Contemporary British And Irish Poetry

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This book provides an engaging, challenging and lively introduction to contemporary British and Irish poetry. It covers work by poets from a wide range of ethnic and regional backgrounds and covers a broad range of poetic styles, including mainstream names like Seamus Heaney and Carol Ann Duffy alongside more marginal and experimental poets like Tom Raworth and Geraldine Monk.

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Overview

This book provides an engaging, challenging and lively introduction to contemporary British and Irish poetry. It covers work by poets from a wide range of ethnic and regional backgrounds and covers a broad range of poetic styles, including mainstream names like Seamus Heaney and Carol Ann Duffy alongside more marginal and experimental poets like Tom Raworth and Geraldine Monk.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403906755
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Broom is Research Fellow in English Literature at Massey University, New Zealand.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
• 'Wanna yoo scruff': Class Politics: Tom Leonard, Tony Harrison, Don Paterson
• 'My tongue is full of old ideas': Race and Ethnicity: Benjamin Zephaniah, Jackie Kay, Moniza Alvi
• Gender, Sex and Embodiment: Simon Armitage, Grace Nichols, Carol Ann Duffy
• 'Widdershins round the kirk-yaird': Gender, Sexuality and Nation: Eavan Boland, Kathleen Jamie, Gillian Clarke, David Kinloch
• 'A fusillade of question marks': Poetry and the Troubles in Northern Ireland: Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley; Ciaran Carson
• 'A rustle of echoes': Self, Subjectivity and Agency: David Dabydeen, Paul Muldoon, Denise Riley
• The Tribes of Poetry: Tom Raworth, Geraldine Monk, Catherine Walsh, Peter Reading, Patience Agbabi
• Select Bibliography
• Index

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