Oxford Poetry Vol III No 1 (Winter 1986)

From Fairie to the Somme: 1910-1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923
Into the Waste Land: 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932
New Age: 1936 1937
War and Movement: 1942-1943 1946:No 1 1946:No 2 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952
The Fantasy: 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1959 1960
"Fortnightly": 1970:No 1 1970:No 2 1970:No 3
Magazine: I.1 I.2 I.3 II.1 II.2 II.3 III.1 III.2 III.3 IV.1 IV.2 IV.3
Fin de siècle: V.1 V.2 V.3 VI.1 VI.2 VI.3 VII.1 VII.2 VII.3 VIII.1 VIII.2 VIII.3 IX.1 IX.2
Rebound: X.1 X.2 X.3 XI.1

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Published by Magdalen College 52pp
edited by Mark Ford, Nicholas Jenkins, John Lanchester, Elise Paschen
no preface

This was the first issue to have a declared theme: Younger American Poets. Poems were sought out from eight, then fairly new, American writers, and presented with biographical notes, making a mini-anthology.


David Bottoms: Arcana Mundi; Under the Vulture-Tree;

Katha Pollitt: Maya (for Anna Fels);

Gary Soto: The Party-Time Ashtray;

Michael Blumenthal: For|Against;

David Wojahn: Satin Doll;

Maura Stanton: Little-Known Birl of The Inner Eye (after the picture by Morris Graves);

Douglas Crase: True Solar Holiday;

Jay Perini: Things of this world;

Paul Muldoon: Interview by Claire Wills, Nicholas Jenkins and John Lanchester; Something Else;

Stephen Romer: A Letter Not Sent;

Alan Jenkins: The Old Order;

Peter McDonald: The dog;

Michael Hofmann: Withdrawn from Circulation;

Julie O'Callaghan: Getting Through the Night;

Richard Bush: Dying 1952;

Mick Herron: Lost; Line;

Celia Bland: My Grandfather's Funeral;

Amy Clampitt: Interview by Elise Paschen; Runes, Blurs, Sap Rising;

Glyn Maxwell: Girl On Ship Says; The Wreck Risen; Hello;

Gavin Ewart: Three of the Songs and Sonnets of Ruperta Bear (1. Death and the Child; 2. Oral Love Song; 3. Every Word Counts);

Peter Forbes: The South Country;

Gwyneth Lewis: Parable of the Awkward Woman [translated from the Welsh by the author];

Hossein Amini: Gaugin Enchantée;

Michael Henry: Taberdar's Disease;

Hilary Davies: "The river bends...";

Y. S. A. Nwachukwu: A Son's Lament;

Peter Reading: Scolopax rusticola;

N. S. Thompson: Judge's report on the Cavalcanti Translation Competition;

Cavalcanti: Sonneto 1 [translated by W. N. Herbert into Scots, with a dictionary attached: winning entry in the Translation Competition];

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