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James Fenton

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James Fenton is a poet and critic. From 1994 to 1999 he was Professor of Poetry at Oxford. He writes about poetry, art history, and gardening for the New York Review of Books.

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Selected Poems

James Fenton

Listen to what they did.Don't listen to what they said.What was written in bloodHas been set up in lead.--from "Blood and Lead" The leading poet...

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"An engaging mix of the serious and the playful, and Fenton writes with a lightness of touch perfectly suited to the subject." --Alexander Urquhart, The Times Literary SupplementForget...

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A wise, absorbing, and surprising introduction to poetry written in English, from one of England's leading poetsJames Fenton is that rare scholar "not ashamed to admit that he mostly...

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The Love Bomb

James Fenton

Three Libretti—Ranging In Setting From Ancient Jerusalem To Pre-Apocalyptic London—From An Acclaimed PoetThis volume of libretti marks new work—and new terrain—for...

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