This first anthology of "Apocalyptic" or neo-romantic poetry since thenineteen-forties includes over 150 poets, many well known (DylanThomas, W. S. Graham), and others quite forgotten (Ernest Frost, PaulPotts). Over forty of the poets are women, of whom Edith Sitwell isamong the most exuberant. Much of the contents has never previouslybeen anthologised; many poems are reprinted for the first time since the1940s. The poetry of the Second World War appears in a new context, asdo early Larkin, Tomlisnon, Hill and Hughes. Here readers can enjoy anoverview of the visionary-modernist British poetry of the mid-century,its antecedents and its aftermath. As a period style and as a body ofwork, Apocalyptic poetry will come as a revelation to most readers.
About the Author
James Keery lives in Culcheth and teaches English at Fred Longworth High School in Tyldesley. Carcanet published "That Stranger, The Blues" in 1996 and his new edition of Burns Singer's "Collected Poems" in 2001. He is currently writing on J. H. Prynne (for Jacket) as well as on the Apocalypse and a couple of the poets in between.