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Module Reading List

Poetry: Reading and Interpretation, 2021/22, Semester 1
Dr Alison Searle
A.A.Searle@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Primary Reading

The Norton Anthology of Poetry, 6th Edition, ed. Margaret Ferguson et al (Norton and Co. 2018).   

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Secondary Reading

Simon Armitage, The Unaccompanied (London: Faber, 2017)

Derek Attridge, Poetic rhythm: an introduction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)

Richard R. Borzorth, ‘Naming the Unnameable: Lesbian and Gay Love Poetry’ in The Cambridge Companion to Gay and Lesbian Writing.

Vahni Capildeo, Measures of Expatriation (Manchester : Carcanet, 2016)

Thomas Carper and Derek Attridge, Meter and meaning: an introduction to rhythm in poetry (New York: Routledge, 2003)

Terry Eagleton, How to read a poem (London: Blackwell, 2002)

James Fenton, An introduction to English poetry (London: Viking, 2002)

Paul Fussell, Poetic meter and poetic form (New York: McGraw Hill, 1965)

Reginald Gibbons, How poems think (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2015)

John Gibson, ed. The philosophy of poetry (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015)

Roland Green, Stephen Cushman, et al, eds. The Princeton encyclopedia of poetry and poetics (Princeton: Princeton Reference, 2012)    

John Lennard, The Poetry Handbook, 2nd Edition, (Oxford: OUP, 2005)

Stephen Matterson and Darryl Jones, Studying poetry (London: Hodder Headline, 2000)

Ruth Padel, 52 ways of looking at a poem: a poem for every week of the year (London: Vintage, 2004)

Jay Parini, Why poetry matters (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008)

Philip Davies Roberts, How poetry works (London: Penguin, 2000)

Nicholas Roe, ed.   Romanticism : an Oxford guide (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005)

Carrie Smith and Lisa Stead, eds. The boundaries of the literary archive: reclamation and representation (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013)

Rhian Williams, The poetry toolkit : the essential guide to studying poetry (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013)

William Wordsworth, 'Preface' to the Lyrical Ballads (1801). https://www.bartleby.com/39/36.html

This list was last updated on 11/08/2021