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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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ISBN: 978 1 784103 56 9
Categories: 21st Century, Anthologies, British
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: April 2017
216 x 135 x 32 mm
424 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Hardback
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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 is Senior Research Fellow in English at Trinity College. She is the author of many critical works, including On Form: Poetry, Aestheticism, and the Legacy of a Word (2007), as well as four collections of poetry, most recently Spills (2016). ... 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
    'Its lasting impression is a renewed awareness of poetry's manifold reach.'
    The TLS


    Praise for Angela Leighton '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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