Carcanet Press Logo
Quote of the Day
Your list has always been interesting, idiosyncratic, imaginative and your translations [...] have been a source of pleasure to me.
Al Alvarez

The Spaces of Hope

Poetry for Our Times and Places

Edited by Peter Jay

RRP: GBP 9.95
Discount: 10%
You Save: GBP 0.99

Price: GBP 8.96
Available Add to basket
This title is available for academic inspection (paperback only).
Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 856463 01 3
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: October 1998
215 x 137 x 17 mm
224 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Spend GBP 15 or more and receive a free Carcanet tote bag. Available internationally while stocks last.
Find out more.
  • Description
  • Editor
  • 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
Share this...
The Carcanet Blog #Carcanet50: An Ode to Wales read more PN Review 251: Editorial read more Journeys: Mina Gorji read more Writing Forgetting: Gabriel Josipovici read more James Womack on Manuel Vilas read more Carcanet Staff Winter Picks 2019 read more
Arts Council Logo
We thank the Arts Council England for their support and assistance in this interactive Project.
This website ©2000-2020 Carcanet Press Ltd