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On Poetry, the latest addition to the Oberon Masters series, is a collection of short essays and reflections on poetry from the acclaimed British poet Glyn Maxwell.

These essays illustrates Maxwell's poetic philosophy, that the greatest verse arises from a harmony of mind and body, and that poetic forms originate in human necessities - breath, heartbeat, footstep, posture. He speaks of his inspirations, his models, and takes us inside the strange world of the Creative Writing Class, where four young hopefuls grapple with love, sex, cheap wine and hard work. Illustrated with examples from canonical poets, this is a beautiful and accessible guide to the most ancient and sublime of the realms of literature.

Film, TV & DramaTheatrePlays, playscripts Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd Publication Date: 28/08/2012 ISBN-13: 9781849430852  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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"Britain's major poets. He has been awarded the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Somerset Maugham Prize, and the E.M. Forster Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as being shortlisted three times for both the T.S. Eliot and Forward Prizes. Three of his books were New York Times Notable Books of the Year. His One Thousand Nights and Counting: Selected Poems was published last year. Many of his plays have been staged in London and New York. They include The Lifeblood, which was British Theatre Guide's 'Best Play on the Fringe' at Edinburgh in 2004, Broken Journey and The Only Girl in the World (both Time Out Critics' Choices). Oberon Books publishes his Plays One (The Lifeblood, The Only Girl in the World and Wolfpit), Plays Two (Broken Journey, Best Man Speech and The Last Valentine), The Forever Waltz, Liberty, After Troy, Merlin and the Woods of Time, Masters Are You Mad? and his libretti The Lion's Face and Seven Angels."

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A simply wonderful book. As many of the reviews state as does Glyn himself, this is a book for everybody. It's the sort of book I would have like to have found many years ago as it inspires and informs and takes you on a journey of discovery that is poetry. Illustrated by his own work, it is simply and enjoyable read that will be dipped into on many occasions over years to come. Best price here on Foyles too!

- 24/08/2012
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