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The Spaces of Hope

Poetry for Our Times and Places

Edited by Peter Jay

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ISBN: 978 0 856463 01 3
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: October 1998
215 x 137 x 17 mm
224 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • For thirty years Anvil has championed the idea of poetry as a free space for the imagination and spirit of poet and reader alike. In the process the press has gained recognition as one of the liveliest and most varied publishers of British and international poetry. The Spaces of Hope celebrates that endeavour with Peter Jay’s selection of the most memorable poetry he has encountered since 1968. Far from being a rollcall of established reputations, the emphasis is firmly on poems that are exceptional, durable and readable. And the result is an anthology that spans centuries and continents to give a fresh and surprising, yet coherent view of poetry, from classic poets of Europe, the Americas and China to some of the finest contemporary poets of Britain and Ireland. Wide-ranging, outward-looking and internationally-minded, The Spaces of Hope challenges current preconceptions about poetry and is unafraid to celebrate the pleasure principle.

    Peter Jay (b. 1945) read Classics and English at Oxford. Among his books are a collection of poems Shifting Frontiers, the Penguin Classic The Greek Anthology, and several translations including Gérard de Nerval’s Chimeras, János Pilinszky’s Crater and the novel Conversations with Sheryl Sutton (with Éva Major) and ... read more
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