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Simon Rae
I.3: Icarus
II.1: Monologue in a Library Window

Craig Raine
II.1: A Cornish Beach

Walter Raleigh (OCEL)
The first Oxford Professor of English Literature, appointed 1904.
1914: Introduction

Deborah Randall
V.1: Angels

Michell Raper
1950: Atlantis; The sleep of children in a troubled time
1951: The Garden; Dance in the Desert; Prothalamium; In the Drought; The Adventurous

Tom Raphael
VII.1: The Promised Land: An Interview with Tom Paulin

Tom Rawling
II.1: White Gloves

P. S. Rawson
1942-1943: Image

Arthur E. E. Reade
Won the
Newdigate Prize 1905 for "Garibaldi".
1922: The banished Rebel

Peter Reading
II.3: Scoop; Epicedium
III.1: Scolopax rusticola
V.3: An Interview by Robert Potts; From Evagatory ["Edge of black Baltic, night, north-easter"; "...dawn of each day I bewail my sorrows"]
VIII.2: Disappearer: a review by Sam Leith of "Last Poems" by Peter Reading
IX.1: Lucretian

Peter Redgrove
II.1: Seaside Clinic
II.3: Opulent
V.1: The Properties of Stone: "Poems 1954-1987" and "The First Earthquake", reviewed by Malcolm Hebron

John Redmond
VII.2: War and Peace; High Table
VII.3: Feenish Island; Bottleship
VIII.1: War and Peace [reprinted as winner of Richard Ellmann Prize]
VIII.1: The Irish for No: a review of "The History of Rain", by Conor O'Callaghan, and "The Irish Card", by Brendan Cleary

Henry Reed
VI.2: The Hollow Men: a review by David Pascoe of "Uncollected Poems", by Basil Bunting, ed. Richard Caddel, and "Collected Poems", by Henry Reed, ed. Jon Stallworthy

John Reed
1953: Ballad of the Forbidden Fruit

Goronwy Rees
Gifted autobiographer; journalist; Welsh University principal. He wrote his first novel, "The Summer Flood" (1932) as an undergraduate.
1930: Salamander; Fire
1931: The Landscape Failing; The Seasons' Fool; To -

Kate Reeves (editor VI.3, VII.1, VII.2)
VI.3: We are Certainly Doomed: a review of "Serious Concerns" by Wendy Cope

Hilda Reid
1919, as H. S. Reid: A Dream
1920: The Magnanamity of Beasts

Elizabeth Rendall
1915: Franklin Kane; A Ballad of Doom; The Return
1916: "The Soil Hath Stretch'd It"; Epitaph on a child born blind, Sunday, May 1st, 1912
1917: My Soul is an Infanta (From the French of Albert Samain)
1919, as E. Rendall: Epitaph (For Julia)

Oliver Reynolds
II.3: Pondered

Margaret E. Rhodes
1936: Haunted

L. Rice-Oxley
1914: Evening by a Lake
1915: Night; Petrol, Night, and a Road (To C. P. H. and the B. S. A.)
1918: The Opening of the Grave of Arthur and Guinevere at Glastonbury

Nicola Richards (editor I.1, I.2)

Joanna Richardson
Translator and biographer of French poets, notably Baudelaire for the Penguin edition.
1946:No 2: Dover-Victoria

Edgell Rickword (OCEL) (OCTCP)
Poet, critic and editor. "Trench Poets" has been much anthologised and can be read, for instance, in the Faber Book of War Poetry.
1920: Intimacy; Crave Joys; Advice to a Girl from the Wars; Yegor; Strange Elements
1921: Complaint of a Tadpole confined in a jam-jar; Regret for the Depopulation of Rural Districts; Desire; Trench Poets; Winter Prophecies

Maurice Roy Ridley
The physical original of Lord Peter Wimsey, hero of the detective novels of
Dorothy L. Sayers, after she saw him read his Newdigate Prize-winning poem "Oxford" at the Encaenia ceremony, July 1913. Ridley became a college chaplain.
1910-1913: Summer and Winter; The Return

