SARAH BROOM

THE LIFE AND WORK OF A NEW ZEALAND POET

POETRY

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CONTEMPORARY BRITISH AND IRISH POETRY (2005)

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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.

 

 

 

Contemporary British and Irish Poetry provides an engaging, stimulating and lively introduction to the subject. Sarah Broom covers poets from a broad range of ethnic and regional backgrounds and explores a wide variety of poetic styles, including well-known names like Seamus Heaney and Carol Ann Duffy alongside more experimental poets like Tom Raworth and Geraldine Monk. The book discusses all of the most compelling issues with which students, readers and writers of poetry are engaged today.

Including close readings of individual poems, and providing a sense of the parameters of the relevant critical and theoretical debates, this is an indispensable guide for all those interested in the work of some of Britain's and Ireland's most successful and exciting contemporary poets.