Poetry before and after World War II experimental Poetry


Learned poetic wit and irony from T.S. Eliot, metrical and verbal techniques from Gerard Manley Hopkins and from Wilfred Owen



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Learned poetic wit and irony from T.S. Eliot, metrical and verbal techniques from Gerard Manley Hopkins and from Wilfred Owen

  • Rhythms and long alliterative lines from Anglo-Saxon poetry, the rapid and rollicking short lines from the early 16th-century poet John Skelton

  • From songs of the English music hall and from American blues singers

  • About four hundred poems (7 long ones)

  • More than four hundred essays and reviews about various subjects

  • Collaborated on plays with Christopher Isherwood; The Ascent of F6 (1936), For the Time Being (1944), The Age of Anxiety (1947)

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