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John Clare, an often overlooked poet,
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This review is from: Clare: Everyman's Poetry (EVERYMAN POETRY) (Paperback)
Studying Victorian Poetry at Uni when the lecturer introduced me to John Clare and his poetry. He is an amazing poet and his poem "I AM" is probably my favourite poem ever! However, as I have only found his poetry in expensive anthologies I thought this collection would be a cheap way to read more of his poetry. For the price it is an excellent collection of poetry, however, the introduction leaves a lot to be desired as it is a bare bones bio of John Clare and his poetry. If you just want a selected collection of John Clare's poetry then get this, however if you want something more substantial and informative than maybe look elsewhere.
It is a great introduction to John Clare's poems and would make a great gift, but not great for Uni students due to lack of decent intro.
If you just want a collection of poetry then buy this. Also consider Thomas Hardy as well especially http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thomas-Hardy-Complete-Poems/dp/0333949293/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t