Tenth Muse: An Anthology

Tenth Muse: An Anthology

By: Harold Pinter (author)Hardback

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"The Tenth Muse" gathers together the selections of work of well known poets made by members of their family. These selections originally appeared in pamphlets produced by the Greville Press, and have been gathered together here for the first time. The following is a list of some of the poets and their selectors: George Barker selected by Elspeth Barker; Thomas Blackburn selected by Julia Blackburn; Lawrence Durrell selected by Francoise Kestman Durrell; David Gascoyne selected by Judy Gascoyne; W.S. Graham selected by Nessie Dunsmuir; Robert Graves selected by Beryl Graves; Harold Pinter selected by Antonia Fraser; Ann Ridler selected by Vivian Ridler; C.H. Sisson selected by Nora Sisson; Elizabeth Smart selected by Sebastian Barker; Edward Thomas selected by Myfanwy Thomas; David Wright selected by Oonagh Swift.

About Author

Anthony Astbury is the Director of the Greville Press, which he founded in 1975. He has published three collections of verse, edited anthologies and made selections from various poets.


Table of Contents Preface by Michael Schmidt Poems by George Barker, selected by Elspeth Barker Foreword Allegory of the Adolescent and the Adult Battersea Park To My Mother Summer Song I 'Turn on your side and bear the day to me' Galway Bay On a Friend's Escape from Drowning off the Norfolk Coast Roman Poem III At Thurgarton Church Morning in Norfolk from Villa Stellar A Version of Animula Vagula Blandula 'For a Child': Poems by Thomas Blackburn, selected by Julia Blackburn When Exorcism of Ghosts Prayer for the Unborn Children Last Night The Unpredictable An Aftermath The Drummer A Smell of Burning Oedipus By the Water In the Fire Hospital for Defectives For a Child Mercy The Sediment Mental Ward Kinder Scout Trewarmett Laudate Morituri An Epitaph 'Too Far to Hear the Singing': Poems by Lawrence Durrell, selected by Francoise Kestsman Durrell Foreword Highwayman from Cities, Plains and People Song for Zarathustra Sarajevo The Octagon Room Eleusis The Ikons The Outer Limits Feria: Nimes Le cercle referme Poems by David Gascoyne, selected by Judy Gascoyne Foreword September Sun: 1947 The Goose-Girl Oxford: A Spring Day Rex Mundi Sentimental Colloquy November in Devon Half-an-Hour from Three Venetian Nocturnes Lines Apologia Odeur de Pensee A Tough Generation The Sacred Hearth from Miserere Prelude to a New Fin-de-Siecle A Sarum Sestina Poems by W.S. Graham, selected by Nessie Dunsmuir To ND O Gentle Queen of the Afternoon Here Next the Chair I Was When Winter Went Shian Bay Gigha from The Nightfishing Letter VI I Leave This at Your Ear from The Dark Dialogues O Why Am I So Bright A Walk to the Gulvas Loch Thom from Implements in their Places To My Wife at Midnight 'Yesterday Only' and other poems: Poems by Robert Graves, selected by Beryl Graves Foreword Two Fusiliers I Am the Star of Morning Full Moon The North Window A History The Presence From an Upper Window Return Fare Saint The Felloe'd Year Recalling War A Love Story Despite and Still Theseus and Ariadne To Juan at the Winter Solstice Nuns and Fish The Last Day of Leave (1916) Counting the Beats The Devil at Berry Pomeroy Dialogue on the Headland Ouzo Unclouded The Hearth The Narrow Sea Song: Fig Tree in Leaf What We Did Next Song: Yesterday Only Song: Olive Tree A Dream of Frances Speedwell The Moon's Last Quarter The Green Woods of Unrest At the Gate The Unpenned Poem Poems by Harold Pinter, selected by Antonia Fraser Foreword Paris Later I know the place Message Denmark Hill Joseph Brearley 1909-1977 Poem (The lights glow.) Ghost Before They Fall Cricket at Night Death Cancer Cells It Is Here Poems by Anne Ridler, selected by Vivian Ridler Foreword Cold in March Bunhill Fields Kirkwall 1942 At Parting For a Child Expected Bathing in the Windrush Expectans Expectavi To Mark Time Bach's B Minor Mass Piero della Francesca Venetian Scene 'I who am here dissembled' On a Picture by Michele da Verona A Matter of Life and Death Choosing a Name The Surprise A Triolet for Christmas Diamond Wedding Poems by C.H. Sisson, selected by Nora Sisson In the Hills In Kent A Duckling At the Airport Cranmer Ellick Farm The Temple Thomas de Quincey On My Fifty-First Birthday For Patrick Swift The Garden Drought The Red Admiral For the Queen's Jubilee Blackdown The Pleasers from Ode for St George's Day from On the Departure The Question The Best Thing to Say Address to Whom It May Concern Poems by Elizabeth Smart, selected by Sebastian Barker There's Nobody Here But Us Chickens A Warning A Bonus Trying to Write The Muse: His & Hers What is Art? Said Doubting Tim Slightly Rhyming Verses for Jeff Bernard's Fiftieth Birthday To David Gascoyne, On His Sixty-Fifth Birthday, Some Blue Himalayan Poppies, First Found On The Roof of the World By An Intrepid Hunter, And These Inadequate Verses From His Friend Elizabeth Rose Died Poems by Dylan Thomas, selected by Aeronwy Thomas Foreword And Death Shall Have No Dominion The Hand That Signed the Paper The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower After the Funeral A Letter to My Aunt Discussing the Correct Approach to Modern Poetry The Hunchback in the Park This Side of the Truth The Conversation of Prayer In My Craft or Sullen Art Fern Hill Lament Over Sir John's Hill Poems by Edward Thomas, selected by Myfanwy Thomas Foreword Words Merfyn Bronwen Helen March the 3rd Old Man The Brook Swedes Fifty Faggots from Roads The Owl As the team's head brass The Cherry Trees A Private In Memoriam (Easter 1915) Lights Out Out in the dark The Lofty Sky Poems by David Wright, selected by Oonagh Swift A South African Album Monologue of a Deaf Man A Fish Out of Water Making Verses Rhapsody of a Middle-Aged Man Juxtapositions For George Barker at Seventy In Memoriam David Archer Meetings Letter to C.H. Sisson E.P. at Westminster Those Walks We Took The Tomb of Virgil A Funeral Oration Notes on the poets and selectors Acknowledgements

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  • ISBN13: 9781857548365
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 180
  • ID: 9781857548365
  • ISBN10: 1857548361

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