IV.3: Elimination Dancing
IX.2: I imagine her turning up on my doorstep and saying; This is the vessel
X.1: A prayer on behalf of me and Bill; Buddleia
I.2: The Poetry of Geoffrey Hill
L. P. Hartley (OCEL)
Novelist of English social and family life.
1922: Disparity in Despair
Won the Newdigate Prize 1929 for "Sands of Egypt".
1928: The Leaf and The Wind; 'Voici que les jardins de la Nuit vont fleurir'
W. J. Harvey
1949: Elegy for Sidney Keyes
1950: De Natura Chameleonis; The Green Garden
H. C. Harwood
1915: From the Youth of all Nations; The Prayer of the Virgin Mary
1916, as Cecil Harwood: February-A Bright Morning; Married; Premonitions
1917: Call of the Dead; Return
1918: Incompatibility; Dedication, of an Unwritten Masterpiece, to a Woman As Yet Unknown
Christopher Hassall (OCEL)
Poet; biographer; librettist for Ivor Novello and William Walton.
1932: The Ego
J. A. Hawke-Genn
1942-1943: The Child
X.2: Fuel for Diarists: Virginia Woolf's cuisine
1955: To the Sea; The Hills
1942-1943: The Poet
II.2: Review of his book "Station Island" by John Lanchester
V.1: Robert Frost's "Sweetest Dream": from the lecture given as Professor of Poetry on 26 October 1989; Resin; The Point
VIII.1: Two Lorries
IX.1: Judge's report on the Richard Ellmann Prize
IX.2: Critic Laureate? A Review by Terry Eagleton of "The Redress of Poetry" by Seamus Heaney
Won the Newdigate Prize 1911 for "Achilles".
1910-1913: The Crimson Box
John Heath-Stubbs (OCEL) (OCTCP)
Poet, much influenced by ancient art. Assistant editor of OP 1942-3 and co-editor, with Sidney Keyes, of "Eight Oxford Poets" (1941), the equivalent of OP in its year.
1942-1943: Tchaikowskian Poem
V.1: The Properties of Stone: a review of "Poems 1954-1987" and "The First Earthquake", by Peter Redgrove
Dorothy Alexander Heinlein
I. L. Henderson
1923: Starless Night; Smuggler's Ghost
V.3: The Flowers of Leningrad
II.3: Credit Union; Brownie Point
III.1: Taberdar's Disease
VI.2: On This Day
Nancy A. Henry
VII.1: Good Morning; The Desk
VIII.1: A634 NKX
VIII.3: One Summer; Opening Up (1976)
IX.2: Burning Old Loves; Mother
A. P. Herbert (OCEL)
Later Sir Alan. Legal humorist; war memoirist, decorated at Gallipoli, 1916 and invalided out; the last MP for Oxford University (1935-50), before Oxford and Cambridge lost the right to their own representatives in Parliament. "I suppose I have written more verse that any Briton alive"; light verse, mostly appearing in "Punch" across a period of sixty years.
1910-1913: A Fish out of Water; Yuletide Yarns
1936: Sensation on Stalling an Aeroplane
W. N. Herbert
VII.1: Flesh locks; Repellant mask
VII.1: Datchie Sesames: a review by Jamie McKendrick of "The Faber Book of Twentieth Century Scottish Poetry", ed. Douglas Dunn; "Collected Poems", by Iain Crichton Smith; and "Sharawaggi" by Robert Crawford and W. N. Herbert.
VII.3: Making Spaces: an Interview of Thomas A. Clark
I.2: A Firm Persuasion
I.3: A Small One; Bandits; The Drowning Lake; Kitchen Wood; Tonight
II.3: A Short World History (for Nick)
III.1: Lost; Line
IV.2: The operations of the heart (after Bellow)
IV.3: Distant Relations
VI.2: From "Excavations
1948: Suburban Children
1918: "You lit your cigarette from mine"; Ave Atque Vale
R. M. Hewitt
1918: Iter Persicum; Gaudium in Coelo
Bertram Higgins (OCTCP)
Australian modernist poet; but spent 1922-30 as a book reviewer in London.
1919, as B. Higgins: Gallipoli: An Epitaph; Eventide
1920, as B. Higgins: One Soldier
1921: White Magic
1922: Ariel; Ambition; My Brother; Truth and Reality; The Eagle
Rita Ann Higgins
III.3: The K.K.K. of Kastle Park; Second Thoughts
1937: "The Glorious Dead"
1930: On Lord Mosenheimer's Mansion
1931: Urban Eclogue; City Children; Tennis Tournament
E. E. St L. Hill
Geoffrey Hill (editor 1953) (OCEL) (OCTCP)
Poet of theological modernism, now resident in America and considered a canonical figure, but whose work was hardly read until the late 1960s. His first book, "For the Unfallen: Poems 1952-58", was followed by an Eric Gregory award in 1961.
