Speaking to You examines our pleasures in, accounts of,
and uses for British poetry today. It explores the work of four
important poets writing post-1960--Don Paterson, Geoffrey Hill,
W.S. Graham, and C.H. Sissons--in order to show how contemporary
British poetry's creative handling of addresses to 'you' are key in
its interactions with readers, critics, lovers, editors, fellow
poets, and deceased forebears.
The book lays out clearly, in four sections... more...