Collected and New Poems distills that lifelong search from twenty collections and numerous published but uncollected poems. Praised in the past by the likes of Robert Graves and Kathleen Raine, more recent critics have well summed-up his poetry.
“An observant eye, a sure grasp of poetic form, and a penchant for philosophical musings.” - James Harpur, Temenos Academy Review.
William Oxley was born in Lancashire but has spent most of his life in southern England, most recently in Torbay, where he was Poet in Residence during the Year of the Artist. He has been writing and publishing poetry for more than forty years but, like Coleridge, sees himself as a philosopher as much as a poet.