A Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry

A Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry

Editor(s): Neil Roberts

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

Print ISBN: 9780631215295

Online ISBN: 9780470998670

DOI: 10.1002/9780470998670

About this Book

Brings together 48 fresh and original contributions from practicing poets and leading scholars, who together offer critical and contextual coverage of the full range of English-language poetry in the last century.


  • Brings together original contributions by leading international scholars and practising poets.
  • Offers critical and contextual coverage of the full range of English-language poetry in the twentieth-century.
  • Incorporates new readings of key selected texts.
  • Embraces the extraordinary development of poetry over the century in twenty English-speaking countries.
  • Fully integrates women poets, feminist approaches and post-colonial poets.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Topics and Debates

  2. Part II: Poetic Movements

  3. Part III: International and Postcolonial Poetry in English

  4. Part IV: Readings

  5. Part V: The Contemporary Scene

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