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Featuring contributions from some of the major critics of contemporary poetry, Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry offers an accessible, imaginative, and highly stimulating body of critical work on the evolution of British and Irish poetry in the twentieth-century
Covers all the poets most commonly studied at university level courses
Features criticisms of British and Irish poetry as seen from a wide variety of perspectives, movements, and historical contexts
Explores current debates about contemporary poetry, relating them to the volume's larger themes
Edited by a widely respected poetry critic and award-winning poet
About the Author
Michael O'Neill is Professor of English at Durham University. He has published books, chapters, and articles on many aspects of Romantic, Victorian, and twentieth- and twenty-first century poetry. Recent books include, as editor, The Cambridge History of English Poetry (2010) He received a Cholmondeley Award for Poets for his own poetry in 1990 and his second collection of poems, Wheel was published in 2008.
Madeleine Callaghan is a lecturer in English at Sheffield University and has published articles on Shelley and Byron. Her research interests focus on poetry from the Romantic period to the present. She is currently preparing a book on Wordsworth, Byron and Yeats for publication.