Eugenia Russell

Eugenia Russell / News / Fri 26 Feb 2021

New title: Inspired by the Sea: an anthology of poetry

New title: Inspired by the Sea: an anthology of poetry

Inspired by the sea: an anthology of poetry

Edited by Eugenia and Quentin Russell

The elemental nature of the sea and its changing moods has inspired poets since the earliest times. This selection of English and American poetry from Anglo-Saxon England through to the First World War covers the broad range of poetic responses to the sea - to its mythic qualities, its romance and the sheer exhilaration of being under sail, its challenges and perils, and the opportunity to use its mystery as a source of meditation and metaphor.

The spectrum of verse ranges from the pure joy of sailing expressed by the anonymous Anglo-Saxon author of The Seafarer and John Masefield, Coleridge’s mystical Rime of the Ancient Mariner, to the lighter verse of Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll.

The poems are accompanied by a selection of black and white engravings, line drawings and paintings.

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