Published to mark the Poetry Society’s centenary in 2009, A Century of Poetry Review is a fascinating selection of the poems and essays that have been published in the magazine during its 100-year history. Many are reproduced in the anthology for the first time since original publication.
From Rupert Brooke and Thomas Hardy to today’s famous names, such as Seamus Heaney and Derek Walcott, the anthology plots the story of poetry through the past century. Other contributors include: T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, W.H. Auden, Philip Larkin, Stevie Smith and Jackie Kay. Edited by the Poetry Review Editor Fiona Sampson, this inspirational, 400-page book is published for the Poetry Society by Carcanet Press.
“Anybody even remotely interested in English poetry will be rewarded by a dip inside this big, rich collection, which offers the overview of chronology but which also – like any really good slim volume – can be opened at random in the sure prospect of alighting on something remarkable and engaging.”
– PBS Bulletin, Winter 2009
“A fascinating collection… and proof, should anyone require it, that British poetry is alive and kicking.” – Blake Morrison, The Guardian