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Collected Poems
Author: Tony Harrison

ISBN: 9780241974353
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1 June 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.7
Description:
Tony Harrison published his first pamphlet of poems in 1964 and for over fifty years has been a prominent force in modern poetry.

His poetic range is truly far-reaching, from the intimate tenderness of family life and personal love, to war poems written from Bosnia and savage public outcries against politicians. In The Collected Poems, Harrison draws deeply both on classical tradition and on the vernacular of the street. Combining the private and the public in a way Harrison has made distinctly his own, and drawing on his working-class upbringing in Leeds, these are powerful poems for modern times.

This is the first complete collection of one of Britain's most controversial and critically acclaimed poets.

About the Author

Tony Harrison is Britain's leading poet-playwright. According to fellow poet Simon Armitage in the New Statesman, Harrison sees himself as a poet, regardless of the format of his writing. "[H]e sees it all as part of the same task, the task of being a poet," stated Armitage. Harrison himself has said that "poetry is all I write, whether for books, or r...

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