Michael Schmidt is the editor of PN Review, and editorial and managing director of Carcanet Press. He lives in Manchester, England, where he is the director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Michael Schmidt’s Lives of the Poets is available in Vintage paperback.
Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage On Sale: March 14, 2006 Price: $16.95
When Michael Schmidt’s last book, Lives of the Poets, was published, Mark Strand called it “a tour de force, an astonishing view of the whole of poetry in English, a superb read.” Now Schmidt brings the same erudition, insight, and élan to The First Poets—the story of the ancient Greeks whose...
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Format: Trade Paperback, 992 pages
Publisher: Vintage On Sale: October 31, 2000 Price: $21.00
National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
In this stunning volume of epic breadth, Michael Schmidt connects the lives and works of more than 300 poets over the last 700 years—spanning distant shores from Scotland to Australia to the Caribbean, all sharing the English language.
Schmidt reveals how each poet has transformed “a...
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