New Verse

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New Verse

(1933-39) was a London-based bi-monthly poetry magazine notable for publishing works by the emerging younger poets of the time, and for airing the opinions of its cantankerous editor, the Cornish writer Geoffrey Grigson (1905-85). It was a “little magazine” both in its circulation of about one thousand and in its dimensions: a pamphlet-sized production of twenty stapled pages on cheap paper, competitively priced at sixpence.

New Verse

initially associated itself with the “Auden group” of young poets who had recently been gathered in Michael Roberts’s anthology

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(1932). Early issues featured poems and reviews by Stephen Spender, C. Day Lewis and Louis MacNeice, as well as by W. H. Auden himself. Although it is usually remembered as a vehicle for that group…

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Citation: Baldick, Chris. "New Verse". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 March 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19622, accessed 22 April 2024.]

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