By Michael O'Neill
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Poetry written in English is uniquely strong and suggestive in its potential to shock, unsettle, surprise, console, and flow. The Cambridge historical past of English Poetry bargains sparklingly clean and dynamic readings of a unprecedented diversity of poets and poems from Beowulf to Alice Oswald. a global group of specialists explores how poets in England, Scotland, Wales and eire use language and to what influence, reading questions of shape, tone, and voice; they remark, too, on how formal offerings are inflected via the poet's time and position.
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The Cambridge History of English Poetry by Michael O'Neill