CHILDREN OF ALBION: POETRY OF THE UNDERGROUND IN BRITAIN.

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CHILDREN OF ALBION: POETRY OF THE UNDERGROUND IN BRITAIN.

Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1969. Ed. Michael Horovitz. First edition, American issue. Wrps., 382pp. Front cover features a detail from 'Glad Day', an engraving by William Blake. Includes "England" (5pp.), a long poem by Piero Heliczer.

An important and influential anthology, containing the work of 63 poets, and a kind of manifesto for New Departures, which had first appeared ten years earlier: "These are the energies which have almost completely dispelled the arid critical climate of the fifties and engineered a fresh renaissance of 'the voice of the Bard' ".

Also: Pete Brown; Tom Raworth; Gael Turnbull; Edwin Morgan; Tom Pickard; Alexander Trocchi; Michael X; Ian Hamilton Finlay; Lee Harwood; Anselm Hollo; Adrian Mitchell; Libby Houston; Roy Fisher; Spike Hawkins; Andrew Crozier; Johnny Byrne; Anna Lovell; and the editor, who adds "a Blakean cornucopia of 'afterwords' which trace the development of oral and jazz poetry".

Pages slightly tanned, o/w a Near Fine, unread copy.

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