The poems include global references from a culture in which foreign books and the internet are regarded with suspicion and where censorship is an industry. The poets have been ingenious in their use of metaphor to escape surveillance and censorship, writi
Class warfare, the last vestiges of Empire, generational conflict, the importance of the dialect of Northern England, international politics, fathers and sons, mothers and sons: Tony Harrison ranges through them all, with rage and fearlessness.
This indispensable new selection of Tony Harrison's poems includes over sixty poems from his famous sonnet sequence The School of Eloquence and the remarkable long poem 'v.', a meditation in a vandalized Leeds graveyard which caused enormous controversy w
Long faced by the permafrost of dictatorship, Burma's poets have deployed metaphor to ingenious effect The modernist phase of Burmese poetry, known as khitsan (meaning "testing the times"), emerged in the 1930s from Rangoon University and was associated