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Articles by Clive James on Poetry and Poets


[ Archive editor's temporary note : this POETRY section has been completed in advance of the BOOKS section of the archive. Most of the links on this 'Articles on Poetry' page reference material to be included under 'BOOKS'. For this reason, during the archive's construction many will return a 'File Not Found' error. All will be resolved in due course — see the archive's introductory page — SJB ]


Listening For the Flavour: A Poetry Notebook (on Hart Crane, Robert Frost and Charles Olson)

Five Favourite Poetry Books (on W.H. Auden, Robert Frost, W.B. Yeats, and Richard Wilbur)

The Velvet Shackles of a Reputation

Break, Blow, Burn by Camilla Paglia

The Australian Poetic Republic (on David Campbell, Bruce Dawe, Gwen Harwood, Philip Hodgins, A.D. Hope, Francis Hope, David Malouf, James McAuley, Les Murray, Thomas Shapcott, Douglas Stewart, Kenneth Slessor, Alan Wearne, Judith Wright)


Kingsley Amis (2007)

The Examined Life of Kingsley Amis (1979)

W.H. Auden and Cecil Day-Lewis

John Betjeman: Supplier of Verses

Elizabeth Bishop: Everything’s Rainbow

Christopher Brennan

E.E. Cummings: An Instrument to Measure Spring

T.S. Eliot

The Meaning of Recognition (on Philip Hodgins)

A.D. Hope (2006)

A.D. Hope (1970)

Sidney Keyes and Keith Douglas

Philip Larkin

Meeting MacNeice (on Louis MacNeice)

Les Murray

Peter Porter

The Arrow Has Not Two Points (on Ezra Pound)

Kenneth Slessor’s Importance

Sniper-Style: W.D. Snodgrass

A Reason for Translation (on Ted Walker)

Kid Gloves: Richard Wilbur