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  1. An Affable Misery
    Encounter, October 1972, pp. 42-47
  2. "The Bagpiping People"
    The New Yorker, December 19, 1983, pp. 42-45
  3. Barbarians (1979)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  4. [+]
    The Big Race (3 Reviews)
    History, by Robert Lowell
    1. History by Robert Lowell
    2. For Lizzie and Harriet by Robert Lowell
    3. The Dolphin by Robert Lowell
    Encounter, October 1973, pp. 107-112
  5. "Bobby's Room"
    The New Yorker, January 16, 1984, pp. 38-39
  6. "Boyfriends and Girlfriends"
    The New Yorker, December 30, 1985, pp. 22-23
  7. [+]
    A Bridge in Minneapolis (15 Reviews)
    The Complete Poems, by Randall Jarrell
    1. The Complete Poems by Randall Jarrell
    2. Love and Fame by John Berryman
    3. Scorpion and Other Poems by Stevie Smith
    4. High Tide in the Garden by Fleur Adcock
    5. Air and Chill Earth by Molly Holden
    6. The Estuary by Patricia Beer
    7. Collected Poems, 1958-1970 by George MacBeth
    8. The Orlando Poems by George MacBeth
    9. Regarding Wave by Gary Snyder
    10. Breaking and Entering by X.J. Kennedy
    11. The Gavin Ewart Show by Gavin Ewart
    12. Matrix by Roy Fisher
    13. The Cut Pages by Roy Fisher
    14. Sounds Before Sleep by James Aitchison
    15. Old Movies by John Cotton
    Encounter, May 1972, pp. 73-77
  8. "The Canoes"
    The New Yorker, October 30, 1978, p. 39
  9. "The Clear Day"
    The New Yorker, August 1, 1983, pp. 40-65
  10. [+]
    Coteries & Commitments (Review)
    The Little Magazines, by Ian Hamilton
    1. The Little Magazines by Ian Hamilton
    Encounter, June 1977, pp. 58-65
  11. [+]
    Cradles of Cold Clay (8 Reviews)
    Dialogues Etc., by George Barker
    1. Dialogues Etc. by George Barker
    2. The Mountain in the Sea by John Fuller
    3. Bridging Loans, and Other Poems by Rodney Pybus
    4. The New Estate, and Other Poems by Ciaran Carson
    5. The Nightowl's Dissection by William Peskett
    6. True Life Love Stories by Michael Foley
    7. In the Distance by Dick Davis
    8. North Carriageway by Paul Mills
    Encounter, August 1976, pp. 70-75
  12. [+]
    Creeping and Crawling (3 Reviews)
    The Supernatural Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson, by Michael Hayes
    1. The Supernatural Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson by Michael Hayes
    2. The Smell of Hay by Giorgio Bassani
    3. The Bulgarian Exclusive by Anthony Grey
    The New Statesman, May 14, 1976, p. 654
  13. [+]
    Damaged Instruments (14 Reviews)
    Crossing the Water, by Sylvia Plath
    1. Crossing the Water by Sylvia Plath
    2. Moly by Thom Gunn
    3. Collected Poems by Alan Dugan
    4. In the Happy Valley by Tony Connor
    5. The Collected Poems of George Bruce by George Bruce
    6. Poems, 1962-69 by Jeff Nuttall
    7. Poems of Places and People by George Barker
    8. The Moral Rocking-Horse by William Price-Turner
    9. A Pint of Bitter by Alan Norman Bold
    10. Reminiscences of Norma by Martin Seymour-Smith
    11. Penguin Modern Poets 17 by W.S. Graham, David Gascoyne, and Kathleen Raine
    12. Penguin Modern Poets 18 by A. Alvarez, Roy Fuller, and Anthony Thwaite
    13. Penguin Modern Poets 19 by John Ashbery, Lee Harwood, and Tom Raworth
