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9780141197586 | Gardners Books, June 30, 2016, cover price $17.10

SHORTLISTED FOR THE FORWARD PRIZE FOR POETRY 2011 / SELECTED AS THE ECONOMIST POETRY BOOK OF THE YEAR It is not immediately obvious what Clavics is about. What is apparent is that it is an elegiac sequence, mourning for the musician William Lawes who was killed at the Battle of Chester in 1645; delicately constructed, each page is comprised of a section made up of two stanzas, together forming the shape of a key. Before long, however, the tone makes it clear that nothing is to be taken at face value; amongst the lines are provocations and incongruities, playful references and about-turns. Clavics is a celebration of seventeenth-century music and poetry, yet is confrontational and sometimes shockingly modern. From one line to the next you may be pulled out of a potently evoked moment of history, thrust up against the wall of sexual politics and strained meaning in contemporary language, and then dropped back onto a battlefield. Geoffrey Hill’s work is at the centre of a debate about how poetry should develop to find its place in contemporary society. Should it embrace the superficial potency of much of modern culture or turn back in upon itself with ever more complex layers of meaning? Should poetry attempt to gain a broader audience and engage ‘the market’ or consolidate its role as an increasingly obscure bastion of the intellect? Since his election to the post of Oxford Professor of Poetry, Geoffrey Hill has not shied away from these questions in his addresses. Now in his first book since he took his place amongst the highest of poetry academics, he has provided his provocative answer.

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9781907587115 | Enitharmon Pr, July 15, 2011, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: SHORTLISTED FOR THE FORWARD PRIZE FOR POETRY 2011 / SELECTED AS THE ECONOMIST POETRY BOOK OF THE YEAR It is not immediately obvious what Clavics is about.
9781907587122 | Gardners Books, August 1, 2010, cover price $251.55

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9781907587726 | Enitharmon Pr, July 23, 2014, cover price $26.00

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Product Description: Geoffrey Hill’s poetry comprises one of the most uncompromising and visionary bodies of work written over the last fifty years. Imbued with the weight of history, morality, and language, his work reveals a deeply religious sensibility, a towering intellect, and an emotional complexity that are unrivaled in contemporary letters...read more

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9780300121568 | Yale Univ Pr, March 31, 2009, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Geoffrey Hill’s poetry comprises one of the most uncompromising and visionary bodies of work written over the last fifty years.

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9780300164305 | Yale Univ Pr, April 6, 2010, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Geoffrey Hill’s poetry comprises one of the most uncompromising and visionary bodies of work written over the last fifty years.

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Product Description: Geoffrey Hill’s latest collection takes its title from a pamphlet by Milton of 1659 that attacks the concept of a state church as well as corruption in church governance. As Milton figures prominently here, so too must the Lord Protector, Cromwell, addressed in a memorable sonnet sequence...read more

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9780300126174 | 1 edition (Yale Univ Pr, January 7, 2008), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Geoffrey Hill’s latest collection takes its title from a pamphlet by Milton of 1659 that attacks the concept of a state church as well as corruption in church governance.

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9780300131499 | Yale Univ Pr, January 7, 2008, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Geoffrey Hill’s latest collection takes its title from a pamphlet by Milton of 1659 that attacks the concept of a state church as well as corruption in church governance.

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Product Description: Praise for Geoffrey Hill’s newest collection of poems:“Without Title, his new collection, combines the force and freedom of Hill's narrative verse with a renewed faith in his masterly talents for form and wordplay. The result is alarmingly good; a collection of lyrics on the difficulties of ageing, the problems of belief and the vagaries of language bracketing a sequence of pindarics in which Hill, ostensibly responding to thoughts of the Italian poet Cesare Pavese, meditates at length on both their lives and considers the place of a poet in the world...read more

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9780300121766 | Yale Univ Pr, March 28, 2007, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Praise for Geoffrey Hill’s newest collection of poems:“Without Title, his new collection, combines the force and freedom of Hill's narrative verse with a renewed faith in his masterly talents for form and wordplay.

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9780300121575 | Yale Univ Pr, April 30, 2007, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Praise for Geoffrey Hill’s newest collection of poems:“Without Title, his new collection, combines the force and freedom of Hill's narrative verse with a renewed faith in his masterly talents for form and wordplay.

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Product Description: Fusing images and poems that share water as a common theme, The Water's Edge explores the complexities of expression through a series of screen prints by the acclaimed artist Ardyn Halter. Beautiful imagery is complemented by a range of poems that, while quite separate from the prints, are linked by the notion of water as a primary element in the emotional consciousness of the creative being...read more

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9780853319504 | Lund Humphries Pub Ltd, October 28, 2006, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Fusing images and poems that share water as a common theme, The Water's Edge explores the complexities of expression through a series of screen prints by the acclaimed artist Ardyn Halter.

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Seven essays on the moral life of literature and the moral burden of the poet seek to rescue key literary works from misinterpretation, in a collection that covers such texts as the Oxford English Dictionary, Tyndale's Bible, and poems by Henry Vaughan and T.S. Eliot. 15,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

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9781582431079 | 1 edition (Counterpoint, April 24, 2003), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Essays on the moral life of literature and the moral burden of the poet seek to rescue key literary works from misinterpretation, covering such texts as the Oxford English Dictionary and poems by Henry Vaughan and T.

