Poetry Book Society

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Anthologization Anne Stevenson
AS has continued to contribute poems to many of the available outlets: journals like PN Review, the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Wales, Poetry Ireland, The...
Anthologization Wendy Cope
Many of these poems first appeared in newspapers and periodicals: the Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, Oxford Poetry, Poetry Review, and so on, and one pseudonymously as a submission...
Literary responses Eavan Boland
The volume (called by Jody Allen Randolph a sustained meditation on power and loss—of nation, of language, of illusions, and possibly of the self anchored by these)
Randolph, Jody Allen. “What Great Art Removes”. Women’s Review of Books, No. 2, pp. 21 - 2.
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was a Poetry Book Society Choice.
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Literary responses Eavan Boland
This collection received a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation.
OCLC WorldCat.
Occupation Jo Shapcott
JS began teaching English at Rolle College in Exmouth (one of the three main campuses of the University of Plymouth , which, however, is due to be relocated in a movement towards centralization). She then...
Occupation Philip Larkin
From the 1960s PL became a committee-man and public intellectual. He rendered service in various ways to his profession of librarianship. For the Arts Council of Great Britain he served on the literature panel, and...
Occupation Kate Clanchy
For a year KC worked at the Oxford University Department of Education . From then until the present she has continued her freelance career as a teacher, writer, journalist, and broadcaster. She has been a...
Publishing Penelope Shuttle
The slim volume, whose cover reproduces a picture of a horse from Mughal India, saddled but riderless, was one of the series Oxford Poets. It is dedicated to PS 's husband and daughter....
Reception E. J. Scovell
This volume was a Poetry Book Society recommendation.
Dowson, Jane, editor. Women’s Poetry of the 1930s: A Critical Anthology. Routledge, 1996.
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Janet Montefiore regrets the absence of EJS from Robin Skelton 's anthology New Verse, 1964, while acknowledging that it would be unfair to blame Skelton...
Reception Helen Dunmore
The Raw Garden was a Poetry Book Society Choice.
Dunmore, Helen. Short Days, Long Nights. Bloodaxe Books, 1991.
prelims
Reception 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.
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This too was a Poetry Book Society recommendation.
Dowson, Jane, editor. Women’s Poetry of the 1930s: A Critical Anthology. Routledge, 1996.
122
Reception Helen Dunmore
Two poems in this volume, The dream-life of priests and Sisters leaving before the dance, won individual awards at poetry competitions at Cardiff and Cheltenham. The volume received a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.
Dunmore, Helen. Short Days, Long Nights. Bloodaxe Books, 1991.
prelims, cover
Reception Anne Sexton
The book was listed as a Poetry Book Society recommendation and AS was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature .
Middlebrook, Diane Wood. Anne Sexton: A Biography. Houghton Mifflin, 1991.
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Reception Helen Dunmore
It was also a Poetry Book Society recommendation.
Dunmore, Helen. Helen Dunmore.
Reception Helen Dunmore
HD became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1997 and was awarded an Honorary DLitt by the University of Glamorgan in 1998.
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In 1996 she became a judging member of the T...

Timeline

1953
The Poetry Book Society was founded, largely through the efforts of T. S. Eliot , to promote the reading of poetry.
By late July 1963
Rosemary Tonks (1928-2014) issued the first of her two volumes of poetry, Notes on Cafés and Bedrooms, which was a Poetry Book Society recommendation. The second collection, Iliad of Broken Sentences, appeared in 1967.