A collection of poems, which gives readers a fresh opportunity to explore the 16 collections the author has published since his debut in the Fantasy Poets series in 1953. The poems address a range of concerns: memory, history, archaeology, travel, the complexity of relationships, and the frustrations of advancing years.
Anthony Thwaite was born in 1930. After national service in Libya he read English at Oxford, then worked for the BBC as a producer. He was literary editor of the Listener and the New Statesman, co-editor of Encounter and in 1986 chairman of the Booker Prize judges. He is literary executor of Philip Larkin and the editor of his Collected Poems and Selected Letters. In addition to writing criticism and books on travel and topography, he is a regular reviewer for the Guardian and other journals.