Edward Marsh: Georgian Poetry 1911-1912 (1082 words)


Georgian Poetry 1911-1912 was the first in what became as a result of its success a series of five verse anthologies (1912-1922), all edited by “E.M.” (Edward Marsh, 1872-1952) and all published by Harold Monro from his Poetry Bookshop in London. It offered a small selection of only 36 poems, all first published within the two years indicated in the subtitle, most of these written by then relatively little-known poets. Marsh’s intention was to draw attention to what he saw as a recent revival in English poetry, as he put it in the volume’s Prefatory Note, “in the belief that English poetry is now once again putting on a new strength and beauty”. His choice of “Georgian” for the title indicates his hope that a new l…

Citation: Baldick, Chris. "Georgian Poetry 1911-1912". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 April 2015 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35525, accessed 21 January 2021.]

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