This is the most authoritative and up to date survey of contemporary British poetry 1960-1995. It is the third version but second edition published by Longman of a successful survey that first appeared 30 years ago, and provides a succinct and accessible overview of British poets, movements and themes, ideal for English courses and the general reader alike.
Preface Acknowledgements 1. Poetry Today: The Place of the Anthology 2. Robert Graves and David Jones 3. John Betjeman and William Plomer 4. W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, C. Day Lewis, Stephen Spender 5. George Barker, David Gascoyne, W.S. Graham, Lawrence Durrell, Norman Nicholson 6. Stevie Smith, Geoffrey Grigson, Roy Fuller, R.S. Thomas, Gavin Ewart, Charles Causley 7. 'The Movement' and After 8. Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath 9. Geoffrey Hill 10. 'The Group' and After 11. Scotland and Wales 12. Ireland: North and South 13. 'Pop' and After 14. Tony Harrison, Douglas Dunn, James Fenton, Wendy Cope 15. Vernon Scannell, U.A. Fanthorpe, P. J. Kavenagh, Alaistair Elliot, Andrew Motion, Blake Morrison, Sean O'Brien, Peter Reading 16. John Fuller, Hugo Williams,Craig Raine, Christopher Reid, Kit Wright, John Whitworth, Peter Scupham, John Mole, George Szirtes 17. Some Women 18.'The New Generation' 19 'The Poetry Business' Select Bibliography Index