In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to the most important poets in our literature.
Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty . . .
-- Composed Upon Westminster Bridge,
September 3, 1802
Publisher: Faber & Faber ISBN: 9780571328789 Number of pages: 160 Weight: 225 g Dimensions: 205 x 134 x 14 mm Edition: Main
Beginning with his first major published work, the 1966 collection Death of a Naturalist, Seamus Heaney gradually became recognised as perhaps the world’s leading poet in the English language. A Nobel laureate, Heaney twice secured the Whitbread Book of the Year Award (for The Spirit Level and Beowulf: A New Translation) and won the T.S. Eliot Prize for his collection District and Circle. The Rattle Bag, the anthology he co-curated with Ted Hughes, is one of the finest and popular poetry collections of its kind.
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