Title: Collected Poems 1951-1997
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Near fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Unclipped & near fine.
Edition: 3rd impression.
xiii, 418 printed pages. 14.5 x 22.5 cm. Original black cloth complete with photogrpahic dust jacket, unclipped and in near fine condition. This is a 3rd impression of this new edition that includes seven new poems. Charles Causley has long been established as one of Britain's foremost poets. Critically acknowledged as 'the most celebrated and accomplished living writer of ballads in English' and for his devotion to perfectly crafted, accessible verse, he is one of the century's last great popular poets.
This definitive collection of his poetry draws together Causley's work over a period of fifty years, and includes a number of new and hitherto uncollected and unpublished poems, some written especially for this collection. This allows the reader to experience the full depth and richness of a career that includes intimate and moving family portraits, crystal-clear and unsentimental recollections of childhood, transformations of ancient legends and stories, poems of war and travel, and vivid distillations of the spirit of place.