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Oxford Poets 2002

An Anthology

Edited by David Constantine, Hermione Lee and Bernard O'Donoghue

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Categories: 21st Century, Anthologies
Imprint: OxfordPoets
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Includes work by:

    Anne Berkeley
    Roy Blackman
    Sasha Dugdale
    Stuart Henson
    Martha Kapos
    Hugh McMillan
    Richard Meier


    This anthology, which follows the highly successful Oxford Poets anthologies 2000 and 2001, introduces a number of new poets who are at the beginning of their careers and also procides in-depth access to the on-going work of established writers.

    Incorporating a wide range of very distinct voices, the collection celebrates the rich diversity of the existing Oxford list ( now an imprint of Carcanet Press in association with the English Faculty of the University of Oxford) while showcasing the very best of the new work submitted to the Oxford Board over the last twelve months.
    David Constantine
    David Constantine is a novelist, poet and translator of Hoelderlin, Goethe, Faust and Brecht. He is also an editor of Oxford Poets, an imprint of Carcanet Press, and of the magazine Modern Poetry in Translation . Born in Salford, Lancashire, in 1944, he is a Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford, ... read more
    Hermione Lee
    Hermione Lee, Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature at Oxford and Fellow of New College, is the author of Viginia Woolf (1996) and other biographical and critical works. ... read more
    Bernard O'Donoghue
    Bernard O'Donoghue teaches Medieval English at Wadham College, Oxford,and has published seven books of poems, including Gunpowder, which won the Whitbread Prize for Poetry in 1995, and his Selected Poems (Faber, 2008). His verse translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was published by Penguin Classics in 2006. ... read more
    Awards won by David Constantine Short-listed, 2010 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award (The Shieling) Winner, 2013 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize
    (Tea at the Midland)
    Winner, 2010 BBC National Short Story Award
    (Tea at the Midland)
    Praise for David Constantine 'I started reading these stories quietly, and then became obsessed, read them all fast, and started re-reading them again and again. They are gripping tales, but what is startling is the quality of the writing. Every sentence is both unpredictable and exactly what it should be. Reading them is a series of short shocks of (agreeably envious) pleasure...'
    AS Byatt, Book of the Week, The Guardian
    'Flawless and unsettling.'
    Boyd Tonkin, Books of the Year 2005, The Independent
    'Touched at times with humour and infused with compassion, these complex, nuanced stories speak repeatedly of lives lived in some form of exile, yet manage to keep in play the possibility that exile is not, contrary to appearances, our true condition.'
    New Welsh Review
    'A. S. Byatt has described reading a previous collection of Constantine's short fiction as akin to experiencing ''a series of short shocks of (agreeably envious) pleasure''. Tea at the Midland shows the author to be on equally sparkling form again.'
    The TLS
    'The excellence of the collection is fractal: the whole book is excellent, and every story is excellent, and every paragraph is excellent, and every sentence is excellent. And, unlike some literary fiction, it's effortless to read.'
    The Independent on Sunday
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