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Wake Forest
University Press

Wake Forest University Press

Dedicated to Irish Poetry

Selected Poems 1963–1980 | Michael Longley

$35.00

This selected volume introduced Michael Longley to American readers, revealing his distinctive excellence: a skilled attention to form and “a poetic personality . . . assured and recognizable,” a phrase Longley himself has applied to Louis MacNeice. Poems are represented from Longley’s earliest volumes, including No Continuing City (1969), An Exploded View (1973), Man Lying on a Wall (1976), and The Echo Gate (1979).

Note: The original jacket is missing from these copies. The cover of this book is plain white; image shown is the title page. This book is officially out of print, and these plain volumes are the only ones available.


Reviews

“Direct, lucid, disciplined poems filled with compassion and warmth by a fine Ulster poet.”
– Malahat Review

“Longley is in command of a vocal affluence so consistently attuned that I hesitate before the numerous examples there are to offer: pastoral matters; brooding memorials for painters and poets and just men, gone under; simulations of characters out of literature or myth . . . apotheoses of the past and, in “Company,” his greatest blank-verse orchestration, the future.”
– Vernon Young, Parnassus: Poetry in Review

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Description

This selected volume introduced Michael Longley to American readers, revealing his distinctive excellence: a skilled attention to form and “a poetic personality . . . assured and recognizable,” a phrase Longley himself has applied to Louis MacNeice. Poems are represented from Longley’s earliest volumes, including No Continuing City (1969), An Exploded View (1973), Man Lying on a Wall (1976), and The Echo Gate (1979).

Note: The original jacket is missing from these copies. The cover of this book is plain white; image shown is the title page. This book is officially out of print, and these plain volumes are the only ones available.


Reviews

“Direct, lucid, disciplined poems filled with compassion and warmth by a fine Ulster poet.”
– Malahat Review

“Longley is in command of a vocal affluence so consistently attuned that I hesitate before the numerous examples there are to offer: pastoral matters; brooding memorials for painters and poets and just men, gone under; simulations of characters out of literature or myth . . . apotheoses of the past and, in “Company,” his greatest blank-verse orchestration, the future.”
– Vernon Young, Parnassus: Poetry in Review

Additional information

Publication date:

1981

Pages:

64

Binding:

paperback