Harold Monro: Poet of the New Age

Harold Monro: Poet of the New Age By Dominic Hibberd, Harold Monro Poet of the New Age Troubled by his complex sexuality Monro was a tormented soul whose aim was to serve the cause of poetry Dominic Hibberd s revealing and beautifully written biography will help rescue Monro from the g
  • Title: Harold Monro: Poet of the New Age
  • Author: Dominic Hibberd
  • ISBN: 9780312224219
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Harold Monro: Poet of the New Age By Dominic Hibberd, Troubled by his complex sexuality, Monro was a tormented soul whose aim was to serve the cause of poetry Dominic Hibberd s revealing and beautifully written biography will help rescue Monro from the graveyard of literary history and claim for him the recognition he deserves Poet and businessman, ascetic and alcoholic, socialist and reluctant soldier, twice married yet hoTroubled by his complex sexuality, Monro was a tormented soul whose aim was to serve the cause of poetry Dominic Hibberd s revealing and beautifully written biography will help rescue Monro from the graveyard of literary history and claim for him the recognition he deserves Poet and businessman, ascetic and alcoholic, socialist and reluctant soldier, twice married yet homosexual, Harold Monro probably did than anyone for poetry and poets in the period before and after the Great War, and yet his reward has been near oblivion Aiming to encourage the poets of the future, he befriended, among many others, T.S Eliot, Ezra Pound and the Imagists Rupert Brooke and the Georgians Marinetti the Futurist Wilfred Owen and other war poets and the noted women poets, Charlotte Mew and Amma Wickham.
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    About "Dominic Hibberd"

    1. Dominic Hibberd

      The son of a director of Coutts bank, John William Dominic Hibberd was born in Guildford on November 3 1941 From Rugby where he was bullied he won an exhibition to King s College, Cambridge, and after graduating took a PhD at Exeter University.He became the world s leading authority on the life and work of Wilfred Owen In 1973 he became the fourth editor of Owen s war poems, following Siegfried Sassoon, Edmund Blunden and Cecil Day Lewis He taught English at Manchester Grammar School and Keele and Exeter universities, as well as universities in America and China.After retiring from teaching in the 1980s he became a full time writer about the First World War poets In his first book, Owen the Poet, he showed that much of the language and imagery of Owen s most famous poems was in place long before Owen experienced the realities of the trenches In Wilfred Owen The Last Year 1992 he explored the importance of Owen s time in hospital.Other books include Diary of a Dead Officer, a study of the poet Arthur Graeme West, and Harold Monro Poet of the New Age 2001 , an absorbing biography of the poet, idealist, campaigner, alcoholic and homosexual who started Poetry Review and the Poetry Bookshop which, for than 20 years, was, as Hibberd put it, the most famous centre for poets in the English speaking world In 2007 he edited with John Onions The Winter of the World Poems of the First World War.A quiet, courteous man and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Hibberd lived in Oxfordshire with his civil partner, Tom Coulthard, who survives him.

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