    14. Modern Poetry in Translation by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort
    Encounter, August 1971, pp. 68-74
  14. The Defeat of John Berryman
    Encounter, August 1974, pp. 72-77
  15. [+]
    Dislocations & Declensions (5 Reviews)
    Prehistories, by Peter Scupham
    1. Prehistories by Peter Scupham
    2. West of Elm by Roger Garfitt
    3. From the White Room by David H.W. Grubb
    4. Elsewhere by David Selzer
    5. The Country Over by Molly Holden
    Encounter, June 1975, pp. 83-87
  16. Elegies (1985)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  17. [+]
    Embusque Havens (6 Reviews)
    Tiny Tears, by Roy Fuller
    1. Tiny Tears by Roy Fuller
    2. The Winter Man by Vernon Scannell
    3. In Memoriam Milena by Rodney Pybus
    4. The Love Horse by John Mole
    5. Definition of a Waterfall by John Ormond
    6. Mountains, Polecats, Pheasants and Other Elegies by Leslie Norris
    Encounter, April 1974, pp. 79-83
  18. "The Fishermen"
    The New Yorker, April 12, 1982, pp. 42-43
  19. [+]
    For the Love of Lumb (4 Reviews)
    Gaudete, by Ted Hughes
    1. Gaudete by Ted Hughes
    2. From Every Chink of the Ark by Peter Redgrove
    3. Implements in Their Places by W.S. Graham
    4. In the Stopping Train, and Other Poems by Donald Davie
    Encounter, January 1978, pp. 78-83
  20. The Garden
    Encounter, February 1972, p. 41
  21. "Getting Used to It"
    The New Yorker, October 12, 1981, pp. 36-37
  22. "Getting Used to It"
    The New Yorker, September 28, 1981, pp. 36-37
  23. The Happier Life (1972)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  24. "I am a Cameraman"
    The New Yorker, June 2, 1973, pp. 36-39
  25. "In the Marriage-Bed"
    The New Yorker, June 16, 1973, pp. 34-36
  26. Books & Writers
    [+]
    Infinite Mischief (2 Reviews)
    Robert Lowell: A Biography, by Ian Hamilton
    1. Robert Lowell: A Biography by Ian Hamilton
    2. Robert Lowell by Vereen M. Bell
    Encounter, September/October 1983, pp. 68-75
  27. [+]
    Ism (Review)
    Expressionism, by John Willett
    1. Expressionism by John Willett
    Encounter, June 1972, p. 74
  28. [+]
    King Offa Alive and Dead (11 Reviews)
    Winter Trees, by Sylvia Plath
    1. Winter Trees by Sylvia Plath
    2. Discoveries of Bones and Stones, and Other Poems by Geoffrey Grigson
    3. Selected Poems by Norman MacCaig
    4. Selected Poems by Vernon Scannell
    5. Mercian Hymns by Geoffrey Hill
    6. Frost-Gods by Harold Massingham
    7. Fishermen with Ploughs by George Mackay Brown
    8. Poems: New and Selected by George Mackay Brown
    9. Adventures of the Letter I by Louis Simpson
    10. Ride the Nightmare by Adrian Mitchell
    11. The Order of Chance by Tom Pickard
    Encounter, January 1972, pp. 67-73
  29. [+]
    The Long and the Short and the... (9 Reviews)
    Powers, by Michael Fried
    1. Powers by Michael Fried
    2. After Dark by David Harsent
    3. Backwards Into the Smoke by Colin Falck
    4. Truce by David Harsent
    5. The Whittrick by Edwin Morgan
    6. From Glasgow to Saturn by Edwin Morgan
    7. Wi' the Haill Voice by Edwin Morgan
    8. Instamatic Poems by Edwin Morgan
    9. From the Wilderness by Alasdair Maclean
    Encounter, February 1974, pp. 66-69
  30. [+]
    Losses & Landfalls (3 Reviews)
