Fugitive Poems is a new volume of previously uncollected poems selected by Poet Laureate Andrew Motion. Gleaned from the riches of Keats's letters to his friends and relatives, these poems reveal a lesser-known aspect of the poet's sensibility, showing him as a witty, humorous and, at times, irreverent young writer. A verse letter full of 'shapes, and shadows and remembrances', a sonnet on a 'craggy ocean-pyramid' and a 'mysterious tale' of which the poet cannot speak - Fugitive Poems provides a precious insight into what manner of man John Keats really was, and how he lived out his poetic life. 'John Keats's Fugitive Poems is indispensable to any passionate lover of Keats's poetry.' - John Horder, Art Council Prize-winning poet, playwright, story-teller and journalist.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Andrew Motion; Fugitive Poems; Notes; Index of Titles and First Lines; Biographical note
The archetype of the Romantic writer, John Keats (1795-1821) is one of the greatest and most influential poets of the nineteenth century. Andrew Motion has been Professor of Creative Writing at UEA since 1995; since 1999 he has also been Poet Laureate.