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while C.H. Sisson was once 20, he gave up writing poems. He started once again in his 30s below the tension of war-time, stationed in India. Verse got here intermittently, exiguously; the majority of his early writing in translation ('fishing in different men's waters' he calls it), prose essays and fiction. within the Sixties his poems began appearing. The London Zoo - his first significant e-book - used to be released in 1961 while the poet was once forty seven. due to the fact that point his position has grown safe: he's one of many few direct English heirs of the good Modernists, a poet who grounds the large energies of that circulation in English landscapes, particularly these of Somerset, and reconciles the legacies of Eliot and Pound at the one hand and of Hardy and Edward Thomas at the different. The epigraph of his 1984 gathered Poems, which this quantity updates and corrects, used to be from John Gower: O gentile Engleterre, a toi j'escrits.

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