This, the 13th volume of verse by J H Prynne, again presents a collection of short untitled poems - but this time there is coherence in the form, in that almost all the poems are composed of no more than 3-line verses (in one case, just a single verse); there are 2 anomalies on pp. 28 and 36, however, which provide an element of surprise and interest.
Jeremy Halvard Prynne (b. 1936) is a British poet closely associated with the British Poetry Revival. Early influences include Charles Olson and Donald Davie. He excluded his first book, "Force of Circumstance and Other Poems" (1962) from his canon. "Poems" (1982) collected in one volume all the work he wanted to keep in print up to the time of publication, beginning with "Kitchen Poems" (1968). Further versions appeared in 1999, 2005, and 2015. Prynne was one of the key figures in the Cambridge group of Revival poets and was a major contributor to 'The English Intelligencer'. A Life Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Prynne retired from his academic posts in 2005, and from his post as College Librarian in 2006.
Our copy is in excellent condition, its brown card cover unblemished and showing no external signs of wear. Inside, a previous owner's name is inscribed at the top of the front fep, the binding is tight, and all pages are clean and bright.