Poetry. This new book by Alan Halsey comprises 191 poems of the lives of British poets . Each "Life" is a poem distilled in a few highly concentrated lines and a "life" may be revealed in a tiny concatenation of phrase and fragment. Pithy, allusive and sympathetic the lives celebrate poets from Chaucer to Lionel Johnson. The famous (Wyatt, W.S., Milton, Pope, two Coleridges, two Brownings) appear alongside the lesser-known. The result is a must read book by one of the best living British poets. LIVES OF THE POETS is gorgeously produced by Five Seasons. Halsey is the publisher of West House Books and the author of many books available from SPD, the most recent of which is MARGINALIEN also by Five Seasons.
|Publisher:||Five Seasons Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Alan Halsey was born in London in 1949, earned a philosophy degree, London, 1972, and ran The Poetry Bookshop in Hay-on-Wye 1979-97. He lived in Sheffield since 1997, working as a specialist bookseller and publishing West House Books. He married Geraldine Monk in 1998.