Apocalypse: An Anthology

James Keery

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd

Published: 26th Nov '20

£19.99

An exploratory anthology of the eclipsed, neglected – and indeed notorious – `Apocalyptic’ poetry of the 1940s.

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SKU: 9781784108182

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This first anthology of ‘Apocalyptic’ or neo-romantic poetry since the nineteen-forties includes over 150 poets, many well known (Dylan Thomas, W.S. Graham), and others quite forgotten (Ernest Frost, Paul Potts). Over forty of the poets are women, of whom Edith Sitwell is among the most exuberant. Much of the contents has never previously been anthologised; many poems are reprinted for the first time since the 1940s. The poetry of the Second World War appears in a new context, as do early Tomlisnon and Hill. Here readers can enjoy an overview of the visionary-modernist British and Irish poetry of the mid-century, its antecedents and its aftermath. As a period style and as a body of work, Apocalyptic poetry will come as a revelation to most readers.

Additional information

Dimensions 135 × 216 mm
Page Count 320