The Collected Poems of the poets

General Collections

An Annual of New Poetry 1917. Constable, 1917.

Marsh, Edward, ed: Georgian Poetry, five editions published between 1912 and 1922 by The Poetry Bookshop, London

New Numbers, Ryton, Dymock, 1914 (four issues, containing poems by Abercrombie, Gibson, Brooke, Drinkwater)

Reeves, James, ed: Georgian Poetry, Penguin 1962, reprinted 1966

Williams, Merryn, ed. The Georgians 1901-1930. Shoestring Press, 2009

Lascelles Abercrombie
The Poems of Lascelles Abercrombie, Oxford University Press, 1930.

Rupert Brooke
The Collected Poems - with a memoir by Edward Marsh, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1979 (originally published 1918).

John Drinkwater
The Collected Poems of John Drinkwater, vols I to III, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1923, 1937.

Robert Frost
Collected Poems, Prose, and Plays.  Library of America, 1995.

Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
Collected Poems, 1905-1925, Macmillan, 1929.

Edward Thomas
The Annotated Collected Poems, edited by Edna Longley.  Bloodaxe Books, 2008.



There are three books which provide a good introduction, covering all the Dymock Poets and their time in the Dymock area. These are:

Clark, Keith: The Muse Colony - Dymock 1914, Redcliffe, 1992

Hart, Linda: Once They Lived in Gloucestershire: A Dymock Poets Anthology, Green Branch Press, 1995, 2000

Street, Sean: The Dymock Poets, Seren, 1994


Other Books and Articles About the Poets

Apart from the many relevant articles in the journal Dymock Poets and Friends, the following may be useful:

General books

Gawsworth, John: Ten Contemporaries: Notes Toward their Definitive Bibliography, Ernest Benn, 1932

Gethyn-Jones, Rev. J.E.: Dymock Down the Ages, orig. 1951, reprinted Alan Sutton, 1985

Haines, John.  ‘The Dymock Poets’, Gloucestershire Countryside, October 1933 (vol.1, no. 9, p.131)

Hassall, Christopher: Edward Marsh - Patron of the Arts, Longmans, 1959

Howarth, Peter. British Poetry in the Age of Modernism. Cambridge UP, 2005

Parker, Rennie. The Georgian Poets. Writers and Their Work, 1999

Rogers, Timothy, ed: Georgian Poetry 1911-1922: The Critical Heritage, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977

Ross, Robert H.: The Georgian Revolt: 1910-1922 - The Rise and Fall of a Poetic Ideal, Southern Illinois University Press, 1965

Simon, Myron. The Georgian Poetic. University of California Press, 1975

Lascelles Abercrombie

Abercrombie, Catherine: ‘Memories of a Poet’s Wife’, The Listener, 15 November 1956, p.793

Cooper, Jeffrey. A Bibliography and Notes on the Works of Lascelles Abercrombie. Kaye & Ward, 1969

Cooper, Jeff. Lascelles Abercrombie and the Origin of the Poets’ Colony at Dymock.
University of Gloucestershire Dymock Poets Special Collection Occasional Papers,1997

Haines, John. ‘Lascelles Abercrombie’, Gloucester Journal, 12 January 1935

Rupert Brooke

Brooke, Rupert The Letters of Rupert Brooke, edited by Geoffrey Keynes. Faber and Faber, 1968.

