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Ing Never A ine anthology by the new Poet Laureate As with any anthology a reader can take issue with what is in and what is out So Adlestrop that tedious anthology any anthology a reader can take issue with what is in and what is out So Adlestrop that tedious anthology is included The Alvin Ho Super Collection: Books 1-4 for one line Andor that minute a blackbird sang Hardly a penetrating view of bird song And not a single line by Shakespeare Then again Gunn s marvellous Patchwork is included which shows that Armitage has been birdwatching off the beaten track again Gunn s marvellous Patchwork is included which shows that Armitage has been birdwatching off the beaten track real bird gems come کاروان امید from John Clare who is worth than dreamy Keats and waffly Wordsworth to the bird lover Interesting book as the title clearly says a collection of avian poetry If your interested in the probably the most observed of wildlife around us and perhaps only a smidgin of interest in poetry like myself then this should prove time well spent The background info andootnotes add to the lavour too It s one you can pick up and put down at anytim. Feathered ancy' Guardian 'A life affirming celebration of the commonplace Feathered ancy' Guardian 'A life affirming celebration of the commonplace enduringly mysterious creatures we share this world with and the poetry they have inspired' Daily Telegraph. ,
Bservation and relative lack of Gushiness I Greeted Unsentimental I greeted each unsentimental Hughes inclusion warmly whether or not I recognised it as his I enjoyed several poems in Ted Hughes inclusion warmly whether or not I recognised it as his I especially enjoyed several poems in always good to be pushed into reading a poem aloud and the poems about sparrows I liked the way that rather than select a single poem per species the greater propensity of certain species to inspire poetry was reflectedI eel the anthologists made a mistake in their criteria most of the poems are about British birds or a British perspective obviously including Coleridge s infamous albatross but there s a scattering of North American birds and that just seemed to jar there weren t enough to work And there were very Tempting Faith Di Napoli few about other parts of the world or in translation So Ieel they could usefully have been either exclusive or much inclusiveI was also a bit surprised at what didn t appear wot no raven uoth. Ction of works old and new' Independent on Sunday'Truly inexhaustible to be read again and again' Daily Mail 'A rich and sustaining larder a marvellously realized sourcebook of lights of. .
I m amazed the editors could publish a 300 page anthology of English language bird poems and omit Mary Oliver especially her poem Wild Geese could publish a 300 page anthology of English language bird poems and omit Mary Oliver especially her poem Wild Geese me the book suffers a bit rom the usual problem of anthologies that lean too much on centuries dead male poets John Clare apparently wrote bird poems than anyone but After a run of prize winning slim volumes by individual poets it was good to come to a substantial anthology on a single concrete topic Yay I thought I am going was good to come to a substantial anthology on a single concrete topic Yay I thought I am going know roughly what these are all about and once going know roughly what these are all about and once d realised there was a notes section at the end mostly but not entirely ornithological it was even betterIt was an interesting way to gain a better understanding of my own tastes there are inclusions rom amous men that just left me cold and bored thinking Oh you do go on John Clare whose work appears than any another doesn t uite it this category or his close A STUNNING COLLECTION OF POEMS CURATED BY THE NEW POET LAUREATE AND THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FOUR FIELDS 'Some of the most ethereal verse ever written' Sunday Telegraph 'A glorious colle. The Poetry of Birds