1952: Pentecost; Saint Cuthbert on Farne Island
1953: Genesis; Merlin; The Bidden Guest; Holy Thursday
1954: In Memory of Jane Fraser; An Ark on the Flood; Prospero and Ariel; Gideon at the Well
I.2: Article "The Poetry of Geoffrey Hill" by Henry Hart
1929: Nonsense Song; Nonsense Fragment; The Deserted Astronomer; Cogito ergo morior
Not, alas, the England cricketer of the same name.
1949: River; Napoleonism
J. C. Hobson
Killed in action near St Julien, Belgium, 31 July 1917.
1948: "Slumber an hour. Be held"; Through Optic Glass; Caryl Wills
C. Gouverneur Hoffman
1916: Meditation on the Berkshire Downs; The Answer; The Seer
X.2: Circular Letter, beginning the Rainer Maria Rilke Translation Seminar
X.2: Hand-Inside (transliteration of "Handinneres" by Rainer Maria Rilke), with notes; Abishag (transliteration of "Abisag" by Rainer Maria Rilke), with notes
III.1: Withdrawn from Circulation
Anthony de Hoghton
1946:No 1: The Country Wife; Poem "The daffodils are dead, the murderous summer"
V.3: A Life Revisited: a review by Karen Leeder of Friedrich Hölderlin, "Selected Poems", translated by David Constantine
VI.1: Hope ['An Die Hofnung', translated by Tim Turner and Martyn Crucefix]
Conservative MP; memoirist of "Oxford in the Twenties", i.e., of Evelyn Waugh, Harold Acton and their set.
1923, as M. C. Hollis: Epitaphs
1928: Sebastian; Song, From _The Mermaid Tavern_
1929, as H. Christopher Holme: Marine Humours; Lost Illusions
1930: In a Seaside Town
Winifred Holtby (OCEL)
Novelist; feminist; close friend of Vera Brittain and, like her, served in France during the war.
1920: The Dead Man
Francis Hope (editor 1960)
H. J. Hope
1919: The Patrol; The Monk's Fancy; An Alpine Picture
1948: Three Excerpts from "A King Will Die"
Oxford contemporaries record Howard as a considerable talent dissipating itself in party-going; after bohemian wanderings, took his own life in remorse for the accidental death of his latest lover. His biography is subtitled "Portrait of a Failure". Both of Howard's OP poems compare sounds to the rubbing together of biscuits.
1924: Scenic Railway; Panorama seen by the young American woman sleeping
M. E. Howard
VI.1: Tourists in the Harz, Summer 1990
1937: New Year; Individual Despair; Interlude
P. J. F. Howarth
1936: The Year's Harvest; Fortune
C. J. Pennethorpe Hughes
II.2: Double Indemnity
V.2: The Ballycastle Seraph
VI.2: Murder: American Style
V.1: Coach Poem
Richard Hughes (editor 1921) (OCEL)
Novelist and playwright; author of the first radio play ever broadcast ("Danger"; BBC, 1924).
1920, as R. W. Hughes: The Rolling Saint; The Song of Proud James
1921: Preface; Singing Furies; The Sermon; Tramp; Gratitude; Judy; Ruin
1922: Gaza; Isaac Ball; The Jumping Bean
X.1: Governing a Life: a review by Tim Kendall of "Birthday Letters" by Ted Hughes
VIII.1: The Playing Boys (after Giulio Romano); Mister Rude; "What is this-"
VIII.1: Fragment 356 [a parody of literary annotation]
Aldous Huxley (editor 1916) (OCEL) (OCTCP)
Half-satirical novelist, best known for "Brave New World" (1932). His Mallarmé translation was written over winter 1917 while staying at Lady Ottoline Morrell's country house at Garsington.
1915, as A. L. Huxley: Home-Sickness... From the Town
1916, as A. L. Huxley: Mole; The Picture Shop; The Wheel
1917, as A. L. Huxley: L'Après-Midi d'un Faune (From the French of Stéphane Mallarmé)
1918: Two Songs; Song of Poplars
Copyright Oxford Poetry 2000. Pictured above: Sketch of W. H. Auden as a teacher at the Downs School, c. 1933