Vernon Watkins is very consciously a Romantic, in a decade in which younger poets have, on the whole, turned against Romanticism… He is a poet who has created his own recognizable world; and who, in an age in love with ambiguity and hedging can declare with obvious dignity, ‘Truth is simple.’
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Selected Poems of Vernon Watkins

Poetry by Vernon Watkins

Before his death, Dylan Thomas said of Vernon Watkins, “I think him to be the most profound and greatly accomplished Welshman writing poems in English.” Since that time Watkins has published a series of distinguished volumes which have brought him to the forefront of contemporary English poets. This paperback selection is designed to bring the work of Vernon Watkins to the wide audience which it so well merits. The choice of poems has been made by the poet himself and is drawn from five earlier books, covering the period 1930-1960. (It replaces the hardbound Selected Poems which New Directions published in 1918.)

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Vernon Watkins

20th Century Welsh poet and translator

Vernon Watkins is very consciously a Romantic, in a decade in which younger poets have, on the whole, turned against Romanticism… He is a poet who has created his own recognizable world; and who, in an age in love with ambiguity and hedging can declare with obvious dignity, ‘Truth is simple.’
Times Literary Supplement