An Introduction to English Poetry
James Fenton's An Introduction to English Poetry offers a master class for both the reader and writer of poetry. Simply and elegantly written and discussing the work of poets as wide ranging as W. H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, Tennyson, Kipling, Milton and Blake, it covers all varieties of poetic practice in English.
'It is hard to imagine a beginner who could not learn from [this book]. If you know a young poet, give them this' The Times Literary Supplement
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RandyMetcalfe - LibraryThing
If you need a very brief introduction to English poetry, then this short book by James Fenton would be an excellent place to start. In 22 very short chapters, he covers everything from the history and ... Read full review
Useful handbook for apiring poets and general readersUser Review - JNH1 - Tesco
This is a useful book which not only goes into the technical details of the mechanics of poetry but also gives a wide range of examples from a variety of poets and poetic styles. The more you know ... Read full review