P.J. Kavanagh's 1982 edition of the Collected Poems established Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) as one of the most original poets of the early twentieth century. His experiences in the First World War, his love of his native Gloucestershire countryside were sources of a unique poetic voice: Vigorous, lyrical and passionate. In this new, substantially revised edition, Gurney can be enjoyed in his entirety by a new generation of readers. The poems have been re-ordered to take into account new work on Gurney, the texts corrected from the archive and editorial material substantially revised, while retaining P.J. Kavanagh's extensive original introduction.
- Author: Ivor Gurney
- Editor: P.J Kavanagh
- Publisher: Carcanet
- ISBN: 9781857547092
'I commend this collection...it reflects the sheer plentitude of Gurney's output. It is a joy to explore.'
Robert J. Yates, The Ivor Gurney Society Journal