By John Donne
By John Donne
By Marie Mulvey-Roberts
A strangely huge variety of English poets have both belonged to a mystery society, or been strongly stimulated by way of its tenets. the most effective identified examples is Christopher Smart’s club of the Freemasons, and the ensuing impression of Masonic doctrines on A track to David. notwithstanding, many different poets have belonged to, or been inspired by means of not just the Freemasons, however the Rosicrucians, Gormogons and Hell-Fire golf equipment. First released in 1986, this examine concentrates on 5 significant examples: clever, Burns, William Blake, William Butler Yeats and Rudyard Kipling, in addition to a couple of different poets. Marie Roberts questions why such a lot of poets were powerfully drawn to the key societies, and considers the effectiveness of poetry as a medium for conveying mystery trademarks and formality. She exhibits how a few poets believed that poetry may end up a hidden symbolic language during which to bare nice truths.
The ideals of those poets are as different as their perform, and this publication sheds interesting mild on a number of significant writers.
By T. S. Eliot,Lawrence Rainey
By James W. Hood
By Samantha Matthews
By P. Herman
By Michael Hurd
First released in 1978 The Ordeal of Ivor Gurney is a relocating and striking account of a sad genius penned via the composer Michael Hurd. Born in Gloucester in 1890 Ivor Gurney started writing songs and poems in his kids, taking his concept from the Severn Valley nation-state the place he grew up. despatched to the Western entrance through the First global warfare Gurney skilled desolation and horror that made a profound influence on him. He ended his days in an asylum, yet at his dying in 1937 he was once starting to be stated as one among England's most interesting composers. nonetheless, it took numerous extra a long time for his paintings as a warfare poet to be absolutely appreciated.
'Hurd compresses right into a taut, sympathetic define the preliminary optimism and later torment of Gurney's ill-starred life... amazing by way of its crisp use of poetic extracts.' PN Review
By Adam Wyeth
‘Adam Wyeth discloses the heartbeat of an unbroken culture in poems that talk totally to the dwelling second. straight away consultant to a wealthy, hidden inheritance and expert get together of the modern, here's a ebook that would illumine the brain and cheer the heart.’ Theo Dorgan
‘Wyeth’s essays excavate the elaborate Celtic motifs working via his selected poems with allure and precision. In doing so he plays the twin activity of bringing much less customary paintings to the fore in addition to illuminating new methods of examining outdated favourites.’ Josephine Balmer
In this precise booklet, Adam Wyeth unravels the various wealthy and sundry old Celtic legends which run via modern Irish poetry. each one bankruptcy starts off with a poem by means of one among Ireland’s top poets, via sharp, smart research of its making and references. in addition to poetry’s internal workings, the reader will find a wealth of Celtic tradition – their gods, heroes and folklore – and its carrying on with position in shaping Ireland’s identification within the twenty-first century.
Celtic mythology is way from a useless or peripheral a part of our historical past; its narratives and traditions are deeply intertwined into the cloth of our day-by-day lives. As each one iteration re-visits those old stories, our own and increasing lives supply clean interpretations of those age-old myths.
Including poems through Eavan Boland, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Bernard O’Donoghue, Paul Durcan, John Ennis, Desmond O’Grady, Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Mary O’Malley, Paula Meehan, Patricia Monaghan, Paul Muldoon, Maurice Riordan, Leanne O’Sullivan and Matthew Sweeney.
By John Taggart,Marjorie Perloff