Without Title

Geoffrey Hill

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April 30, 2007
96 pages, 5 3/8 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 9780300121575
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Praise for Geoffrey Hill’s newest collection of poems:
Without Title, his new collection, combines the force and freedom of Hill's narrative verse with a renewed faith in his masterly talents for form and wordplay. The result is alarmingly good; a collection of lyrics on the difficulties of ageing, the problems of belief and the vagaries of language bracketing a sequence of pindarics in which Hill, ostensibly responding to thoughts of the Italian poet Cesare Pavese, meditates at length on both their lives and considers the place of a poet in the world.”—Tim Martin, Independent on Sunday

Born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, in 1932, Geoffrey Hill is the author of eleven books of poetry. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his work, including the Hawthornden Prize, the Heinemann Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and Duff Cooper Memorial Prize. He currently lives and teaches in Massachusetts, where he is professor of literature and religion at Boston University.

Praise for Geoffrey Hill
 
“England’s best hope for the Nobel Prize.”—Spectator
 
“The most important and original body of poetry since Yeats.”—Literary Imagination
 
“The finest British poet of our time.”—John Hollander
 
“There is no one alive writing in our language about deeper or more important matters, no one saying such interesting things…. The work of Hill is a phoenix rising from European ashes.”—A.N. Wilson, Spectator
 

Without Title, his new collection, combines the force and freedom of Hill's narrative verse with a renewed faith in his masterly talents for form and wordplay. The result is alarmingly good; a collection of lyrics on the difficulties of ageing, the problems of belief and the vagaries of language bracketing a sequence of pindarics in which Hill, ostensibly responding to thoughts of the Italian poet Cesare Pavese, meditates at length on both their lives and considers the place of a poet in the world.”—Tim Martin, Independent on Sunday

"The most rewarding poetry book I have read this year is Geoffrey Hill's Without Title, an excellent point of entry for new readers of his work and a major addition to his momentous oeuvre.  Here, through direct, gorgeous language, we visit his personal landscapes and his wider civic, cultural and spiritual themes."—Michael Schmidt, author and publisher, The Sunday Herald

"Mr. Hill [is] one of the most fascinating poets at work today—one whose every new book promises a revelation. . . . Without Title is a good introduction to Mr. Hill's late style, with all its beauties, . . . and readers who want to get to know the poet would do well to start here. . . . They will find poems of intense, gloomy beauty, with a Hardy-like affinity for English landscape, and a tone of voice that, once heard, is never forgotten. . . . Without Title confirms that the more of Mr. Hill's poetry you read, the more you find to argue with and to admire—a sure sign that you are in the presence of a major poet."—Adam Kirsch, New York Sun
 

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