The first four-book Odes since Horace, England's nation-statehood and cultural legacy being superseded by Europeanness and globalism to elegiac feeling.
In Classical Odes Nicholas Hagger achieves a blend of poetry and history, of the traditions of Herodotus and Pausanias (both of whom visited classical sites) and of Virgil and Horace (who wrote of everyday life in the countryside). In the first four-book Odes since Horace, he addresses the concerns regarding Western civilisation of Pound, Eliot and Yeats-particularly, the concern Eliot had about the impact of Europe on the man of letters-and finds a new way of carrying them forward. He catches the mood of our time: dismay at the end of the Great Britain of Churchill and Montgomery, elegiac feeling that Englishness is being superseded by Europeanness and globalism, and Britain's hesitant fumblings for a new identity in a time of transition. Never before has Western civilization's cultural legacy been captured in verse that has such contemporary relevance.
A masque in verse celebrating the unification of the EU and Europa’s dream of a 50-state United States of Europe.
The best of Hagger’s many poems, grouped under ‘Quest for the One’ and ‘Follies and Vices’ (the two aspects of the fundamental theme of world literature).
A transformational mystical journey (through awakening, a Dark Night and purgation to illumination and a vision of the oneness of Nature and the universe) that reflects the Age: Communism, Europe and the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Peculiar, unique, unusual, elements of Cummings, Stevie Smith and Larkin cohere then fall away, in a collection of darkly clear, or clearly dark poems.
Anthology of Moon Books poets.
In this haunting debut collection, Alex Niven explores a poetic hinterland that is also a psychological and cultural wilderness.
From a dark mind to a light heart, a poetical journey of emotional and spiritual self-discovery through the years.
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