By Alan Robinson

The writer explores the effect on poetic perform within the Seventies and Eighties of contemporary theoretical advancements, delivering a feedback of the most recent paintings of Seamus Heaney and of more youthful poets together with Michael Hofmann and James Fenton, reassessing lifestyles on Mars and supplying retrospective surveys of Fleur Adcock, Douglas Dunn, Geoffrey Hill, Tom Paulin and Anne Stevenson.

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