    Letter from Tokyo, by Anthony Thwaite
    1. Letter from Tokyo by Anthony Thwaite
    2. Homing by John Mole
    3. The Frighteners by Sean O'Brien
    Encounter, June 1987, pp. 50-53
  31. Love or Nothing (1974)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  32. [+]
    "Make it Old!" (7 Reviews)
    Collected Poems, by Kenneth Allott
    1. Collected Poems by Kenneth Allott
    2. The Poetry of the Thirties by A. Trevor Tolley
    3. From the Joke Shop by Roy Fuller
    4. Old Damson-Face by Bernard Gutteridge
    5. Driving West by Patricia Beer
    6. On the Abthorpe Road by Simon Curtis
    7. A Partial Light by John Mole
    Encounter, May 1976, pp. 75-80
  33. [+]
    Manana Is Now (4 Reviews)
    Poems Since 1900, by Colin Falck and Ian Hamilton
    1. Poems Since 1900 by Colin Falck and Ian Hamilton
    2. North by Seamus Heaney
    3. The Snow Party by Derek Mahon
    4. Some Sweet Day by Hugo Williams
    Encounter, November 1975, pp. 76-81
  34. [+]
    Marginal Salvations (4 Reviews)
    Half-Lives, by Erica Jong
    1. Half-Lives by Erica Jong
    2. Correspondences by Anne Stevenson
    3. Traveling Under Glass by Anne Stevenson
    4. A Strange Girl in Bright Colours by Carol Rumens
    Encounter, December 1974, pp. 72-77
  35. [+]
    Mechanics of Misery (7 Reviews)
    The Collected Poems of George Oppen, by George Oppen
    1. The Collected Poems of George Oppen by George Oppen
    2. The White Bird by Norman MacCaig
    3. Sad Grave of an Imperial Mongoose by Geoffrey Grigson
    4. Gloves to the Hangman by Ted Walker
    5. Under the Penthouse by Val Warner
    6. Fruits and Vegetables by Erica Jong
    7. Poetry of the Committed Individual by Jon Silkin
    Encounter, August 1973, pp. 79-84
  36. [+]
    Moral Dandies (10 Reviews)
    Epistle to a Godson, and Other Poems, by W.H. Auden
    1. Epistle to a Godson, and Other Poems by W.H. Auden
    2. Preaching to the Converted by Peter Porter
    3. Dr. Faust's Sea-Spiral Spirit, and Other Poems by Peter Redgrove
    4. Collected Poems, 1950-1970 by Donald Davie
    5. Love Poems and Elegies by Iain Crichton Smith
    6. Hamlet in Autumn by Iain Crichton Smith
    7. Wintering Out by Seamus Heaney
    8. An Ear to the Ground by Stewart Conn
    9. A Local Habitation by Norman Nicholson
    10. Written on Water by Charles Tomlinson
    Encounter, March 1973, pp. 66-70
  37. [+]
    Natural Disorders (5 Reviews)
    The Notebooks of Robinson Crusoe, and Other Poems, by Iain Crichton Smith
    1. The Notebooks of Robinson Crusoe, and Other Poems by Iain Crichton Smith
    2. The World's Room by Norman MacCaig
    3. Angles and Circles and Other Poems by Geoffrey Grigson
    4. High Island by Richard Murphy
    5. Private and Confidential by Herbert Lomas
    Encounter, May 1975, pp. 73-76
  38. "Needlework"
    The New Yorker, August 19, 1985, pp. 26-27
  39. [+]
    New Fiction (8 Reviews)
    The Mosquito Coast, by Paul Theroux
    1. The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux
    2. July's People by Nadine Gordimer
    3. The Temptation of Eileen Hughes by Brian Moore
    4. The Death of Men by Allan Massie
    5. The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan
    6. Who Was Oswald Fish? by A.N. Wilson
    7. Feelings Have Changed by P.H. Newby
    8. Beyond the Pale, and Other Stories by William Trevor
