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"New Poetries IV" celebrates the distinctiveness and diversity of new poetry in English. The eleven poets included are variously rooted in Europe, America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Australasia; they write with the imaginative energies less of world travellers than of world citizens. Vigorous, observant, questioning, entertaining, this writing is passionately alive and intellectually alert. The poets share an engagement with the possibilities of language and form; yet each is unique in the histories and strategies that enrich their craft. Eleven exciting new voices establish their presence here, making new the tongue and art they have inherited.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857548976
ISBN-10: 1857548973
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 12mm)
Pages: 131
Imprint: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Eleanor Crawforth

Eleanor Crawforth was born in South Manchester in 1982 and read English Literature at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. She joined Carcanet in February 2005. She edits the 'News & Notes' page of PN Review and reviews for the magazine. She is currently studying for an MA in Post-1900 Literatures, Theories and Cultures at the University of Manchester. Stephen Procter was born in London in 1981 and studied Philosophy at University College London (BA) and Renaissance and Romantic Literature at Liverpool University (MA). He joined Carcanet in October 2004. He is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Liverpool and is a book reviewer. Michael Schmidt is Professor of Poetry at the University of Glasgow; founder and editorial director of Carcanet Press; and founder and General Editor of the poetry journal PN Review. He is a poet, novelist, literary historian, translator and broadcaster. His recent books include The First Poets: Lives of the Ancient Greek Poets, and a new edition of Laura Riding's seminal essay The Telling.