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Issue Details: First known date: 2001 2001
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  • Lord Alfred Douglas was born in 1870 and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. He was the editor of The Academy from 1907 to 1910 and was at one time the intimate friend of Oscar Wilde. One of the minor poets of "the eighteen-nineties," several of his poems rise above his own affectations and the end-of-the-century decadence. The City of the Soul (1899) and Sonnets (1900) contain his most graceful writing. (From Modern British Poetry by Louis Untermeyer.)

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  • Appears in:
    y Quadrant vol. 45 no. 7-8 July - August 2001 Z892660 2001 periodical issue 2001 pg. 59
  • Appears in:
    y The Light River Hal Colebatch , Bacchus Marsh : Connor Court Publishing , 2007 Z1428794 2007 selected work poetry Bacchus Marsh : Connor Court Publishing , 2007 pg. 51
    Note: With first line: Lord Alfred Douglas's nonsense rhymes
  • Appears in:
    y The Quadrant Book of Poetry 2001-2010 Les Murray (editor), Balmain : Quadrant Books , 2012 Z1847370 2012 anthology poetry '"It has been known for decades", Les Murray writes in his introduction to this collection, "that poets who might fear relegation or professional sabotage from the critical consensus of our culture have a welcome and a refuge in Quadrant—but only if they write well."

    From the second decade of his twenty years as literary editor of Quadrant, Les Murray here presents a selection of the best verse he published between 2001 and 2010.

    It is a prodigious body of work: 487 poems by 169 authors.

    These days, he observes, when poetic values are increasingly being seen as real enrichment, readers are turning to the few journals that nurture them:

    "At a time of such turn-about in the life of magazines, a Quadrant anthology seems well overdue."' (Publisher's blurb)
    Balmain : Quadrant Books , 2012
    pg. 5
    Note: With first line: Lord Alfred Douglas's nonsense rhymes
Last amended 30 Jul 2012
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