A Critical Quarterly Supplement [Number 1]: Poetry 1960 An Appetiser
The Critical Quarterly Society
The first of a total of sixteen poetry supplements to The Critical Quarterly issued between 1960 and 1975. Publisher's grey card wrappers with lettering and contributors printed on the front cover, designed by T. E. Burrill. Introduction by C. B. (Brian) Cox and A. E. Dyson. Octavo. pp. 24. This supplement includes poems by Philip Larkin, R.S. Thomas. D.J. Enright, Christopher Levenson, Thom Gunn, Christopher Logue, John Wain, Graham Hough, Elizabeth Jennings, Laurence Lerner, Ted Hughes, Kingsley Amis, Robin Skelton, Geoffrey Grigson, J.M. Cameron, Vernon Watkins, Donald Davie and John Holloway, with Prize Poems by Sylvia Plath and Alan Brownjohn. Critical Quarterly had been started in 1959 by Brian Cox who was then a young lecturer in the English Department at Hull University, with his former student friend A. E. Dyson, the pioneering campaigner for homosexual rights, who was at Bangor University. Cox ultimately moved to a Chair in Manchester where he conceived the idea of publishing 'Black Papers' on education, attacking the 'White Papers' in which government policy was published
A stapled booklet in Very Good condition with ownership initials at foot of front cover.