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Contemporary Poems

Contemporary Poems

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A wide-ranging collection of essays on major contemporary poets

Based on original research by leading academics, the essays concentrate on the texts of the poems. A range of literary theories and approaches is represented. The essays are designed to be read by students of poetry; they are accessible to anyone interested in contemporary writing.

Contributors to Contemporary Poems:

Ray Mackay, University of Edinburgh
on Seamus Heaney
Geoff Hall, University of Wales Swansea
on Tony Harrison
Lesley Jeffries, University of Huddersfield
on Carol Ann Duffy
Martin Dodsworth, Royal Holloway, University of London
on Thom Gunn
Peter Sansom, Director of The Poetry Business
on Simon Armitage
Ian Gregson, University College of Wales Bangor
on Ian McMillan, Carol Ann Duffy & Geoff Hattersley
Diane Davies, University of Exeter
on Gillian Clarke
Paul Mills, College of Ripon and York St John
on Edwin Morgan
Elizabeth Sandie, College of Ripon and York St John
on U.A. Fanthorpe
Paul Mills, College of Ripon and York St John
on Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes