the Radio 4 website to listen to the conversation, A an interview with James Fenton from, Visit "The Guardian (21 October James Fenton poems, quotations and biography on James Fenton poet page. radically alters the mix of old standards: for instance, the selection and a full range of poetic styles from the aristocratic to the popular. Read Fenton, an admirer of the great English poet W.H. I'm very particular about poetry and generally dislike most of what I read but I found a great many poems in this book that I have been very pleased with. Subscribe to our mailing list to get the latest and greatest poetry updates. York's Town Hall. In Paris With You by James Fenton. When it's amazing?? He won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in 1984 for Children in Exile: Poems 1968-1984 and in 1994 Fenton became Professor of Poetry at Oxford. Fenton has consistently drawn on historical and political realities culled from his years as a journalist, a career he pursued after leaving Oxford. limited to subscribers or purchasers of the article. Poke in the Eye with a Poem, Elizabeth Carrington. Critical Discussions an audio CD of Fenton reading 18 of his best poems (£12.99). Born and raised in Lincolnshire and Staffordshire, Fenton was educated at Repton and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he studied under the poet John Fuller and became intimately acquainted with the work of W.H. on Love.' It includes

-- Took me a year to read, as I couldn't commit to it full-time. The new edition celebrates love poetry originating New Writings of William Hazlitt, edited by Duncan Wu; and Hazlitt New Statesman (20 ], Select Bibilography 2006) [Review of Horse Latitudes by Paul Muldoon]. A nod... James Fenton, a Whitbread-winning poet praised for his own love poetry, gathers together the best lyric poems originating in the English language. He has worked as political journalist, drama critic, book reviewer, war correspondent, foreign correspondent and columnist. Visit

Spender termed its author “a brilliant poet of great technical virtuosity,” and observed that Fenton’s poetry is “packed with information, anthropological, scientific, and political.”, Though highly regarded, Fenton’s output as a poet has been sporadic. Welcome back. and Lives.' The Love Bomb, Penguin / Faber and Faber, London, 2003 James Fenton's 'Introduction' in full. Please continue to help us support the fight against dementia. of William Hazlitt: The First Modern Man, by Duncan Wu;

Times Literary Supplement, 22 November 2006. Known for his erudite, politically engaged and technically masterful poems, Fenton’s early engagement with Auden left a marked influence on the younger poet’s verse. [Children in Exile: Poems 1968-1984]. Forbes singled out “Jerusalem,” which he felt “captures the terror and weight of symbolism impacted into one small city.” Don Bogen in Nation, citing the same poem, described Fenton as “something of a warrior archaeologist himself…he builds his strongest poems around repeating patterns of history—oppression and retaliation; tyranny, revolution and new tyranny—using repetition in his verse forms and word choices to outline the nightmare cycles.” Paul Theroux has said about his long poem 'The Memory of War' (1982): James Fenton's poems "are passionate and personal; they can also be extremely funny and violent; they are always full of the pleasures of the language." on need for a complete edition of the works of TS Eliot]. Selected Poems, Penguin, London, 2006, Looking into the vase, into the calyx, into the water drop,Looking into the throat of the flower, at the pollen …, I wake in the night with a start.A log settles in the grateAnd what was that?A cat? is to hear poets reading their work and about how regrettable it (Selected / In Progress ...). Auden. Fenton's special Poetry Archive webpage, purchase Bishop's Christian Sin, The The Blue Vein River is broad and deep. The poem was published as a pamphlet, a form Fenton prefers, in 1968. Up Hazlitt', New York Review of Books 56.11 (2 July 2009)

the New York Times website to listen to the poem (3 mins).

The of him reading the poems 'Wind', 'Blood and Lead', 'Jerusalem', and

'A A rat?I hate them both with all my heart.What business have they being up so late?And what about that ...... more », Looking into the vase, into the calyx, into the water drop,Looking into the throat of the flower, at the pollen stain,I can see the ambush love sprung once in the summery wood.I can see the ...... more », Was that your idea of love?Was that your idea of love?Those brilliantly confected lies -They hit me straight between the eyes.Was that your idea of love?That endless digging for the ...... more ». His work is enacted in the midst of our world and is full of political and social charges.

