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Selected Poems

James Fenton

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Selected Poems is the first full selection of Fenton's poems to be published, and represents the whole range of his work from light-verse to political and from love poems to opera libretti, from the passionate political poems that launched him into fame to the intimate illuminations of love—and loss of love—that characterize his later work. Fenton's poetry has always been marked by formal daring, wit, and an abiding empathy for the victims of war and political oppression. This book is the most definitive collection from "the most talented poet of his generation" (The Observer [London]).

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Praise for Out of Danger:

"[Fenton] writes as no one else dares to--with clarity, wit, and the simplest of rhymes . . . Like Auden, Fenton displays enormous range." -Village Voice Literary Supplement

"What love of words . . . could fail to be delighted by these heart-wrenching . . . lines?" -Geoffrey Stokes, The Boston Sunday Globe

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • James Fenton

  • James Fenton was born in Lincoln, England, in 1949. His volumes of poetry include Terminal Moraine, The Memory of War, Children in Exile, and Out of Danger. He was Oxford Professor of Poetry from 1994 to 1999.
  • James Fenton © Dominique Nabokov
    James Fenton
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Selected Poems

James Fenton

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