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The Art of Angling : Poems About Fishing, Hardback Book

The Art of Angling : Poems About Fishing Hardback

Edited by Dr Henry Hughes

Part of the Everyman's Library POCKET POETS series


Fishing has inspired a wealth of poetry-Tang Dynasty meditations; Japanese haiku; medieval rhymes; classic verses by Homer and Shakespeare; poems by Donne, Goethe, Tennyson, and Yeats.

Modern masterpieces abound as well, by the likes of Federico Garcia Lorca, Elizabeth Bishop, Ted Hughes, Robert Lowell, Raymond Carver, Margaret Atwood, Audre Lorde, Richard Hugo, and Derek Walcott.

In the hands of the poets collected here, fishing with a hook and line yields reflections both sparklingly light and awe-inspiringly deep.

Filled with humour, nostalgia, adventure, celebrations of the beauties of nature, and metaphors for the art of living, The Art of Angling is sure to lure anglers and lovers of poetry alike.




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