Editors: Neil Pattison, Reitha Pattison, Luke Roberts
Introduction by Neil Pattison
This book brings together a selection of prose works from the legendary poetry circular The English Intelligencer (1966–68), one of the definitive documents of later twentieth-century British poetry. Its shifting cast of contributors included such major figures in modernist poetry as Andrew Crozier, John James, Barry MacSweeney, J.H. Prynne, and Peter Riley. The correspondence and essays published here for the first time represent the discourse of an extraordinary group of young poets struggling collectively and independently to articulate the terms of a radical poetics.
Mountain Press wishes to thank The Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex for their generous financial assistance in the publication of this volume.