By Michael Symmons Roberts,Paul Farley
The post-Romantic fantasy of the dissolute drunken poet – exemplified by way of Thomas and made iconic by way of his dying in big apple – has fatally skewed a twin of poets in our tradition. Novelists may be sturdy, savvy, politically adept and on top of things, yet poets may be melancholic, doomed and self-destructive. is that this only a fantasy, or is there a few crucial fact in the back of it: that fab poems in simple terms come whilst a poet's lifestyles is driven correct to an emotional knife-edge of acceptability, security, safeguard? what's the cost of poetry?
In this booklet, modern poets adopt a chain of trips – throughout Britain, the United States and Europe – to the loss of life locations of poets of the previous, partially as pilgrims, honouring inspirational writers, but additionally as investigators, interrogating the parable. the result's a e-book that's, in flip, enlightening and provocative, eye-wateringly humorous and powerfully moving.
Read Online or Download Deaths of the Poets PDF
Similar poetry anthologies books
From the instant I met you with love: a suite of Poems and brief tales by way of: CJ Frank
A Lover's Cycle and choices from the Dick Darlington assortment through: Mongar L. Harris
Take into consideration the misplaced classes of outdated the fairway leaves provided by way of archaic strongholds Which turn into chefs within the arms of time and brought as visible through legends and myths take into consideration the simplest a part of you that's consistently forward scouting for knowledge Begging the day past to turn into the next day properly nonetheless begging for favour from dignity from above take into consideration the crying aspect of you That rues within the quiet approximately blunders That waits to make amends with pals and neighbours.
I created one other poetry booklet
- Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001
- A Bird And Its Albatross: An Allegorical Tale
- Come Into My Place: A Collection of Love Poems
- Anthology Of A One-Sided Love Affair
- Poem Stories~Poetry Collection
Extra info for Deaths of the Poets
Deaths of the Poets by Michael Symmons Roberts,Paul Farley