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Oxford Poets 2004: An Anthology (Oxford Poets Series)

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The work of both new and established poets is introduced to a wider readership in this fourth anthology in the Oxford Poets series. The poets featured represent the rich variety of concerns, voices, and strategies in current writing, including Karen Annesen, Joseph Butler, Margaret Easton, Helen Farish, Kelly Grovier, John Mason, Ann Phillips, Christopher Southgate, Julian Stannard, and Greg Sweetnam. All of these poets share the candor and ...

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Overview

The work of both new and established poets is introduced to a wider readership in this fourth anthology in the Oxford Poets series. The poets featured represent the rich variety of concerns, voices, and strategies in current writing, including Karen Annesen, Joseph Butler, Margaret Easton, Helen Farish, Kelly Grovier, John Mason, Ann Phillips, Christopher Southgate, Julian Stannard, and Greg Sweetnam. All of these poets share the candor and invention that are hallmarks of the series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781903039663
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Series: Oxford Poets series
  • Pages: 84
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

David Constantine is an authority on Holderlin, as well as a poet and translator. He is the author of Something for the Ghosts. Bernard O'Donoghue teaches medieval English at Wadham College–Oxford and has published four collections of poetry, including Here nor There.

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Table of Contents

Unsteady 3
Bridesmaid 3
Into the woods 4
Cornmarket Street, Oxford 4
An error of timing 5
Bridge 5
Wishing 6
Opening up 9
Moonlight 10
Wilfred 11
Shoeing shed 11
Gifthorse 12
Dead men 13
Ammonite 14
Drawing down 15
Laughing in caves 19
Sheltered 20
Tiggy's tea 20
Confirmation day 21
Blood 22
Exposures 22
Look at these 27
Here is a leopard 27
Auto reply 28
Alcyone and Ceyx 29
What held us there 29
Feathered coyote 30
Mount Mirtagh and back 31
Newly born twins 32
Surgery 32
Mesoplodon Pacificus 33
China days 34
The old king's gardens 34
Plum Island 35
The recipe 39
Camping out 40
The metal clasp 40
The ancient of days 41
The ledger 42
The last elm in England 45
The last of the islanders 46
The merchant tailor 47
Raindance 51
Company 52
Rose petals 54
Wings 54
Depths 55
A month after her death 59
Taboo 59
Marilyn and Joe DiMaggio 62
Artist of the island sun 63
Riddle 64
Reweaving the rainbow 65
In front of Chagall's 'Americas window' 65
The red zone 69
Peace 69
A box of cigars 70
Blue shoe 70
The mill at Tidmarsh 71
Tuesday 71
Sculptor's child 75
Mother is always there 75
Terrestrial 76
The Cape of Good Hope 77
Sketch 79
The mermaid 80
Aeolian harp player 81
Forest of memory 82
Summoning the seals 83
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