Readership: Readers, writers,
teachers, and scholars of poetry.
Robert Crawford, Professor of Modern Scottish Literature, University of St Andrews.
Review(s) from previous edition"Crawford's descriptions are eloquent. - Michael Schmidt, The Independent
"This book opens intellectual borders . . . Crawford comes out as a poet in the first person, breaking with "impersonality", demanding a place in the story . . . This "I" makes the book beguiling and accountable." - Michael Schmidt, The Independent
"Crawford amusingly exposes the persistent "wild man" pose of some poets - Frost and Yeats in particular . . . He speaks up convincingly for several marginalized figures; there is an excellent discussion of Hugh MacDiarmid's later poetry." - Jeremy Noel-Tod, Times Literary Supplement
"Endlessly fascinating and provocative book . . . The Modern Poet is an important book. Impeccably researched and passionately argued, it isn't a dry contribution to bibliography but a call to imaginative action." - Brian Morton, Sunday Herald
1: The Invention of the Modern Poet
2: Acts of Judgement: Making a National Body of Poetry
4: Modernist Cybernetics and the Poetry of Knowledge
5: Men, Women, and American Classrooms
Coda: The Poet's Work