Alan Brownjohn

Standard Name: Brownjohn, Alan


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Literary responses Patricia Beer
Though Robert Lowell praised the poems in this volume, its reception marked a downturn in PB 's reception. Some established male poets—Alan Brownjohn , Al Alvarez —blamed her for being too crafted, too careful...
Literary responses U. A. Fanthorpe
Charles Causley called this volume the most accomplished first book of poems he had met with recently, a new and original voice . . . clear, distinctive, and remarkably assured.
Fanthorpe, U. A. Selected Poems. Peterloo Poets, 1986.
Peter Scupham in PN...
Literary responses Elaine Feinstein
Alan Brownjohn wrote of this collection (which centres around cities Feinstein has visited or which figure in her family's history) that the poems are mainly brief and simple, but they carry the authority of experience...
Literary responses E. J. Scovell
Alan Brownjohn , in a review for the Sunday Times, noted with a clear reminiscence of The Swan's Feet the tough talent at work under the surface calm.
Dowson, Jane, editor. Women’s Poetry of the 1930s: A Critical Anthology. Routledge, 1996.
This too was a Poetry Book Society recommendation.
Dowson, Jane, editor. Women’s Poetry of the 1930s: A Critical Anthology. Routledge, 1996.
Literary responses Michelene Wandor
This book was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Alan Brownjohn called it MW 's best book to date, combining erudition and passion as poet, musician and scholar in a collection that . . . continually...
Occupation Frances Horovitz
MacBeth was an influential BBC producer responsible for several regular poetry programmes. The Doomsday Show, not published until 1965, established him as a poet in his own right, and he went on to publish...


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Jennings, Elizabeth, Dannie Abse, J. G. Ballard, George Barker, Bernard Bergonzi, John Betjeman, Malcolm Bradbury, Alan Brownjohn, Charles Causley, Bob Cobbing, George Sutherland Fraser, John Fuller, Roy Fuller, Helen Gardner, Robert Gittings, Ian Hamilton, Jacquetta Hawkes, Norman Hidden, Pamela Hansford Johnson, Laurence Lerner, Cecil Day-Lewis, Naomi Lewis, Edward Lucie-Smith, Adrian Mitchell, Sasha Moorsom, Thea Musgrave, Norman Nicholson Norwich, William Plomer, Peter Porter, James Reeves, Alan Ross, Vernon Scannell, Humphrey Searle, Jon Silkin, Charles Percy Snow, R. S. Thomas, Anthony Thwaite, Charles Tomlinson, Ted Walker, Cicely Veronica Wedgwood, and Hugo Williams. “Letters to the Editor: Future of Radio”. Times, p. 11.