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BeschreibungVernon Watkins was an accomplished Welsh poet, published throughout his lifetime and acclaimed by his peers, but in recent years, public awareness of Watkins has ceased, creating a bizarre gap in the perception of 20th-century poetry. This new selection introduces his work to a new generation.
PortraitVERNON WATKINS was born on June 27th, 1906, in Maesteg, South Wales. During his lifetime 8 volumes of his poetry were published by Faber & Faber - with a 9th appearing posthumously. At his death he had won several major poetry prizes, was a visiting Professor of Poetry in America, and was being considered for poet laureate. He was friends with poets as diverse as: W. B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, David Jones, Dylan Thomas Philip Larkin, R.S. Thomas and Kathleen Raine. The latter called Watkins: 'The greatest lyric poet of my generation.' Dylan Thomas called him: 'the most profound and greatly accomplished Welshman writing poems in English.' He lived most of his life on the Gower Peninsula, with his wife and five children, and earned his living working as a clerk for Lloyds Bank. He died in America on October 8th, 1967. Richard Ramsbotham was born in Northumberland in 1962. He read English at Cambridge, and lectured in English at Warsaw University (1989-1993). He teaches Speech and Drama for a living. He is the author of Who Wrote Bacon? William Shakespeare, Francis Bacon and James 1. A Mystery for the Twenty-First Century (Temple Lodge, 2004), and is currently writing the authorised biography of Vernon Watkins.
Pressestimmen'In Vernon's presence poetry seemed like a living stream, in which one had only to dip the vessel of one's devotion. He made it clear how one could, in fact, 'live by poetry'; it was a vocation, at once difficult as sainthood and easy as breathing.' - Philip Larkin.
Untertitel: New Selected Poems. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Carcanet Press Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2006
Seitenanzahl: 144 Seiten