    Encounter, January 1982, pp. 49-52
  40. "A Night Out at the Club Harmonica"
    The New Yorker, May 31, 1982, pp. 32-33
  41. "Nights of Sirius"
    The New Yorker, February 5, 1972, p. 82
  42. [+]
    Oafish Liberties (8 Reviews)
    Ownerless Earth, by Michael Hamburger
    1. Ownerless Earth by Michael Hamburger
    2. Warrior's Career by Alan Brownjohn
    3. Funland, and Other Poems by Dannie Abse
    4. Shrapnel and a Poet's Year by George MacBeth
    5. Rest the Poor Struggler by Glyn Hughes
    6. Noth by Daniel Huws
    7. Signs of Life by Stanley Cook
    8. The Snowing Globe by Peter Scupham
    Encounter, June 1973, pp. 57-62
  43. "Ode to My Desk"
    The New Yorker, May 20, 1974, pp. 40-43
  44. Old Women Without Gardens (story)
    Encounter, May 1979, pp. 3-8
  45. "Orr Mount"
    The New Yorker, September 17, 1984, pp. 46-47
  46. [+]
    Pity the Poor Philosophers (Review)
    Coward Plays 2, by Raymond Mander, Joe Mitchenson, and Noel Coward
    1. Coward Plays 2 by Raymond Mander, Joe Mitchenson, and Noel Coward
    Encounter, October 1980, pp. 46-50
  47. Poem
    Encounter, October 1978, p. 111
  48. Poem
    Encounter, October 1981, p. 82
  49. Poem
    Encounter, December 1982, p. 35
  50. Poem
    Encounter, February 1983, p. 35
  51. Poem
    Encounter, November 1983, pp. 50-51
  52. Poetry
    Encounter, April 1973, pp. 43-45
  53. Poetry
    Encounter, February 1973, p. 16
  54. Poetry
    Encounter, January 1974, p. 60
  55. Poetry
    Encounter, May 1974, p. 40
  56. Poetry
    Encounter, October 1974, p. 28
  57. Poetry
    Encounter, April 1975, pp. 12-13
  58. Poetry
    Encounter, February 1975, p. 64
  59. Poetry
    Encounter, March 1976, p. 53
  60. Poetry
    Encounter, January 1979, pp. 30-31
  61. [+]
    Quotidian Tasks (5 Reviews)
    Living in a Calm Country, by Peter Porter
    1. Living in a Calm Country by Peter Porter
    2. A Song of Good Life by Alan Brownjohn
    3. Sad Ires and Others by D.J. Enright
    4. Be My Guest! by Gavin Ewart
    5. The Loving Game by Vernon Scannell
    Encounter, February 1976, pp. 75-78
  62. [+]
    Recent Poetry (4 Reviews)
    Complete Poems, by Andrew John Young
    1. Complete Poems by Andrew John Young
    2. Collected Poems by William Plomer
    3. Epistles to Several Persons by John Fuller
    4. The Grey Mare Being the Better Steed by Pete Morgan
    Encounter, September 1974, pp. 82-86
  63. [+]
    Redundant Elegance (4 Reviews)
    The Shires, by Donald Davie
    1. The Shires by Donald Davie
    2. The Way In, and Other Poems by Charles Tomlinson
    3. The Principle of Water by Jon Silkin
    4. Bicycle Tyre in a Tall Tree by George Kendrick
    Encounter, March 1975, pp. 85-89
  64. "S. Frediano's"
    The New Yorker, February 25, 1985, pp. 36-51
  65. [+]
    Sad Spells (6 Reviews)
    Collected Poems, 1930-1986, by Richard Eberhart
    1. Collected Poems, 1930-1986 by Richard Eberhart
    2. Collected Poems, 1948-1976 by Dannie Abse
    3. Behind the Eyes by Edgell Rickword
    4. Here. Now. Always. by Edwin Brock
    5. Song of the Battery Hen by Edwin Brock
    6. To the Gods the Shades by David Wright
    Encounter, August 1977, pp. 52-56
  66. Secret Villages (1985)
    1 Review
  67. Selected Poems, 1964-1983 (1987)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  68. [+]
