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Vernon Watkins (1906–1967)

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One of the leading Welsh poets of the twentieth century, Vernon Watkins came from the town of Maesteg, in South Wales. After a series of preparatory schools, he enrolled in Magdalene College, Cambridge, and then withdrew because he felt the intellectual atmosphere threatened his poetry. He returned vis mere to Wales, where his father---a branch manager at Lloyd's Bank---got him a job as cashier. During a mental collapse, he experienced a religious vision that provided the ground of much of his later verse. Refusing promotion because it would distract him from poetry, Watkins continued as cashier until retirement from the bank. During World War II, he served first in the home guard and then as a police officer in the Royal Air Force. In the 1960s, he taught poetry both at the University of Washington and at Swansea University, in his native Wales. Watkins did not publish his first book until his thirty-fifth year. His verse avoids topical subjects (except for tributes to W. B. Yeats and Dylan Thomas) in favor of religious or mystical ones, often set in the Welsh countryside. Watkins's particular vision fuses Christian and neo-Platonic traditions in a way that has led critics like Kathleen Raine to value him highly. Influenced early by William Blake and later by Yeats, he belongs in the ranks of romantic moderns. The most important contemporary poet to Watkins was his great friend Dylan Thomas, whom he met in 1935 and who persuaded Watkins to let his work be published. Watkins also did verse translations, especially of Heinrich Heine. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Image credit: Photo from Poetry since 1939, British Council, 1945

Værker af Vernon Watkins

Selected Poems (1948) 19 eksemplarer
New Selected Poems: Vernon Watkins (2006) 11 eksemplarer
The Death Bell: Poems and Ballads (1954) 8 eksemplarer
Affinities; poems (2010) 7 eksemplarer
Selected poems, 1930-1960 (1967) 4 eksemplarer
Fidelities (1969) 2 eksemplarer
“The Collier” 1 eksemplar
I That Was Born in Wales (1976) 1 eksemplar
Breaking of the Wave (1979) 1 eksemplar
Poesie 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Storm over Jamaica (1929) — Forord, nogle udgaver2,147 eksemplarer
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver446 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (1950) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver266 eksemplarer
British Poetry Since 1945 (1970) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver167 eksemplarer
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Bidragyder — 69 eksemplarer
Letters to Vernon Watkins (1957) 33 eksemplarer
Life and letters today, March 1940 (1940) — Poem — 2 eksemplarer
Little reviews anthology — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver1 eksemplar

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