By John Berryman
Faber are happy to announce the relaunch of the poetry checklist - beginning in Spring 2001 and carrying on with, with book dates every month, for the remainder of the yr. it will contain a brand new jacket layout recalling the typographic virtues of the vintage Faber poetry covers, connecting the backlist and the recent titles inside a unmarried embracing conceal answer. a huge reissue application is scheduled, to incorporate vintage person collections from every one decade, a few of that have lengthy been unavailable: Wallace Stevens's Harmonium and Ezra Pound's Personae from the Twenties; W.H. Auden's Poems (1930); Robert Lowell's existence stories from the Fifties; John Berryman's seventy seven Dream Songs and Philip Larkin's The Whitsun Weddings from the Nineteen Sixties; Ted Hughes's Gaudete and Seamus Heaney's box paintings from the Seventies; Michael Hofmann's Acrimony and Douglas Dunn's Elegies from the Nineteen Eighties. Timed to have a good time book of Seamus Heaney's new assortment, electrical mild, the relaunch is meant to re-emphasize the predominance of Faber Poetry, and to have fun a sequence which has performed a shaping position within the heritage of recent poetry for the reason that its inception within the Twenties.
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All the knobs & softnesses of, my God, the ducking & trouble it swarm on Henry, at one time. —What happen then, Mr Bones? you seems excited-like. —Fell Henry back into the original crime: art, rime besides a sense of others, my God, my God, and a jealousy for the honour (alive) of his country, what can get more odd? and discontent with the thriving gangs & pride. —What happen then, Mr Bones? —I had a most marvellous piece of luck. I died. 30 II 27 The greens of the Ganges delta foliate. Of heartless youth made late aware he pled: Brownies, please come.
What if I roiling & babbling & braining, brood on why and just sat on the fence? —I doubts you did or do. De choice is lost. —It’s fool’s gold. But I go in for that. The boy & the bear looked at each other. Man all is tossed & lost with groin-wounds by the grand bulls, cat. William Falukner’s where? ) 42 37 His malice was a pimple down his good big face, with its sly eyes. I must be sorry Mr Frost has left: I like it so less I don’t understood— he couldn’t hear or see well—all we sift— but this is a bad story.
It’s not a good position I am in. If I had to do the whole thing over again I wouldn’t. 34 29 There sat down, once, a thing on Henry’s heart só heavy, if he had a hundred years & more, & weeping, sleepless, in all them time Henry could not make good. Starts again always in Henry’s ears the little cough somewhere, an odour, a chime. And there is another thing he has in mind like a grave Sienese face a thousand years would fail to blur the still profiled reproach of. Ghastly, with open eyes, he attends, blind.