Collected Poems: Poems 1970-1984 Paperback – June 3, 1996. Reading, a British poet of bilious wit, takes real chances in his work
Collected Poems: Poems 1970-1984 Paperback – June 3, 1996. by Peter Reading (Author). Reading, a British poet of bilious wit, takes real chances in his work. In this collection, which gathers his first eight books of poetry, he employs both traditional and innovative verse forms, playing them off against each other in poems that render his recurring themes of death, illness, madness and cruelty. Reading's innovations are many and varied: in "Choreograph," a square of nine boxes filled with letters and numbers identifies the locations of windows in a high-rise building.
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Collected Poems : Poems 1970-1984 . Poetry Book Society Recommendation "His harsh, violent verses have come to terms with life in contemporary Britain in the front line. You come looking for a poet, and he does not disappoint". For twenty-five years Peter Reading has been one of Britain's most original and controversial poets: angry, uncompromising, gruesomely ironic, hilarious and heart-breaking - as funny as he is disconcerting.
What you see throughout Collected Poems, this 505-page retrospective of 14 books and some 600 poems .
What you see throughout Collected Poems, this 505-page retrospective of 14 books and some 600 poems, Biespiel went on, is that he is not interested in covering an entire poem with incidents, but in hierarchies of emphasis, beginning with longing. He offers little interest in the hedonism of thought championed by his Harvard classmate John Ashbery. Bly’s method, Stitt wrote, is free association; the imagination is allowed to discover whatever images it deems appropriate to the poem, no matter the logical, literal demands of consciousness.
Peter Reading, Collected Poems 1970–1984. Maurice Riordan, A Word from the Loki Faber and Faber, Irish poet published in the United Kingdom. Carol Rumens, Best China Sky. Labi Siffre, Blood on the Page. Thomas, No Truce with the Furies. Charles Tomlinson, Jubilation. Anthologies in the United Kingdom.
Peter Reading (27 July 1946 - 17 November 2011) was an English poet, the author of 26 collections of poetry. Ukelele Music, Perduda Gente. Evanston, IL: TriQuarterly Books, 1994. Collected Poems: Volume 1, 1970-1984. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Bloodaxe, 1995. Reading was educated at Alsop High School. Penguin Modern Poets 3 (by Glyn Maxwell, Mick Imlah, & Oeter Reading). London: Penguin, 1995. Collected Poems" Volume 2, 1985-1996. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Bloodaxe, 1996.
Collected Poems may be read as a lifelong poem including history, wherein things are symbols of themselves. Cross-reference between texts and notes can serve as rough concordance to the book’s mythic actualities, from Cassady to CIA to Sakyamuni
Collected Poems may be read as a lifelong poem including history, wherein things are symbols of themselves. Cross-reference between texts and notes can serve as rough concordance to the book’s mythic actualities, from Cassady to CIA to Sakyamuni. Index of Proper Names and Index of Titles, First Lines, and Original Book Sources complete the work. White Shroud, 1983, dream epilogue to Kaddish and title poem of book subsequent to Collected Poems, is late work of true inspiration in this sequence.
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Subtitle: Poems 1997-2003 Author: Peter Reading Price: £. 5 Length: 320 Formats .
There are tears shed for things even here, and mortality touches the heart. Seven years after the first two volumes of Peter Reading's Collected Poems comes the third, presenting all five books published in the interim as well as a new long poem, Civil, and a new collection, titled with the printer's marginal mark for 'delete. Reading's titles are getting increasingly minimal (Ob. and exemplify.
Redgrove, Peter M. Peter Redgrove, who died in 2003, was one of the most prolific of post-war poets and, as this Collected Poems reveals, one of the finest. A friend and contemporary of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath in the early 1950s, Redgrove was regarded by many as their equal, and his work has been championed by a wide variety of writers - from Margaret Drabble to Colin Wilson, Douglas Dunn to Seamus Heaney. Ted Hughes once wrote warmly to Redgrove of 'how important you've been to me. You've no idea how much - right from the first time we me.