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Trinity Poets

An Anthology of Poems by Members of Trinity College, Cambridge

Edited by Angela Leighton and Adrian Poole

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Categories: 21st Century, Anthologies, British
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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Paperback (424 pages)
(Pub. Apr 2017)
9781784103569
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Hardback (424 pages)
(Pub. Apr 2017)
9781784105235
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  • THIS HARDBACK VERSION IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO ALUMNI OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
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    An anthology of poems by members of Trinity College, Cambridge from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century.

    This landmark anthology celebrates six centuries of poetry from Trinity College, Cambridge. Over the years, Trinity may have harboured more great poets than any other comparable institution: Herbert, Marvell, Dryden, Byron, Tennyson, Housman, and Nabokov all feature in these pages. In the modern period the college has welcomed poets including Thom Gunn and Sophie Hannah, Rebecca Watts and Jacob Polley. Readers will find here old favourites (‘To His Coy Mistress’, ‘She Walks in Beauty’, ‘Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám’, ‘In Memoriam’, poems from Winnie-the-Pooh) and much that is startling – old and new.




    Angela Leighton
    Angela Leighton was born in Wakefiled to a Yorkshire father and a Neapolitan mother. As a result, doubleness has always been a part of her life, whether thinking in English or Italian, as a literary critic or a poet. She has published many works of criticism, most recently 'Hearing Things: The ... read more
    Adrian Poole
    Adrian Poole is a Fellow in English at Trinity College. His books include Shakespeare and the Victorians (2003), Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction (2005), and (co-edited with Jeremy Maule), The Oxford Book of Classical Verse in Translation (1995). ... read more
    Praise for Angela Leighton 'Leighton's playful, imaginative language gives rise to form that is ingeniously attentive to the strange coincidences, chance encounters, and arbitrary correspondences of which a life is constituted.'

    Joseph Turner, Oxford Review of Books

    'Outstanding among the excellent ... the poems ring like bells.'
    Anne Stevenson
     'Angela Leighton's genre-defying book -- poetry, memoir, experiment in translation in its many and often surprising senses -- explores with beautiful precision what she calls the 'two-ply tongue', a suggestive metaphor for the way we speak and think and write.'
    Patrick McGuinness
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