Thom Gunn - Selected Poems

Thom Gunn - Selected Poems


‘Thom Gunn smuggled the lyric tradition out of post-war Britain, and gave it cool, gracious renaissance in California. His poetry evokes the wild life of the body with madrigal-like elegance.’ - Fiona Sampson


He has been described as 'one of the most singular and compelling poets in English during the past half-century' TLS.


This hardback book of selected poems, compiled by his friend Clive Wilmer and accompanied by insightful notes, is the first edition to represent the full arc of Gunn's inimitable career. 'The poetry of Thom Gunn was much admired in his lifetime, and at the same time often misunderstood and underestimated.


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