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Product Description: With Daumier as his muse, Geoffrey Hill, "the best poet we have, assaults the emptiness of public discourse to which we have become accustomed."-- Evening Standard . With our minds and ears fouled by degraded public speech--by media hype, insipid sermons, hollow political rhetoric, and the ritual misuse of words--how do we begin to think and speak honestly? At a time when our common language has been made false and ugly, how does the artist find words to communicate truth and beauty? These are the questions that Geoffrey Hill addresses in Speech! Speech! , a caustic, tragicomic tour de force that the London Guardian , naming it the poetry book of the year, called "magisterial--a classic of English poetry...read more

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9781582432403 | Counterpoint, May 1, 2003, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: With Daumier as his muse, Geoffrey Hill, "the best poet we have, assaults the emptiness of public discourse to which we have become accustomed.

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A stunning volume of poetry, which continues the remarkable series that began with Canaan, is a Dantean eclogue that examines the natural world and provides insight into Paradise, presenting a modern devotional poem.

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9781582431666 | Counterpoint, March 1, 2002, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: A stunning volume of poetry, which continues the remarkable series that began with Canaan, is a Dantean eclogue that examines the natural world and provides insight into Paradise, presenting a modern devotional poem.

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Product Description: A new book-length poem from "the strongest British poet now alive." -Harold Bloom. Excruciatingly comic, Speech! Speech! is also that rarest of things: a tour de force that is tragic. As imperious as the King, forever issuing commands, and as perilously ingenious in rejoinder as the Fool, the voices of Geoffrey Hill vie to outjest each other-outrage each other-yet also to soothe implacable injuries...read more

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9781582430980 | Counterpoint, November 1, 2000, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: A new book-length poem from "the strongest British poet now alive.

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A book-length poem describes the author's slow coming-to-terms with the brutality, political idiocy, and ecclesiastic blindness of the twentieth century, and his own failings.

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9780395912355 | Houghton Mifflin, September 1, 1998, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: A book-length poem describes the author's slow coming-to-terms with the brutality, political idiocy, and ecclesiastic blindness of the twentieth century, and his own failings

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9780618001835 | Mariner Books, January 12, 2000, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: A book-length poem describes the author's slow coming-to-terms with the brutality, political idiocy, and ecclesiastic blindness of the twentieth century, and his own failings.

Poems deal with such themes as the British government, life and death, virtues, and war

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9780395875506 | Houghton Mifflin, September 1, 1997, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Poems deal with such themes as the British government, life and death, virtues, and war

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9780395924860 | 1 edition (Mariner Books, September 11, 1998), cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Poems deal with such themes as the British government, life and death, virtues, and war

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Product Description: Poetry has sometimes been credited with a special place as a form of conduct in language, as if it were a world of words of its own from which the poet masterfully dispenses a distinctly free speech. These essays enquire whether such high praises, even when sincere, are apt to the real conditions of poets' work, to their share of drudgery, their fears of misapprehension or their need to please, to the entanglements of meaning in historical communities...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780804719032 | Stanford Univ Pr, July 1, 1991, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Poetry has sometimes been credited with a special place as a form of conduct in language, as if it were a world of words of its own from which the poet masterfully dispenses a distinctly free speech.

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9780804723688 | Reissue edition (Stanford Univ Pr, January 1, 1995), cover price $20.95 | About this edition: Poetry has sometimes been credited with a special place as a form of conduct in language, as if it were a world of words of its own from which the poet masterfully dispenses a distinctly free speech.

Product Description: This volume brings together poems from four decades of Geoffrey Hill's work. "If one had now to choose a living poet in English whom Boris Pasternak would recognize, whom George Seferis and T. S. Eliot would take seriously, Geoffrey Hill is the most obvious choice" (Peter Levi)...read more

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9780395680865 | Houghton Mifflin, February 1, 1994, cover price $17.95 | also contains The Buddhas of Bamiyan | About this edition: This volume brings together poems from four decades of Geoffrey Hill's work.

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Analyzes seventeen films, ranging from 'Its a Wonderful Life' to 'Blue Velvet,' in a study of film as mythology

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9780877736455 | Shambhala Pubns, January 1, 1992, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Analyzes seventeen films, ranging from 'Its a Wonderful Life' to 'Blue Velvet,' in a study of film as mythology

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Poems deal with history, religion, conscience, art, India, marriage, music, mortality, the imagination, parenthood, and innocence

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9780195204995 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 1, 1986, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Poems deal with history, religion, conscience, art, India, marriage, music, mortality, the imagination, parenthood, and innocence

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9780140083835 | Viking Pr, June 1, 1985, cover price $3.95 | About this edition: Hailed as "the best poet writing in England" (Michael Longley, The Guardian) and "a magnificent poet" (Poetry), Geoffrey Hill has produced powerfully mythic verse that distinguishes him as a contemporary poet in allegiance with the great tradition.

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A long poem considers the life of French poet, Charles Peguy, who was killed during World War I

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9780195035148 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 1, 1985, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: A long poem considers the life of French poet, Charles Peguy, who was killed during World War I

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9780195035155 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 1, 1985, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: A long poem considers the life of French poet, Charles Peguy, who was killed during World War I

Nine essays on such topics as Robert Southwell, Ben Jonson, Jonathan Swift, and T.H. Green probe the meaning, form, and language of poetry

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9780195035179 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 1, 1985, cover price $8.95 | also contains Aya de Yopougon 4 | About this edition: Nine essays on such topics as Robert Southwell, Ben Jonson, Jonathan Swift, and T.

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Product Description: The story of a minister driven by faith to risk the death of his wife and child, Brand pits a man of vision against the forces of ignorance and venality.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world...read more

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9780816610020 | 2 sub edition (Univ of Minnesota Pr, December 1, 1981), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: The story of a minister driven by faith to risk the death of his wife and child, Brand pits a man of vision against the forces of ignorance and venality.

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