Combining detailed explorations of both mainstream and experimental poets with a clear historical and literary overview, Reading Postwar British and Irish Poetry offers readers at all levels an ideal guide to the rich body of poetic works published in Britain and Ireland over the last half-century.
- Features detailed discussions of individual poems that are widely available in anthologies and selected poems volumes
- Pays explicit attention to how to read the poems, focusing on language and form and the institutional conditions of literary possibility in which poets worked
- Includes poets of all types and styles from throughout the post-war period, including canonical and mainstream poets alongside experimental poets, women, and poets of color
Keywords: 20th Century English Literature, English literature, 20th century literature, British poetry, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, literary analysis, literary history, poetic form, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Adrienne Rich, John Ashbery, Gwendolyn Brooks, post-modernism, contemporary poetry, Robert Lowell, Dylan Thomas, postcolonial poetry, 20th century poetry