Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry

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Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry is a poetry anthology edited by Keith Tuma, and published in 2001 by Oxford University Press. Tuma is an American academic, and author of the somewhat despairing Fishing by Obstinate Isles: Modern and Postmodern British Poetry and American Readers (1998), on the topic of the perceived gap between 'mainstream' British poetry and the possible American reception (particularly in academia). The choice of poets (it, clearly enough, operating at the level of poets as much as poems) is therefore some gesture at remedying a gulf supposed to have opened when Ezra Pound left London for Paris.

Poets in Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry[edit]

(A note in the book's introduction indicates that J. H. Prynne was originally included in the anthology but had to be omitted because of the author's refusal of permission.)

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