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Poetry Wars: British Poetry of the 1970s and the Battle of Earls Court

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ISBN: 9781844712472    Publisher: Salt Publishing Year of publishing: 2006     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 276        
Poetry Wars describes the battle at the National Poetry Society during the 1970s between radicals and conservatives, which had lasting effects on British poetry. Myths and anecdotes about these events...Read more
Poetry Wars describes the battle at the National Poetry Society during the 1970s between radicals and conservatives, which had lasting effects on British poetry. Myths and anecdotes about these events have long been circulated, but this is the first detailed account of what happened, based on archival sources, and told by a writer who knew many of those involved.
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About the author: Peter Barry
Peter Barry is Professor of English at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is Reviews & Poetry Editor of English (the journal of the English Association).... Read more
Peter Barry is Professor of English at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is Reviews & Poetry Editor of English (the journal of the English Association). In the 1970s he was a member of 'Alembic Poets' (with Ken Edwards and Robert Hampson), and his previous work on contemporary poetry includes New British Poetries: the Scope of the Possible (co-edited with Robert Hampson, 1993, Manchester U. P.) and Contemporary British Poetry and the City (2000, Manchester U.P.).
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