poets. I know for sure that Eliot's 'Waste Land' was in it, and also 'The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock'. There was Dylan Thomas, GM Hopkins, Louis MacNiece, Auden, Pound, DH Lawrence, Robert Graves, etc.

I think it was the right age to read modern poetry and appreciate the new style of 'free vers
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David Morley
Mar 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
Turning to the title page of this book and noting the date my edition was published I realised that not only must I have owned and dipped into this book for something like thirty five years but that it must have introduced me to many of the poets that are included in the anthology: Gerard Manley Hopkins, W B Yeats, Ezra Pound, T S Eliot, Isaac Rosenberg, e e cummings, Edith Sitwell, W H Auden, Louis MacNeice, Stephen Spender, Dylan Thomas, David Gascoyne, Edwin Muir, David Jones, R S Thomas, Kat ...more
Helen
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Read Dylan Thomas, for a-z challenge.
David
Jun 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english-lit, poetry
An excellent collection of English modern poetry.
Esther Hong
Neat! Great exposure for me. I had to skip some poets like Ezra Pound; his poetry is definitely too obscure, the what-the-fuck, why-on-earth-are-you-so-limiting-with-your-poetry kind.
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The Lightning Bug Romantics are Michael Roberts, author of the Pushcart Prize-nominated collection No More Poems About The Moon (Write Bloody Publishing) and Jason McBeth, runner-up at the 2008 Individual World Poetry Slam. Together they are like day and night. Peanut butter and jelly and Siamese twins. Michael is trustworthy and, generally speaking, in good with peoples moms. Recently he was caug ...more