Wreaths

By Geoffrey Hill b. 1932 Geoffrey Hill
This poem originally appeared in the May 1957 issue of Poetry. See it in its original context.

“Wreath” from New and Collected Poems: 1952–1992 by Geoffrey Hill. © 1994 by Geoffrey Hill. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Source: Poetry (April 2012).

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This poem originally appeared in the April 2012 issue of Poetry magazine

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Biography

Geoffrey Hill was born in Worcestershire, England in 1932. From a working-class family, Hill attended Oxford where his work was first published by the poet Donald Hall. These poems later collected in For the Unfallen: Poems 1952-1958 (1959), marked an astonishing debut. In dense poems of gnarled syntax and astonishing rhetorical power, Hill planted the seeds of style and concern that he has continued to cultivate over his long . . .

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Poem Categorization

SUBJECT Living, Death, The Body, Time & Brevity, Nature, Seas, Rivers, & Streams

POET’S REGION England

Poetic Terms Free Verse, Series/Sequence

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