Tim Kendall

University of Exeter
I am Professor of English at the University of Exeter. I have written mainly on twentieth-century poetry from Britain, Ireland and America. My most recent publications have focused on war poetry: Modern English War Poetry, a monograph, appeared from Oxford University Press in 2006; and in early 2007 The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry, a 37-essay collection which I edited, came from the same publisher. Previous works include studies of Sylvia Plath and Paul Muldoon. My monograph, The Art of Robert Frost, is forthcoming from Yale University Press in April 2012. I am currently completing an anthology of First World War poetry for Oxford World's Classics. Also under contract are a book on war poetry for OUP's Very Short Introductions series, and (with Philip Lancaster) a three-volume edition of Ivor Gurney's Complete Poems for Oxford English Texts. An essay on Charlotte Mew is forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry.

Ivor Gurney, Isaac Rosenberg, Wilfred Owen

Last Remembrance Day saw the publication of a new Penguin anthology. Three Poets of the First World War: Ivor Gurney, Isaac Rosenberg, Wilfred Owen is edited by Jon Stallworthy and Jane Potter. The book can be strongly recommended, not only … Continue reading

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War Horse Poetry

Poetry of the First World War mentions horses rarely. Hardy’s ‘In Time of “The Breaking of Nations”‘ and Thomas’s ‘As the team’s head-brass’ describe horses ploughing the English countryside, and there are passing references to horses at the Front in … Continue reading

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Combat Gnosticism and the Woman Poets

James Campbell’s ‘Combat Gnosticism: The Ideology of First World War Poetry Criticism’ ranks among the best and most provocative essays I have read on the poetry of the First World War. If you have access through Project Muse (linked above), … Continue reading

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