A Poetry Archive recording by

Kevin Crossley-Holland

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These poems come from a special recording for the Poetry Archive:

  • 1 -
    "The Rain-Giver"

  • 2 -

  • 3 -
    "The Island"

  • 4 -
    "The First Island"

  • 5 -
    "The Dream-House"

  • 6 -
    "Grandmother's Footsteps"

  • 7 -
    "An Approach to the Marsh"

  • 8 -
    "Mosquito"

  • 9 -
    "Waterslain: Mrs Riches"

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  • 11 -

  • 12 -

  • 13 -
    "Waterslain: The Great Painter"

  • 14 -
    "Waterslain: Wildfowler"

  • 15 -
    "Waterslain: John"

  • 16 -
    "Waterslain: Laddie"

  • 17 -
    "Orkney Girls - an extract: The Girl at Gurness"

  • 18 -
    "Sounds"

  • 19 -
    "Do You, or I, or Anyone Know?"

  • 20 -
    "Here, at the Tide's Turning"

  • 21 -
    "Solvitur Ambulando"

  • 22 -
    "Across the Water"

  • 23 -
    "The Language of Yes"

  • 24 -
    "Still Life: Eleanor with Field-Flowers"

  • 25 -
    "Leaf-Girl"

  • 26 -
    "White Noise"

  • 27 -
    "Light Weather"

  • 28 -
    "Counting Her Steps"

  • 29 -
    "The Fox and the Poet"

  • 30 -

  • 31 -

  • 32 -
    "The Heart-in-Waiting"

  • 34 -
    "Limoges"

  • 35 -

  • 36 -
    "The Art of Picking Blackberries"


Select bibliography

  • The Battle of Maldon and Other Old English Poems (translator), London, Macmillan, 1965 - out of print
  • Running to Paradise: an introductory selection of the poems of W. B. Yeats (editor), Macmillan, 1967 - out of print
  • Beowulf (translator), Macmillan, 1968 and New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1968
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  • Storm and Other Old English Riddles (translator), Macmillan, 1970 and Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1970 - out of print
  • The Rain-Giver, London, Andre Deutsch, 1972 - out of print
  • The Dream-House, Andre Deutsch, 1976 - out of print
  • New Poetry 2 (editor with Patricia Beer), London, The Arts Council, 1976 - out of print
  • The Exeter Book Riddles (translator), London, The Folio Society, 1978 and Harmondsworth, Penguin Classics, 1979 - out of print
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  • Between My Father and My Son, Minneapolis, Black Willow Press, 1982 - out of print
  • Time's Oriel, London, Hutchinson, 1983 - out of print
  • Waterslain, Hutchinson, 1986 - out of print
  • The Oxford Book of Travel Verse, London and New York, Oxford University Press, 1986 - out of print
  • Beowulf (translator) - the Poetry of Legend series, Woodbridge, The Boydell Press with Phoebe Phillips Editions, 1987
  • The Painting-Room, Hutchinson, 1988 - out of print
  • The Old English Elegies (translator), The Folio Society, 1988 - out of print
  • East Anglian Poems, Stoke by Nayland, Jardine Press, 1989 - out of print
  • Peter Grimes: the Poor of the Borough (editor), The Folio Society, 1990 - out of print
  • New and Selected Poems 1965-1990, Hutchinson, 1991 - out of print
  • Eleanor's Advent, by Kevin Crossley-Holland with illustrations by Alyson MacNeill. Old Stile Press, 1992
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  • The Language of Yes, London, Enitharmon, 1996 and Pennsylvania, Dufour, 1996
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  • Poems from East Anglia, Enitharmon, 1997
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  • The Seafarer, Old Stile Press 1998
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  • The New Exeter Book of Riddles (editor with Lawrence Sail), Enitharmon, 1999
  • Beowulf (translator), London and New York, Oxford University Press, 1999
  • Selected Poems, Enitharmon, 2002
  • The Anglo-Saxon World (editor and part translator), Cambridge, Boydell & Brewer, 1982 (new ed. 2002)
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  • Light Unlocked: Christmas Card Poems (editor with Lawrence Sail), Enitharmon, 2005
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  • Kevin Crossley-Holland Reading from his poems, The Poetry Archive, 2005
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  • Moored Man: Poems of North Norfolk, Enitharmon Press 2006
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