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The Story of Poetry: Volume 1: English Poets and Poetry from Caedmon to Chaucer: Vol 1 Hardcover – 8 Mar 2001


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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: W&N; First Edition edition (8 Mar 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0297647032
  • ISBN-13: 978-0297647034
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 16.4 x 4.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,505,961 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Schmidt OBE FRSL is the founder and editorial and managing director of Carcanet Press Limited, the general editor of PN Review. He was until recently Professor of Poetry and convener of the Creative Writing programme in the Department of English, University of Glasgow. He is now Writer in Residence at St John's College, Cambridge.

He recently completed The Novel: A Biography, to be published in May 2014, a companion volume to Lives of the Poets (1999). His most recent anthologies include, The Great Modern Poets, published by Quercus on National Poetry Day 2006; Five American Poets (including Robert Hass, James McMichael, John Matthias, John Peck, and Robert Pinsky), published by Carcanet in 2010, and New Poetries V, including 22 hitherto uncollected anglophone poets from around the world, in 2011. His collection of poems The Resurrection of the Body was published in 2007. His Collected Poems appeared in 2009 and The Stories of My Life in 2013.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Ryman on 29 Jun 2012
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A wonderful book for anyone who wants to know more about poetry and poets' lives. Michael Schmidt's use of the English language is phenomenal. His depth of knowledge is amazing and the enthusiasm for his subject shines through. A must-have on the bookshelf. 5*.
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