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Anthology of 20th Century English Poetry (Part III): Authors Reading Their Own Poetry

Various Artists
Anthology of 20th Century English Poetry (Part III): Authors Reading Their Own Poetry

Bringing together English poets of the mid-20th century, this album showcases the poets’ work and style of writing. Poets on this album are Kingsley Amis, Thomas Blackburn, Charles Causley, Donald Davie, D.J. Enright, Thom Gunn, John Heath-Stubbs, Ted Hughes, Elizabeth Jennings, Philip Larkin, Edward Lucie-Smith, George MacBeth, Peter Porter, Vernon Scannell, and John Wain. Encouraging expression and reminiscence, poem topics include childhood memories and life experiences. Liner notes include an explanation of the increasing popularity of poetry readings and an explanation of the diverse topics of the album selections.

Track Listing

101
A Smell of Burning / Hospital for Defectives Thomas Blackburn 2:35
102
The Ballad of Nosey Bent / Child's Song Charles Causley 2:42
103
Titus and Berenice / Bryant Park, New York John Heath-Stubbs 2:51
104
The Noodle Vendor's Flute D.J. Enright 2:04
105
A Song of Experience / Nocturne Kingsley Amis 2:50
106
An Arundel Tomb / Mr. Bleaney Philip Larkin 3:48
107
To a Brother in the Mystery, circa 1290 Donald Davie 3:48
108
The Telephone Number Vernon Scannell 2:07
201
Dead Dog Vernon Scannell 1:01
202
Time Was John Wain 4:04
203
For a Child Born Dead / The Shot Elizabeth Jennings 2:04
204
The Annihilation of Nothing / Innocence Thom Gunn 2:48
205
What a Lying Lot the Writers Are / Somme and Flanders Peter Porter 2:52
206
The Hawk in the Rain / Hawk Roosting Ted Hughes 2:51
207
The Miner's Helmet / The Absentees George MacBeth 3:06
208
The Lesson / On Looking at Stubb's Anatomy of the Horse Edward Lucie-Smith 2:55

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