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Maxwell, Glyn 1962-

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Works: 91 works in 220 publications in 1 language and 5,590 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Fiction 
Roles: Librettist, Narrator, Editor
Classifications: PR6063.A869, 821.914
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Most widely held works by Glyn Maxwell
The sugar mile by Glyn Maxwell( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 546 libraries worldwide
In this book of poetry, Maxwell returns to the extended verse narrative he employed in Time's Fool, to juxtapose two cities on the brink of irrevocable change. The book begins when the poet steps into an uptown Manhattan bar a few days before September 11, 2001. He is confronted by a regular, a fellow British expatriate. It has been almost exactly sixty-one years since London's "Black Saturday," the start of the worst of the Blitz during World War II. Joe is a survivor of the bombing, and his insistent story brings his lost neighbors back to share the terror and the peculiar beauty blooming in the chaos of their last days. The bartender interrupts to brag about New York's wonders--as we begin to understand that the city soon will face its own catastrophic moment in history.--From publisher description
On poetry by Glyn Maxwell( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
In seven chapters... the poet explores his belief that the greatest verse arises from a harmony of mind and body, and that poetic forms originate in human necessities: breath, heartbeat, footstep, posture... To illustrate his argument, he draws upon personal touchstones such as Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost. An experienced teacher, Maxwell also takes us inside the world of the creative writing class, where we learn from the experiences of four aspiring poets."--
The nerve by Glyn Maxwell( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
The breakage : poems by Glyn Maxwell( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Maxwell's poems are adventures from the known to the unknown, seeming to take even more delight in the exploration than in the content of the lessons learned. A series of verse letters to the English poet Edward Thomas, killed in the First World War, anchors the book, but the variety of form and mood here--from the mysteriously introspective to the overtly humorous--is breathtaking. --Houghton Mifflin. Maxwell's extraordinary virtuosity first brought him renown, and it is often on show here. --Publishers Weekly. His range is vast, his energy impressive, his temperament reckless and risk-taking. Maxwell looks well on the way to becoming the complete modern English poet. --Poetry Review [London]. Maxwell covers a greater distance is a single line than most people do in a poem ... He is a poet of immense promise and unforgettable delivery. --Joseph Brodsky. Maxwell's originality lies in his astonishing ability to orchestrate asides, parenthetical quips, side-of-the-mouth ruminations into a formal verse with a bravura not dared before. --Derek Walcott
Out of the rain by Glyn Maxwell( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
Time's fool : a tale in verse by Glyn Maxwell( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
The boys at twilight : poems, 1990-1995 by Glyn Maxwell( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
The poems in this volume were selected by Glyn Maxwell from TALE OF THE MAYOR'S SON (published in 1990, when he was twenty-eight), OUT OF THE RAIN (shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize), and REST FOR THE WICKED. Maxwell “is a formalist," wrote Robert McIlwaine about his first book, “but . . . he is an outspoken anti-elitist social poet. His strenuous well-wrought poems . . . come from an English tradition of technical virtuosity with plain speech." The Boys at Twilight shows, sometimes comically, men at war, boys at play, boys grown up, men overreaching and reverting. Other concerns are the dangers of authority and mob psychology, the absurdities of stardom and consumerism, the heroism of the decent, and the wisdom of doubt. His subjects range from biblical stories to the “Tale of the Chocolate Egg," which is a long, “pitch-perfect description of a bored young man's growing obsession with a new kind of candy" (Adam Kirsch, New Republic). Always in his work, “Maxwell knows that to see into is not necessarily to see through . . . His virtuosity has a ballast of sobriety" (Poetry Book Society)
Hide now by Glyn Maxwell( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
'Hide Now' is Glyn Maxwell's most direct and personal collection yet. It contains some extremely moving poems, in particular about the breakup of his marriage
One thousand nights and counting : selected poems by Glyn Maxwell( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of poems that are influenced by history, fairy tales, and myths to create a parallel world
Tale of the mayor's son by Glyn Maxwell( Book )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Rest for the wicked by Glyn Maxwell( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
The girl who was going to die by Glyn Maxwell( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Susan Mantle is a rather useless London tour guide. Following a terrorist atrocity she is seen crying on a park bench, and images of her are reproduced in the news under the headline "beautiful but crying" so often, she comes to symbolise the mood following the tragedy. She is actually crying because she's interpreted a fortune-teller's advice to mean that she is going to die
The poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013 by Derek Walcott( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Blue Burneau by Glyn Maxwell( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Plays two by Glyn Maxwell( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Moon country : further reports from Iceland by Simon Armitage( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Plays one by Glyn Maxwell( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
The forever waltz by Glyn Maxwell( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Gnyss the Magnificent : three verse plays by Glyn Maxwell( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
After Troy by Glyn Maxwell( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Award-winning poet and playwright Glyn Maxwell rips up two Greek tragedies and makes a modern play from the fragments. A witty and passionate retelling of Euripedes' Women of Troy and Hecuba, After Troy exposes the cruelties of war both then and now
 
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