Collected Poems

Collected Poems

Peter Redgrove

Peter Redgrove, who died in 2003, used to be probably the most prolific of post-war poets and, as this Collected Poems finds, one of many best. a pal and modern of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath within the early Fifties, Redgrove used to be appeared through many as their equivalent, and his paintings has been championed via a wide selection of writers - from Margaret Drabble to Colin Wilson, Douglas Dunn to Seamus Heaney. Ted Hughes as soon as wrote warmly to Redgrove of 'how vital you have been to me. you have no suggestion how a lot - correct from the 1st time we met.'

In this primary Collected Poems, Neil Roberts has accrued jointly the simplest poems from twenty-six volumes of verse - from The Collector (1959) to the 3 books released posthumously. the result's an unearthed treasure trove - poems that locate new and exciting methods of celebrating the flora and fauna and the human situation, poems that dazzle with their visible mind's eye, poems that exhibit the massive variety and intensity of the poet's paintings. In Redgrove's poetry there's a distinct melding of the erotic, the terrifying, the playful, the unusual, and the surprisingly primary; his originality and effort is unheard of in our time and his paintings was once the paintings of a real visionary.

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