The second volume of Michael Schmidt's STORY OF POETRY was published on 10 October, to coincide with National Poetry Day. We had a launch event for him in Watertsones, Deansgate on Friday 11th October. Michael did a big interview on BBC Radio Norfolk on National Poetry Day We're hoping to get some great reviews, and already confirmed are reviews in the Times, Independent on Sunday and Literary Review (December issue). 'British poetry owes a great debt of gratitude to Michael Schmidt...We see the personal passion driving Schmidt's own career. He cares intensely about bringing poetry to a wider audience. And with this volume, he brilliantly succeeds.'Ruth Padel, Financial Times 'Schmidt's 200-page commentary, which serves as a preface to the anthology, is (as before) forceful and...peppered with crisp, sound judgements...Schmidt keeps us aware not only of the craft of poetry, but of the messy and often unjust business of publishing and selling it too. This is both refreshing and enlightening.'Michael Glover, Independent 'Very readable...[it] widens your understanding and deepens your appreciation of the poetry of the time...Fascinating.'Writing Magazine 'An ingenious arrangement which serves the reader well.'Contem
A unique history of English poetry from its beginnings to 1500 which combines an account of the poets¿ lives and times with an anthology of their work.
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