Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Alvarez GenerationThom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Peter Porter$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

William Wootten

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381632

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781381632.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.liverpool.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Liverpool University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in LSO for personal use.date: 05 July 2022

Beginnings: Oxford and Cambridge Poetry in the Early 1950s

Beginnings: Oxford and Cambridge Poetry in the Early 1950s

(p.3) Chapter One Beginnings: Oxford and Cambridge Poetry in the Early 1950s
The Alvarez Generation

William Wootten

Liverpool University Press

This chapter focuses on the student poets of Oxford and Cambridge in the 1950s who rose to prominence in the early 1960s. The works of these student poets, among them A. Alvarez, Alan Brownjohn, Jenny Joseph, J. E. M. [Edward] Lucie-Smith, George Macbeth, and Anthony Thwaite, were published in Oxford Poetry, the most significant poetry publishing venture in Oxford or Cambridge in the 1950s. Oxford Poetry was established in 1952 by Michael Shanks, then President of the Oxford University Poetry Society, who linked up with the painter and printer Oscar Mellor. The pamphlets the press turned out were slim — five or six poems — but they were well produced, and they were keenly read, as was Oxford Poetry.

Keywords:   English poets, poetry, student poets, Oxford University, Cambridge University, Oxford Poetry

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.