Brooke, Rupert and James Strachey. Friends and Apostles: the Correspondence, ed. Keith Hale. Yale UP, 1998

Delany, Paul. The Neo-Pagans: Friendship and Love in the Rupert Brooke Circle. Macmillan, 1987

Drinkwater, John. Rupert Brooke: An Essay, printed for the author at Chiswick Press, 1916

Hassall, Christopher. Rupert Brooke: A Biography, Faber and Faber, 1964

Jones, Nigel. Rupert Brooke: Life, Death and Myth. Richard Cohen, 1999

Read, Mike: Forever England: The Life of Rupert Brooke, Mainstream Publishing, 1997

Rogers, Timothy, Rupert Brooke: A Reappraisal and Selection, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1971

Street, Sean. Rupert Brooke: The Unimpeded Self.
University of Gloucestershire Dymock Poets Special Collection Occasional Papers,1996

John Drinkwater

Drinkwater, John: Inheritance, Being the First Book of an Autobiography, Ernest Benn,1931

Drinkwater, John. Discovery, Being the Second Book of an Autobiography, 1897-1913, Ernest Benn, 1932

Parker, Lynn Those Are Celestial Chimney Pots: A Reading of John Drinkwater,
University of Gloucestershire Dymock Poets Special Collection Occasional Papers,1998

Robert Frost

Armstrong, James & Hart, Linda. Robert Frost’s Clouded Image,
University of Gloucestershire Dymock Poets Special Collection Occasional Papers,1998

Haines, John. ‘Robert Frost’, Gloucester Journal, 2 February 1935Meyers, Jeffrey. Robert Frost: A Biography. Constable, 1996

Kendall, Tim. The Art of Robert Frost. Yale UP, 2012

Parini, Jay: Robert Frost: A Life, William Heinemann, 1998

Thompson, Lawrance: Robert Frost: The Early Years 1894-1915, Jonathan Cape, 1967.

Thompson, Lawrance, ed: Selected Letters of Robert Frost, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1964

Walsh, John Evangelist: Into My Own - The English Years of Robert Frost, Grove Weidenfeld, New York, 1988

Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

Haines, John. ‘Wilfrid Gibson’, Gloucester Journal, 15 December 1934

Hogg, Roger. WW Gibson: The People’s Poet.
University of Gloucestershire Dymock Poets Special Collection Occasional Papers,1996

Edward Thomas

A ‘selected edition’ of his prose writings, published by Oxford UP in six volumes, is in process of publication.

Cooke, William. Edward Thomas: A Critical Biography, Faber, 1970

Coombes, H. Edward Thomas, Chatto & Windus, 1956

Eckert, Robert P. Edward Thomas - A Biography and a Bibliography, Dent, 1937

Emeny, Richard. Edward Thomas: An Introduction,
University of Gloucestershire Dymock Poets Special Collection Occasional Papers, 1997

Farjeon, Eleanor. Edward Thomas - The Last Four Years, Oxford University Press, 1979. New edition, Sutton, 1997.

Francis, Lesley Lee. The Frost Family’s Adventure in Poetry, University of Missouri Press, 1994

Haines, John. ‘Edward Thomas’, Gloucester Journal, 16 February 1935

Hollis, Matthew. Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas. Faber, 2011

Marsh, Jan: Edward Thomas: A Poet for His Country, Paul Elek, 1978
Moore, John: The Life and Letters of Edward Thomas, Heinemann, 1939, republished Alan Sutton, 1983

Motion, Andrew. The Poetry of Edward Thomas, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980, republished Hogarth Press, 1991

Poetry Wales - Edward Thomas Special Centenary Issue, Spring 1978, vol.13, no.4

Stenning, Anna. Edward Thomas, A Miscellany, Galileo Publishers, 2017

Thomas, Edward. Letters from Edward Thomas to Gordon Bottomley, ed. R. George Thomas. Oxford University Press, 1968

Thomas, Edward. The Letters of Edward Thomas to Jesse Berridge, ed. Anthony Berridge, Enitharmon Press, 1983

Thomas, Edward. Selected Letters, edited by R. George Thomas. Oxford UP, 1995

Thomas, Helen and Myfanwy. Under Storm’s Wing, Paladin Books, 1990

Thomas, R. George. Edward Thomas: A Portrait, Clarendon Press, 1985

Webb, Andrew. Edward Thomas and World Literary Studies: Wales, Anglocentrism and English Literature,
Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru/University of Wales Press, 2013.



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