The Poetry of Birds: edited by Simon Armitage and Tim Dee

The Poetry of Birds: edited by Simon Armitage and Tim Dee
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  • The Poetry of Birds: edited by Simon Armitage and Tim Dee
  • Simon Armitage
  • English
  • 05 June 2019
  • 0141027118

About the Author: Simon Armitage

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10 thoughts on “The Poetry of Birds: edited by Simon Armitage and Tim Dee

  1. Alarie says:

    I m amazed the editors could publish a 300 page anthology of English language bird poems and omit Mary Oliver, especially her poem Wild Geese For me, the book suffers a bit from the usual problem of anthologies that lean too much on centuries dead male poets John Clare apparently wrotebird poems than anyone, but I didn t relish reading so many archaic poems or so many romantics with all their exclamation points and zealous bliss Despite this failing, I was surprised how much I enjoye I m amazed the editors could publish a 300 page anthology of English language bird poems and omit Mary Oliver, especially her poem Wild Geese For me, the book suffers a bit from the usual problem of anthologies that lean too much on centuries dead male poets John Clare apparently wrotebird poems than anyone, but I didn t relish reading so many archaic poems or so many romantics with all their exclamation points and zealous bliss Despite this failing, I was surprised how much I enjoyed the book It did include contemporary, even American poets, and a handful of women The editors wanted a historic overview, while I wanted amodern approach.Included were many poems I expected to see Ode to a Nightingale by Keats, an excerpt from The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner by Cooleridge, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Wallace Stevens, and Hope is the thing with feathers by Dickinson, probably my favorite poem in the book although its birds are metaphorical Also absent Poe s The Raven Most of the poems I had never read.Ted Hughes is credited with bringing English poets back to the birds, so the collection features ten poems by him I particularly enjoyed how he captured what most of us think of as the nasty personality of starlings in Starlings Have Come Tumbling the sparrows with a drop kick A Satanic hoodlum, a cross eyed boss, Black body crammed with hot rubies And Anthrax under your nails Some other favorites are The Blue Booby by James Tate, a charming account of mating rituals, The Blinded Bird by Thomas Hardy, and The Sandpiper by Elizabeth Bishop I was also fascinated that Bishop s name was mentioned in two other poems Hardy paid homage to Shelley in Shelly s Skylark Though it only lived like another bird, And knew not its immortality

  2. Chris says:

    As the editors mentions in their afterword, birds are the creatures we see or hear most often in our lives The poets featured are from the UK, Ireland, and the US John Clare s work appears most often as the poems are arranged ornithologically, Clare was clearly a keen birder.

  3. Jennifer says:

    After a run of prize winning slim volumes by individual poets it was good to come to a substantial anthology on a single concrete topic Yay, I thought, I am going to know roughly what these are all about and once I d realised there was a notes section at the end, mostly but not entirely ornithological, it was even better.It was an interesting way to gain a better understanding of my own tastes there are inclusions from famous men that just left me cold and bored, thinking Oh you do go After a run of prize winning slim volumes by individual poets it was good to come to a substantial anthology on a single concrete topic Yay, I thought, I am going to know roughly what these are all about and once I d realised there was a notes section at the end, mostly but not entirely ornithological, it was even better.It was an interesting way to gain a better understanding of my own tastes there are inclusions from famous men that just left me cold and bored, thinking Oh you do go on John Clare, whose work appearsthan any another, doesn t quite fit this category, for his close observation and relative lack of gushiness I greeted each unsentimental Ted Hughes inclusion warmly, whether or not I recognised it as his I especially enjoyed several poems in Scots always good to be pushed into reading a poem aloud and the poems about sparrows I liked the way that rather than select a single poem per species, the greater propensity of certain species to inspire poetry was reflected.I feel the anthologists made a mistake in their criteria most of the poems are about British birds or a British perspective obviously including Coleridge s infamous albatross but there s a scattering of North American birds and that just seemed to jar there weren t enough to work And there were very few about other parts of the world or in translation So I feel they could usefully have been eitherexclusive or muchinclusive.I was also a bit surprised at what didn t appear wot no raven quothing Never

  4. Fay says:

    DNF stopped at page 125.Sorry lost the will to live a bit with this one Thought it might be a nice dip into every evening for some nice poems about birdies Maybe my taste in poetry ishallmark card who knows Anyway way too many poems with big words that I didn t know the meaning of, sorry I m not grabbing a dictionary to decipher some poets showing off A few lines from a handful of poems stuck with me but too few to carry on, and what s with the poem about the feral teens grabbing some DNF stopped at page 125.Sorry lost the will to live a bit with this one Thought it might be a nice dip into every evening for some nice poems about birdies Maybe my taste in poetry ishallmark card who knows Anyway way too many poems with big words that I didn t know the meaning of, sorry I m not grabbing a dictionary to decipher some poets showing off A few lines from a handful of poems stuck with me but too few to carry on, and what s with the poem about the feral teens grabbing some bird from it s nest and kicking it around Just no I wanted twee relaxing birdie poems to see me off to sleep not stuff to make me angry or my brain ache

  5. Andrew Howdle says:

    A fine anthology by the new Poet Laureate As with any anthology, a reader can take issue with what is in and what is out So, Adlestrop , that tedious anthology piece, is included, for one line And for that minute a blackbird sang Hardly, a penetrating view of bird song And not a single line by Shakespeare Then again, Gunn s marvellous Patchwork is included, which shows that Armitage has been birdwatching off the beaten track The real bird gems come from John Clare who is worthth A fine anthology by the new Poet Laureate As with any anthology, a reader can take issue with what is in and what is out So, Adlestrop , that tedious anthology piece, is included, for one line And for that minute a blackbird sang Hardly, a penetrating view of bird song And not a single line by Shakespeare Then again, Gunn s marvellous Patchwork is included, which shows that Armitage has been birdwatching off the beaten track The real bird gems come from John Clare who is worththan dreamy Keats and waffly Wordsworth to the bird lover

  6. Artemis says:

    A compilation of mostly mediocre poems many racist with at times interesting facts stored in the back.I don t understand why racism was necessary in a book about poetry involving birds.I also don t understand where there was an appendix of facts why wasn t it simply placed within the main body If I hadn t read reviews before diving in I wouldn t have known they were there and I would have missed out on almost all of the enjoyment I had from this book.Note I m not that big into poetry, so I A compilation of mostly mediocre poems many racist with at times interesting facts stored in the back.I don t understand why racism was necessary in a book about poetry involving birds.I also don t understand where there was an appendix of facts why wasn t it simply placed within the main body If I hadn t read reviews before diving in I wouldn t have known they were there and I would have missed out on almost all of the enjoyment I had from this book.Note I m not that big into poetry, so I was expecting a mediocre for me read, but this was, below expectations

  7. Adz S says:

    Interesting book, as the title clearly says a collection of avian poetry If your interested in the probably the most observed of wildlife around us and perhaps only a smidgin of interest in poetry like myself then this should prove time well spent The background info and footnotes add to the flavour too It s one you can pick up and put down at anytime.