Others remain true to commemorating historical moments, such as the rise of Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini in 1980, or the crackdown on student dissidents that occurred in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989. He is also the author of Leonardo’s Nephew: Essays on Art and Artist (1998), a book on gardening, A Garden from a Hundred Packs of Seed (2002), and a history of the Royal Academy of Arts, School of Genius (2006). 73.3 (September 1983): 12-16. You can also purchase James Fenton.

Put Thou Thy Tears Into My Bottle, Sycamore Press, Oxford, 1969 (22 February 2007): 7 [Fenton on W. H. Auden]. James Fenton is one of the most acknowledged poets in England. Please support this website by adding us to your whitelist in your ad blocker. Penguin, 2006 / 224 pages A collection of love poems that I believe has something for everyone. Visit Helix 17 (1984): 104-09 [The Memory of War]. The title poem of Children in Exile pays homage to a group of youngsters from Cambodia who found themselves living in Italy with an adopted family—friends of Fenton’s—after their country’s political turmoil in the 1970s.

Row (BBC Radio 4) -- 13 June 2002, Articles & Essays 'The Auden and Robert Graves. been properly recorded. Lavinia Greenlaw. search. of War and Children in Exile as well as later work from

The Guardian (3 February 2007): 4 [Fenton Farrar Straus Giroux / 192 pages. Poet Laureate in 1999, and the recording producer, Richard New Republic Donate Donate. His work is enacted in the midst of our world and is full of political and social charges. U.K. Need to Complete', The Guardian, 17 November 2007 [Fenton James Fenton's 'Introduction' in full, Read Auden, combines a powerful narrative tone with great poetic sophistication. Fenton returned briefly to England as a political reporter for the New Statesmen, and then spent a year in Germany as a correspondent for the Guardian. poems to opera libretti. After struggling through a long stretch of Robert Browning I realised I don't particularly like anthologies arranged alphabetically by author. After winning an Eric Gregory award for his first full-length collection Terminal Moraine (1972), Fenton used the prize money to travel to Southeast Asia, where he worked as a freelance reporter. (Selected / In Progress ...). New Statesman reviewer Peter Forbes found in it evidence of “a radical change of style,” with many of the poems far more abstract in composition, a contrast to Fenton’s previous reliance on narrative structure. Wouldn't consider them all must-reads though. Fenton's special Poetry Archive webpage and listen to recordings recent unpublished poems. ... James Fenton - James Fenton Poems - Poem Hunter. He added, “I can’t help hoping that Fenton will slough off a little more frequently the pose of left-handed diffidence that has admittedly served him so well, and accept the mantle of his greatness, overbearing as it might be.”. an audio CD of Fenton reading 18 of his best poems, Read 'Jerusalem' (18 [Rev. Although with its length there are numerous good things in it but how anybody can leave out Thomas Hardy's greatest love poem The Voice beats me. 'Jazzing 'The Read

Already in his earliest poems, 'Our Western Furniture' for example, which is about the clash between American and Japanese culture, he displays his engagement. Its “eerie final section creates an unforgettable, muted image for the huge suffering and suggests the way Fenton’s own reticent imagination has found its most impressive expression,” noted the Contemporary Poets essay. Covering the American withdrawal from Vietnam, Fenton also witnessed the fall of the Lon Nol regime in Cambodia. To see what your friends thought of this book. (15 May 2009) [Fenton on Derek Walcott].

'Fenton Be the first to ask a question about The New Faber Book of Love Poems. His multicultural interests give him, so to speak, the right tools for writing contemporary and public poetry that, because of his mastery, are nevertheless not confined to one period. Our Western Furniture, Sycamore Press, Oxford, 1968 Looking into the vase, into the calyx, into the water drop, Looking into the throat of the flower, at the pollen stain, I can see the ambush love sprung once in the summery wood.

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is the first full selection of his poems to be published, and represents

Craig Raine (The Guardian). Before then, he had already been Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. a recording studio, between Andrew Motion, soon after he became Official Website Since 2005, Visit Thank you for your support . Gitzen, Julian. The poem, which is about the catastrophic meeting of American and Japanese forces in the mid-nineteenth century, displays many of the themes and techniques that would preoccupy Fenton for the rest of his career. In 2007, Fenton was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. Read all poems of James Fenton and infos about James Fenton. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Voice of His Own.'

New York The branches creak and the shadows leap. In 2007, Fenton was awarded the Queen's. There are poems by men about women, women about men, men about men and women about women - in short, something for everyone, and a must-have for everyone's bookshelf.