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Contemporary British and Irish Poetry An Introduction by Sarah Broom

Contemporary British and Irish Poetry An Introduction


Contemporary British and Irish Poetry An Introduction by Sarah Broom

Sarah Broom provides an engaging, challenging and lively introduction to contemporary British and Irish poetry. The book covers work by poets from a wide range of ethnic and regional backgrounds and covers a broad range of poetic styles, including mainstream names like Seamus Heaney and Carol Ann Duffy alongside more marginal and experimental poets like Tom Raworth and Geraldine Monk. Contemporary British and Irish Poetry tackles the most compelling and contentious issues facing poetry today.


'A significant contribution to discussion of the key debates around contemporary poetry. Broom is to be congratulated for handling the issues with such clarity and fluency.' - Steven Matthews, Oxford Brookes University, UK 'A handy tool for undergraduates, as it presents issues of gender, nation, class and poetic form in a methodical and lucid way.' - Justin Quinn, Year's Work in English Studies'

About the Author

SARAH BROOM, formerly Lecturer in English Literature at Somerville College, Oxford and at Oxford Brookes, has held a Research Fellowship in English Literature at Massey University, New Zealand. She has published numerous articles and reviews on contemporary British and Irish poetry.

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Publication date

18th October 2005


Sarah Broom

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Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA


288 pages


Literary studies: poetry & poets
Literary studies: from c 1900 -
Poetry by individual poets



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