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New and Selected Poems

Tony Connor

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ISBN: 978 0 856460 69 2
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: July 1982
220 x 140 x 9 mm
152 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Tony Connor left school at fourteen and worked as a textile designer in Manchester for many years. He finds his poems among the affections and troubles of everyday experience rather than in the esoteric or the literary. Yet he possesses a subtle sense of his own making: he is well aware that poems are formed by the mind pondering what was or what might be. From this interplay of experience and imagination he makes poems that are remarkable for their precision, their wry humour, their dramatic flair and their easy grasp of large issues.

    New and Selected Poems contains poems from four of his five earlier collections, together with a large group of new poems written in the United States.

    Tony Connor was born in 1930. He left school at the age of fourteen and worked as a textile designer in Manchester for many years. His first collection of poems appeared in 1962; he is also a playwright and librettist. Since 1971 he has lived mainly in Middletown, Connecticut where he ... read more
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