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The Midday Muse

Matthew Mead

Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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(Pub. Jun 1979)
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  • Matthew Mead’s third collection of verse follows Identities (1967) and The Administration of Things (1970). In his own words, his is ‘a quiet voice for quiet rooms’ – but the voice is distinct and compels attention. As Richard Holmes wrote of his last book in The Times, ‘Genuine social vision is still exceptional in English poetry. Matthew Mead … is engaged, wilful, critically aware of inhumane surroundings, but without the remotest hint of pop poetry and deeply conscious of the literary effort he has inherited …He is a good poet, knows the problems, deserves to be read.’

    Matthew Mead (1924–2009) was born in Slapton, Buckinghamshire. He served in the British army from 1942 to 1947, including three years in India, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and Singapore. He edited the poetry magazine Satis . From 1962 he lived in Germany and, with his wife Ruth, translated many German poets, ... read more
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