Rainer Maria Rilke (OCEL)
German lyric poet (1875-1926).
1942-1943: "The hour slips from me: wingbeats of the hour" [translated Sidney Keyes]
I.3: An Archaic Torso of Apollo [translated by Nuala O'Farrell, winner of Translation Competition]; Antique Fragment of an Apollo [translated by John Fuller, placed second]; An Ancient Torso of Apollo (after Rilke) [translated by Roy Fuller, placed third]
X.1: The Parrot House [translated by Jamie McKendrick]
X.2: Handinneres (original German text); Hand-Inside (transliteration and notes by Michael Hoffman); Palm Of The Hand (translation by Alistair Elliot); The Lunatics (translation of "Die Irren" by John Kinsella); Abisag (original German text); Abishag (transliteration and notes by Michael Hoffman); Abishag (translation by Alistair Elliot); Abishag (translation by Elaine Feinstein); Abishag (translation by John Kinsella); Abishag (translation by Jo Shapcott)
X.3: Abishag (translated by W. D. Jackson)

Arthur Rimbaud (OCEL)
French poet (1854-91) and vagabond; had already given up writing verse at 20, the typical age of an OP contributor. "Had Rimbaud been known in England we should have been spared Georgian Poetry" (
Harold Acton). These poems, translated by a staff officer serving on the Western Front, both speak to the pity of the War of 1870: which must have been much on the minds of staff officers on the Western Front.
1916: "Le Dormeur du Val" [translated Eric Earnshaw Smith]; "Le Mal" [translated Eric Earnshaw Smith]

Mario Rinvolucri
1960: Black Bread

Maurice Riordan
VI.1: Rural Electrification 1956; Keeper
VIII.1: Lines to His New Instructress
VIII.3: Black Gold: a review by Selina Guinness of "A Word from the Loki", by Maurice Riordan, and "Truffle Beds", by Katherine Pierpoint

Brian Roberts
1928: Sonnet; The New Jerusalem

Frederick G. Roberts
1928: White, White Ivory

Kenneth Robinson
1947: Occupation
1948: Thought for Monday

Nigel Maltby Robinson
1928: The House that Jack Built; Still Tall Chimney Stacks

Peter Robinson
VII.2: The Cold
VIII.1: Through Frosted Glass: an Interview by Ian Sansom

R. Robinson
1924: Such and Such; The Uses of Poetry; A Man would Rejoice...

Edouard Roditi
See the entry on
Clere Parsons. American poet who grew up in Paris but was educated in England; one of several with a claim to have founded the Oxford University Poetry Society.
1929: Poem; Hand

Stephen Romer
III.1: A Letter Not Sent
VII.1: Honouring the Vertical Man: an Interview by Ian Samson; Hibernation; Smolny

Alan Rook (OCTCP)
Assistant editor for New Oxford Poetry 1936. Poet of the Second World War; subsequently, wine trader.
1936: Day, O My Day; Poem ("Have I brought Joy, to slay her at his feet?")

Mark Roper
VII.3: Honey

Benjamin Rosenbaum
1925: Broken Lines

John Ross
1928, as J. M. Ross: Shabbington Wood
1929, as J. M. Ross: The Owl's Unheard Song; Wadham Garden
1930: The Looking Glass

Raymond Ross
V.1: Souvenir

Michèle le Roux
I.3: Baths

Maurice Rowdon
1942-1943: The Brazen Shoot

Dorothy H. Rowe
1914: Asleep; Morpheus
1915: An Old Rhyme Re-Sung ("...Here Comes an Old Soldier...")

A. L. Rowse (OCEL)
Cornish poet and Tudor historian.
1923: Night and the Shadows
1924: The Shadow on the Glass
1925: Into a Quiet, Lonely Place; The Village

Carol Rumens
II.3: Interview by Elise Paschen; Second Lives

J. M. Russell
1950: Parable of the Fall; Sonnet; The Single Nature of the Beast

Copyright Oxford Poetry 2000. Pictured above: Sketch of W. H. Auden as a teacher at the Downs School, c. 1933