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Dymock Poets and Friends

Dymock Poets and Friends, the journal of the Friends of the Dymock Poets, was founded in 2002 to publish serious studies and scholarly articles about the Dymock Poets and their friends and acquaintances. Most of the talks given at the Friends’ events over the years have been published, alongside commissioned and specially written articles. It therefore provides a valuable insight into the poets’ lives and works, and is a useful source of information on the development of the interest in the six poets.

The current issue is sent automatically to members; back issues (if in print) may be bought by members for £2 (£3 including post and packing), and by non-members for £5 (£6 including post and packing).

To obtain back issues, please contact the journal editor, John Monks, at journal@dymockpoets.org.uk

Contents of Dymock Poets and Friends

No. 1, 2002

  • Robert Frost. Talk of going
  • David Constantine. True travellers: Edward Thomas and W.H. Davies
  • Tom Paulin. Robert Frost: sentence sound, acoustic structure and the Vernacular
  • Elizabeth Saville. Rupert Brooke, Phyllis Gardner and 1912
  • Lynn Parker. “A binding figure”: Wilfrid Gibson and Ivor Gurney
  • Paul Downey. Edward Thomas’s last battle: Arras 1917
  • Phil Cochran. The ubiquity of liquid in the poetry of Rupert Brooke
  • No. 2, 2003

  • Lesley Lee Francis. Robert Frost and the child: Mother Goose and the ‘Imagination thing’
  • James Bridges. John Drinkwater: a contextual view
  • Jeff Cooper. Lascelles Abercrombie and Arthur Ransome
  • Roy Palmer. Wet days at Little Iddens: Edward Thomas and traditional song
  • Peter Howarth. Balham, Gateway to The South Country: Edward Thomas and suburbia
  • Stephen Regan. Robert Frost: ‘Talk of Going’ and ‘The Sound of Trees’
  • No. 3, 2004

  • Sean Street. The shadowed garden: the Dymock poets and the idea of Arcadia
  • Judy Greenway. Shoulder to shoulder: Elizabeth and Wilfrid Gibson
  • R.K.R. Thornton. Sheep or horses: notes on two books by W.W. Gibson
  • Richard Emeny. Edward Thomas at Dymock
  • Pamela Blevins. Edward Thomas in America
  • Jeff Cooper. The Frosts at Ryton
  • No. 4, 2005

  • Michael Schmidt. Robert Frost and the image
  • Dominic Hibberd. First of the war poets: Wilfrid Gibson and the Great War
  • Edna Longley. Edward Thomas and memory
  • Suzette Hill. John Webster and Elizabethan Drama by Rupert Brooke
  • Benjamin Peters. The sense of nature in the poetry of Edward Thomas
  • Guy Cuthbertson. Edward Thomas’s ‘Words’ and the Worthies of Dymock Country
  • No. 5, 2006

  • Alison Brackenbury. Singing in the dark: Edward Thomas and traditional song
  • Lucy Newlyn. ‘Having no particular home’: Edward Thomas and sauntering
  • Kedrun Laurie. From Noble to Abercrombie: the influence of Northern writers on Edward Thomas
  • John Greening. Four poets of the First World War
  • Suzette A. Hill. John Drinkwater and the critical muse,with notes on the Ledwidge appraisal
  • Nicky Arscott. ‘As the Team’s Head Brass’ and ‘The Gallows’: Edward Thomas and the sounds of speech
  • No. 6, 2007

  • John Lucas. Other voices, other lives
  • Judy Kendall. Influences and echoes in Edward Thomas
  • Guy Cuthbertson. Edward Thomas, George Crabbe and the crab-like hand
  • Susie Self. Travels with my grandfather: John Drinkwater in Austria
  • Max Egremont. Siegfried Sassoon’s wars
  • Jeff Cooper. New Numbers: the story of a periodical
  • No. 7, 2008

  • Anne Harvey. Outside the Golden Room
  • Jeff Cooper. Lascelles Abercrombie and Ezra Pound: a turbulent relationship
  • Maurice Browne. The poetry of W.W. Gibson
  • Richard Emeny. Edward Thomas ninety years on
  • Jeremy Hooker. Alone in life: the friendship of Robert Frost and Edward Thomas
  • Roger Ebbatson. The ‘spiritual geography’ of Edward Thomas
  • No. 8, 2009

  • Tim Kendall. One Another’s Guide: Robert Frost and Edward Thomas
  • Adrian Barlow. ‘The Word is Said’: Re-reading the Poetry of John Drinkwater
  • Richard Harries. Poetry in a Time of Unbelief: Edward Thomas and the Elusive Call
  • Matthew Hollis. If We Could See All: Edward Thomas and the Road to War
  • R.K.R. Thornton. Having a Particular Home: Ivor Gurney, Edward Thomas and Walking
  • No. 9, 2010

  • Jeff Cooper. Poet, Scholar, Crusader: Lascelles Abercrombie
  • Richard Price. The Poetry of Lascelles Abercrombie: A Reassessment
  • Merryn Williams. Remembering Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  • Jess Owen. The Poet’s Task: Wilfrid Gibson’s Poetry and Critical Writings of the 1930s
  • Susie Self. The Triumph of Abraham Lincoln: John Drinkwater’s Life as a Playwright
  • Penny Ely. Ladders of Gold: John Haines Glimpsed Through the Eyes of His Friends
  • No. 10, 2011

  • Lynn Parker. Swords and Ploughshares: Rivalries and Reputations, 1900-1925
  • Sue Houseago. Wives and Muses of the Dymock Poets
  • Jacek Wiśniewski. Elected Friends: Edward Thomas and Robert Frost
  • Jean Moorcroft Wilson. Edward Thomas: Roads to France
  • Roger Ebbatson. ‘As The Team’s Head-Brass’: Hardyesque Overtones
  • No. 11, 2012

  • Judy Greenway. Wilfrid Gibson:Poetry, Family, History
  • Wyn Hobson. Wilfrid Gibson After Dymock
  • Peter Howarth. Edward Marsh and The Modern Editor
  • Jon Stallworthy. The Poets Go To War
  • Jeff Cooper. Poetry and Its Readers in England, 1900-1915: An Introductory Note
  • No. 12, 2013

  • John Juřica. Dymock and the Madresfield Estate
  • Richard Emeny. Edward Thomas: An Accidental Cockney
  • Anne Harvey. Supporting Cast: Edward Thomas’s Friends
  • Tim Brewis. Edward Thomas – Loved or Loathed?: Attitudes of Young People to Thomas and Poetry in General
  • Tim Kendall. Wilfrid Gibson and the First World War
  • Eleanor Rawling. Ivor Gurney’s Gloucestershire: Exploring Poetry and Place
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