Selected Poems, Paperback Book

Selected Poems Paperback

Edited by Edna Longley, Michael Longley



'I would have a poet able bodied, fond of talking, a reader of the newspapers, capable of pity and laughter, informed in economics, appreciative of women, involved in personal relationships, actively interested in politics, susceptible to physical impressions.' Louis MacNeice's prescription is designed to look ordinary, rather than esoteric, but very little poetry can claim to meet these specifications, stringent in their very wideness.

MacNeice's work matches the world he famously described as 'incorrigibly plural'.

Michael Longley, himself a distinguished Ulster poet, has written an introductory essay of meticulous advocacy.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780571233816



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