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Inspired by Penguin's enormously successful '60s series of the same name, the Penguin Modern Poets are succinct, collectible, lovingly-assembled guides to the extraordinary richness and diversity of contemporary poetry, from the UK, America and beyond.

The Penguin Modern Poets are succinct guides to the richness and diversity of contemporary poetry. Every volume brings together representative selections from the work of three poets now writing, allowing the curious reader and the seasoned lover of poetry to encounter the most exciting voices of our moment.
". . . And I was grown up, with your face on,
heating spice after spice to smoke out the smell of books, to burn
the taste buds off this bitten tongue, avoid ever speaking of you."
- Emily Berry, 'Her Inheritance'
"If you are not the free person you want to be you must find a place to tell the truth about that. To tell how things go for you."
- Anne Carson, 'Candor'
"I had a moment there
among the balustrades
and once that moment had expired
it graduated
from a moment to a life"
- Sophie Collins, 'Dear No. 24601'

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780141982694

    September 1, 2016

    Penguin General UK (UK Adult)

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook

    9780141982700

    July 28, 2016

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

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  • EBook

    9780141985534

    July 28, 2016

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

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Also by Anne Carson

Float
Red Doc>
Decreation
The Beauty Of The Husband
Men In The Off Hours
Plainwater
Autobiography Of Red
Glass And God

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