James Reeves: Selected Poems

James Reeves


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Greenwich Exchange Ltd
1 June 2021
ISBN: 9781910996539
156 pages

From the publisher

Although best known today as an editor, anthologist and award-winning writer of children’s verse, James Reeves (1909-1978) was also a prolific writer of adult poetry and was hailed by among others Robert Graves, Laura Riding, and Robert Nye as being one of the finest poets alive. In this new selection of his poetry – the first since his death – Reeves’ poetry can be reappraised as being amongst the most consistent and varied bodies of work of the twentieth century which masterfully combines straightforward readability with a profound and deeply philosophical way of viewing the world. At its heart lies a poet whose work encompassed satire, elegy, humour, and doubt yet was always underscored.