A Poetry Archive recording by

Dannie Abse

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

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  • 2 -
    "Photograph and White Tulips"

  • 3 -
    "Mysteries"

  • 4 -
    "Hunt the thimble"

  • 5 -
    "Horse"

  • 6 -
    "Return to Cardiff"

  • 7 -
    "Cousin Sidney"

  • 8 -
    "A new diary"

  • 9 -
    "Not Adlestrop"

  • 10 -
    "Snake"

  • 11 -
    "The Relic"

  • 12 -

  • 13 -
    "Peachstone"

  • 14 -

  • 15 -
    "Tuberculosis"

  • 16 -
    "Pantomime diseases"

  • 17 -

  • 18 -
    "Refugee"

  • 19 -
    "Meurig Dafydd to his Mistress"

  • 20 -
    "Lament of Heledd"

  • 21 -
    "Touch Wood"

  • 22 -
    "A Letter from Ogmore-by-Sea"

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Select bibliography

  • After Every Green Thing, London, Hutchinson, 1948 - out of print
  • Walking Under Water, Hutchinson, 1952 - out of print
  • Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve, Hutchinson, 1954 - out of print
  • Fire in Heaven, Hutchinson, 1956 - out of print
  • Some Corner of an English Field, Hutchinson, 1956 - out of print
  • Tenants of the House, Hutchinson, 1957, and New York, Criterion, 1959 - out of print
  • Mavericks (editor with Howard Sergeant), London, Editions Poetry and Poverty, 1957 - out of print
  • Poems, Golders Green, Hutchinson, 1962 - out of print
  • Poems! Dannie Abse: A Selection, London, Vista, 1963 - out of print
  • Modern European Verse (editor), London, Studio Vista, 1964 - out of print
  • A Small Desperation, Hutchinson, 1968 - out of print
  • O. Jones, O. Jones, Hutchinson, 1970 - out of print
  • Selected Poems, Hutchinson, 1970 - out of print
  • Poets of Wales, record, Argo, 1972 - no longer available
  • Funland and Other Poems, Hutchinson, 1973, and New York, Oxford University Press, 1973 - out of print
  • The Dogs of Pavlov, London, Vallantine, M., 1973 - out of print
  • A Poet in the Family, Hutchinson, 1974 - out of print
  • Penguin Modern Poets 26 (contributor with D. J. Enright and Michael Longley), London, Penguin, 1975 - out of print
  • Collected Poems 1948-1976, Hutchinson, 1977 and Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1977 - out of print
  • Pythagoras, Hutchinson, 1979 - out of print
  • Way Out in the Centre, Hutchinson, 1981 and as One-Legged on Ice, Athens, University of Georgia Press, 1983 - out of print
  • A Strong Dose of Myself (essays), Hutchinson, 1983 - out of print
  • Poetry of Dannie Abse, Robson Books 1983
  • Dannie Abse, Audio Cassette, Canto, 1984 - no longer available
  • Dannie Abse, by Tony Curtis. University of Wales Press, 1985
  • Ask The Bloody Horse, Hutchinson, 1986 and as Sky in Narrow Streets, Princeton, Quarterly Review of Literature Poetry Series, 1986 - out of print
  • Journals from the Ant Heap, Hutchinson, 1986 - out of print
  • Voices in the Gallery (editor with Joan Abse), London, Tate Gallery Publications, 1986 - out of print
  • The Music Lover's Literary Companion (editor with Joan Abse), London, Robson, 1988 - out of print
  • White Coat, Purple Coat: Collected Poems 1948-1988, Hutchinson, 1989 and New York, Persea, 1990 - out of print
  • The Hutchinson Book of Post-War British Poetry (editor), Hutchinson, 1989 - out of print
  • Remembrance of Crimes Past, Hutchinson, 1990 and Persea, 1991 - out of print
  • There Was A Young Man From Cardiff, Hutchinson, 1991 - out of print
  • On the Evening Road, Hutchinson, 1994 - out of print
  • Selected Poems, Penguin, 1994 - out of print
  • The Gregory Anthology 1991-1993 (editor with A. Stevenson), London, Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994
  • Intermittent Journals, Bridgend, Wales, Seren, 1994
  • Welsh Retrospective; a selection, Seren, 1997
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  • Twentieth Century Anglo-Welsh Poetry (editor), Seren, 1997
  • Arcadia, One Mile, Hutchinson, 1998 - out of print
  • Be Seated Thou: Poems 1989-1998, New York, Sheep Meadow Press, 2000
  • Goodbye, Twentieth Century (autobiography), London, Pimlico, 2001
  • Encounters (translator), London, Hearing Eye, 2001
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  • Touch Wood: Poems and a Story, Gwynedd, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2002
  • New and Collected Poems, Hutchinson, 2003
  • The Two Roads Taken (prose miscellany), London, Enitharmon, 2003
  • The Yellow Bird, Sheep Meadow Press, 2004
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  • Homage to Eros: 100 Great Poems of Love and Lust(editor), Robson Books Ltd., 2005
  • Dannie Abse Reading from his poems, CD, The Poetry Archive, 2005
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  • Running Late, Hutchinson, 2006
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  • 100 Great Poems of Love and Lust, Anova Books 2007
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  • The Presence, Vintage 2008
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  • New Selected Poems Arrow Books Ltd 2009
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