The Oxford Book of English Verse

Here is a treasure house of over seven centuries of English poetry, chosen and introduced by Christopher Ricks, whom Auden described as “exactly the kind of critic every poet dreams of finding.” The Oxford Book of English Verse, created in 1900 by Arthur Quiller Couch and selected anew in 1972 by Helen Gardner, has established…

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Here is a treasure house of over seven centuries of English poetry, chosen and introduced by Christopher Ricks, whom Auden described as “exactly the kind of critic every poet dreams of finding.” The Oxford Book of English Verse, created in 1900 by Arthur Quiller Couch and selected anew in 1972 by Helen Gardner, has established itself as the foremost anthology of English poetry: ample in span, liberal in the kinds of poetry presented. This completely fresh selection brings in new poems and poets from all ages, and extends the range by another half century, to include many twentieth century figures not featured before among them Philip Larkin and Samuel Beckett, Thom Gunn and Elaine Feinstein right up to Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney.

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Ricks, Christopher, ed

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