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Oxford Poets 2004

An Anthology

Edited by David Constantine and Bernard O'Donoghue

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ISBN: 978 1 903039 66 3
Categories: 21st Century, Anthologies
Imprint: OxfordPoets
Published: May 2004
180 x 137 x 8 mm
144 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • The fourth OxfordPoets anthology brings together the work of both new and of more established poets and introduces them to a wider readership. Like previous OxfordPoets anthologies, it celebrates the vitality of the new writing on the Oxford list. The poets included represent the rich variety of concerns, voices and strategies in current writing. All share the candour and invention that are hallmarks of the series.

    Featuring poetry by
    Karen Annesen
    Joseph Butler
    Margaret Easton
    Helen Farish
    Kelly Grovier
    John Mason
    Ann Phillips
    Christopher Southgate
    Julian Stannard
    Greg Sweetnam

    Oxford Poets 2004 is published by Carcanet Press in association with the English Faculty of the University of Oxford.

    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
    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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