Elizabeth Jennings


Elizabeth Jennings

:"This article is about the English poet. See Lizzie Jennings for the American civil rights figure of the same name."

Elizabeth Jennings (July 18 1926October 26 2001) was an English poet, noted for her clarity of style and simplicity of literary approach. Her Roman Catholicism coloured much of her work.

Jennings was born in Lincolnshire, but her family moved to Oxford when she was six. There she later attended St Anne's College. After graduation, she became a librarian.

She is not generally regarded as an innovator. Her work displays a simplicity of metre and rhyme shared with Philip Larkin, Kingsley Amis and Thom Gunn, all members of the group of English poets known as The Movement. She always made it clear that, whilst her life, which included a spell of severe mental illness, contributed to the themes contained within her work, she did not write explicitly autobiographical poetry.

She is buried in Wolvercote Cemetery, Oxford.

Works

Her works include "An Anthology of Modern Verse 1940–1960" (1961), and a revised and updated collection, "Collected Poems 1953–1985", (1986) that won the 1987 WH Smith Literary Award.

* "Poems" (1953)
* "A Way of Looking" (1955)
* "A Sense of the World" (1958)
* "Song For a Birth or a Death" (1961)
* "Recoveries" (1964)
* "The Mind has Mountains" (1966)
* "Collected Poems 1967" (1967)
* "The Animals' Arrival" (1969)
* "Lucidities" (1970)
* "Relationships" (1972)
* "Growing Points" (1975)
* "Consequently I Rejoice" (1977)
* "After the Ark" (1978)
* "Moments of Grace" (1980)
* "Celebrations and Elegies" (1912)
* "Extending the Territory" (1985)
* "Collected Poems (1953-1985)" (1986)

Collections

*cite web
author = Eliabeth Jennings
year = 2002
title = New Collected Poems
url = http://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9781857545593
work =
publisher = Carcanet Press
accessdate = 2008-09-13

*cite web
author = Michelangelo, Eliabeth Jennings (Tr.)
year = 2002
title = Sonnets of Michelangelo
url = http://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9781857542448
work =
publisher = Carcanet Press
accessdate = 2008-09-13

*cite web
author = Eliabeth Jennings
year = 2001
title = Timely Issues
url = http://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9781857545159
work =
publisher = Carcanet Press
accessdate = 2008-09-13

*cite web
author = Eliabeth Jennings
year = 1998
title = Praises
url = http://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9781857543995
work =
publisher = Carcanet Press
accessdate = 2008-09-13

*cite web
author = Eliabeth Jennings
year = 1996
title = A Poet's Choice
url = http://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9781857542622
work =
publisher = Carcanet Press
accessdate = 2008-09-13

*cite web
author = Eliabeth Jennings
year = 1996
title = In the Meantime
url = http://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9781857542561
work =
publisher = Carcanet Press
accessdate = 2008-09-13

*cite web
author = Eliabeth Jennings
year = 1996
title = Every Changing Shape
url = http://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9781857542479
work =
publisher = Carcanet Press
accessdate = 2008-09-13

*cite web
author = Eliabeth Jennings
year = 1992
title = Times and Seasons
url = http://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9780856359774
work =
publisher = Carcanet Press
accessdate = 2008-09-13

*cite web
author = Eliabeth Jennings
year = 1989
title = Tributes
url = http://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9780856357565
work =
publisher = Carcanet Press
accessdate = 2008-09-13

*cite web
author = Eliabeth Jennings
year = 1987
title = Selected Poems
url = http://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9780856352829
work =
publisher = Carcanet Press
accessdate = 2008-09-13

External links

* [http://www.poemhunter.com/i/ebooks/pdf/elizabeth_jennings_2004_9.pdf Some Elizabeth Jennings' poems]
* [http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/elizabeth_jennings Some more Elizabeth Jennings' poems]
* [http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/jennings/jenning2.html] , [http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/jennings/jenning3.html] , [http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/jennings/jenning4.html] - Elizabeth Jennings Poetry Notebooks
* [http://www.library.georgetown.edu/dept/speccoll/cl173.htm] , [http://www.library.georgetown.edu/dept/speccoll/cl136.htm] - Elizabeth Jennings' papers
* [http://www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/magazine/record.asp?id=6383 Analysis of her poetry]
* "A Chinese Sage" - from "Growing Points" (1975):
** [http://www.coursework.info/I_B_/World_Literature/A_Chinese_Sage_is_a_poem_written_by_Elizabeth_Jennings_L40045.html Comment 1]
** [http://www.coursework.info/Detailed/GCSE/English_Literature/Poetry/Miscellaneous/A_Chinese_Sage_by_Elizabeth_Jennings_-_poetry_commentry._L41554.html Comment 2]


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