Roy Fisher

Roy Fisher is a major figure in British poetry, considered by many to be one of the most important post-war English poets. One of the first poets to incorporate American and European poetics into the British tradition, Fisher’s early work, including City (1961), was immediately admired in the United States while in the UK the publication in 1981 of Poems 1955 – 1980 established his reputation as a leading experimental and innovative poet.  This collection was followed by, amongst others, A Furnace (1986), Poems 1955-1987 (1988), The Dow Low Drop (1996), The Long And The Short Of It: Poems 1955 – 2005 (2005) and Standard Midland (2010). News for the Ear: A Homage to Roy Fisher edited by Peter Robinson and Robert Sheppard appeared in 2000, and a book of critical essays, The Thing about Roy Fisher, edited by John Kerrigan and Peter Robinson, was published the same year., In 2005 Roy Fisher was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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