    Snatching the Bays (8 Reviews)
    Notebook 1967-68, by Robert Lowell
    1. Notebook 1967-68 by Robert Lowell
    2. The Complete Poems by Elizabeth Bishop
    3. Crow by Ted Hughes
    4. The Last of England by Peter Porter
    5. The Loiners by Tony Harrison
    6. Selected Poems by Iain Crichton Smith
    7. The Penguin Book of Socialist Verse by Alan N. Bold
    8. British Poetry Since 1945 by Edward Lucie-Smith
    Encounter, March 1971, pp. 65-70
  69. "Something for Little Robert"
    The New Yorker, January 28, 1980, pp. 35-37
  70. "South America"
    The New Yorker, June 25, 1984, pp. 32-33
  71. [+]
    The Speckled Hill, the Plover's Shore (6 Reviews)
    Sounding Lines, by Seamus Heaney
    1. Sounding Lines by Seamus Heaney
    2. The Rough Field by John Montague
    3. An Exploded View by Michael Longley
    4. The Long Summer Still to Come by James Simmons
    5. Gradual Wars by Seamus Deane
    6. New Weather by Paul Muldoon
    Encounter, December 1973, pp. 70-75
  72. St. Kilda's Parliament (1981)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  73. "St. Kilda's Parliament: 1879-1979"
    The New Yorker, March 31, 1980, pp. 42-90
  74. [+]
    To Still History (9 Reviews)
    Lives, by Derek Mahon
    1. Lives by Derek Mahon
    2. Cannibals and Missionaries by John Fuller
    3. Terminal Moraine by James Fenton
    4. Desert of the Lions by Michael Schmidt
    5. Autobiography by Adrian Henri
    6. After the Merrymaking by Roger McGough
    7. The Irrelevant Song by Brian Patten
    8. Our Mutual Scarlet Boulevard by Barry MacSweeney
    9. Celebrations by William Plomer
    Encounter, November 1972, pp. 57-63
  75. "A Summer Night"
    The New Yorker, September 6, 1982, pp. 36-39
  76. The Tennis Court (story)
    Encounter, June 1981, pp. 3-6
  77. Terry Street (1970)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  78. Two Decades of Irish Writing (1975)
    1 Review
  79. War Blinded
    The New Statesman, September 19, 1980, p. 18
  80. "Washing the Coins"
    The New Yorker, May 12, 1980, p. 75
  81. [+]
    Ways of Booming (3 Reviews)
    Sons of My Skin, by Peter Redgrove
    1. Sons of My Skin by Peter Redgrove
    2. Collected Poems, 1929-1974 by James Reeves
    3. The Lonely Suppers of W. V. Balloon by Christopher Middleton
    Encounter, September 1975, pp. 76-79
  82. Wives in the Garden (story)
    Encounter, November 1981, pp. 3-6
  83. [+]
    The World & His Wife (5 Reviews)
    Season Songs, by Ted Hughes
    1. Season Songs by Ted Hughes
    2. Man Lying on a Wall by Michael Longley
    3. The Little Time-Keeper by Jon Silkin
    4. Survivals by Jim Howell
    5. Mortal Fire by Peter Dale
    Encounter, November 1976, pp. 78-83
  84. [+]
    Young Fools, Old Fools (11 Reviews)
    New Poetry
    1. Fan-Mail by Clive James
    2. The Hinterland by Peter Scupham
    3. Our Ship by John Mole
    4. No Fool Like an Old Fool by Gavin Ewart
    5. Tree of Strings by Norman MacCaig
    6. Rites of Passage by Edwin Morgan
    7. The New Divan by Edwin Morgan
    8. On the Periphery by Veronica Forrest-Thomson
    9. Waking the Dead by Alasdair Maclean
    10. A State of Justice by Tom Paulin
    11. Mules by Paul Muldoon
    Encounter, October 1977, pp. 89-94
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