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On Poetry  

On Poetry $20.86 ex GST
$22.95 inc GST
'The most compelling, original, charismatic and poetic guide to poetry that I can remember.  A handbook written from the heart by one of the true modern masters of the craft.'   Simon Armitage

A collection of short essays and reflections on poetry from the acclaimed British poet Glyn Maxwell. These essays illustrates Maxwell’s poetic philosophy, that the greatest verse arises from a harmony of mind and body, and that poetic forms originate in human necessities – breath, heartbeat, footstep, posture.

He speaks of his inspirations, his models, and takes us inside the strange world of the Creative Writing Class, where four young hopefuls grapple with love, sex, cheap wine and hard work. With examples from canonical poets, this is a beautiful, accessible guide to the most ancient and sublime of the realms of literature.


Read a review in the Australian Book Review.
 
On Poetry is a new title in Oberon’s Masters Series, a series of good-value and attractively presented hardbacks on key themes within the performing arts written by leading lights in each subject.



Oberon Books UK | 978-1-84943-085-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | HB

Author

GLYN MAXWELL has long been regarded as one of Britain's major poets. He has been awarded the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Somerset Maugham Prize, and the E.M. Forster Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as being shortlisted three times for both the T.S. Eliot and Forward Prizes. Three of his books were New York Times Notable Books of the Year. His One Thousand Nights and Counting: Selected Poems was published last year. Many of his plays have been staged in London and New York. They include The Lifeblood, which was British Theatre Guide's Best Play on the Fringe at Edinburgh in 2004 , Broken Journey and The Only Girl in the World (both Time Out Critics' Choices). Oberon Books publishes his Plays One (The Lifeblood, The Only Girl in the World and Wolfpit), Plays Two (Broken Journey, Best Man Speech and The Last Valentine), The Forever Waltz, Liberty, After Troy, Merlin and the Woods of Time, The Lion's Face and Seven Angels.

 


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