The Poetry of Saying unearths a secret history of fifty years of experimental British verse, revealing and illuminating the daring work of British poets who have spent a half-century rewriting the rules of English poetry. Poet Robert Sheppard considers individual poets such as Roy Fisher and Lee Harwood as well as the role of poetry magazines and the Poetry Society. Sheppard's position at the center of the 1950s British Poetry Revival enables him to offer an insider's commentary on the social, political, and historical background of this particularly fertile and exciting period in British poetry.
|Publisher:||Liverpool University Press|
|Series:||Liverpool University Press - Liverpool English Texts and Studies|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Robert Sheppard is a senior lecturer in writing studies and English at Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Ormskirk. He has published several collections of poetry, including Killing Boxes and Empty Diaries.