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Taylor, Henry 1942-

Overview
Works: 81 works in 133 publications in 2 languages and 7,884 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Clerihews  Humorous poetry  Biographical poetry  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Translator, Signer, Performer
Classifications: PS3570.A93, 882.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Henry Taylor
The flying change : poems by Henry Taylor( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poet-professor, who lives in a rural world, explores a variety of poetic forms revealing the terror and the beauty surrounding him
The children of Herakles by Euripides( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compulsory figures : essays on recent American poets by Henry Taylor( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although he is best known as a poet, Henry Taylor is also an astute critic, as the essays in this discerning collection demonstrate. In Compulsory Figures, Taylor writes about seventeen contemporary poets, much of whose work, he says, has been a part of his mental landscape since he himself began to write poetry. The pieces were written, and most of them published, over an extended period of time; as a whole, the collection reveals Taylor's profound respect for craftsmanship and for the distinct terms on which different poems must be taken. His concern is as much with the process of creating a poem as it is with the poem itself. Taylor's interests range from traditional verse to startling experiments with newer forms. Several of his subjects are among the best-known poets of the past twenty-five years; a few are better known as writers of prose than of poetry. Some have long been admired by only a select few, but Taylor's concern is less with reputation than with an individual poet's ways of engaging our attention and emotions. Each essay is a meditation on a substantial portion of a poet's body of work - its evolution and its contribution to the art. Taylor writes about the contrasts between memories of a rural childhood and a lifetime of reading and learning found in Fred Chappell's impressive oeuvre and the merging of personal history with social and political history in the work of Gwendolyn Brooks. In May Sarton's poetry he finds a concern with both human and literary development, and he notes the profound wit, neoclassical attention to form, and generous erudition of David R. Slavitt's poems. He considers the skillful and serious experimental poetry of Jackson Mac Low and the deftness of form and tone in William Jay Smith's work. Others whose poetry he discusses are Anthony Hecht, J.V. Cunningham, Louis Simpson, John Woods, Robert Watson, Brewster Ghiselin, William Stafford, George Garrett, William Meredith, John Hall Wheelock, and James Wright. These essays represent an informed and sensitive discussion of the state of recent American poetry. Throughout, Taylor's easy-going patience and clarity of style are at the service of the reader, the poems, and the poets
Understanding fiction : poems, 1986-1996 by Henry Taylor( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his first poetry collection since winning the Pulitzer Price for The Flying Change, Henry Taylor beautifully renders the vicissitudes of love, friendship, and vocation. Often using the craft of writing as a metaphor for the examined life, Taylor explores with wry wisdom the slow-dawning awareness of our evanescence. In Understanding Fiction we find gentle regret for time spent dabbling, time spent away from the work that should rightfully claim our passion. Indeed, to
Brief candles : 101 Clerihews by Henry Taylor( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crooked run : poems by Henry Taylor( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The horse show at midnight : poems by Henry Taylor( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An afternoon of pocket billiards : poems by Henry Taylor( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The horse show at midnight ; and, An afternoon of pocket billiards : poems by Henry Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry : points of departure by Henry Taylor( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Templars : knights of Christ by Régine Pernoud( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, historians and novelists have portrayed the Knights Templar as avaricious and power-hungry villains. Indignant at the discrepancies between fact and fantasy, Pernoud draws a different portrait of these Christian warriors
The water of light : a miscellany in honor of Brewster Ghiselin by Henry Taylor( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bacchae, and other plays by Euripides( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through their sheer range, daring innovation, flawed but eloquent characters and intriguing plots, the plays of Euripides have shocked and stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. Phoenician Women portrays the rival sons of King Oedipus and their mother's doomed attempts at reconciliation, while Orestes shows a son ravaged with guilt after the vengeful murder of his mother. In The Bacchae, a king mistreats a newcomer to his land, little knowing that he is the god Dionysus disguised as a mortal, while in Iphigenia at Aulis, the Greek leaders take the horrific decision to sacrifice a princess to gain favour from the gods in their mission to Troy. Finally, the Rhesus depicts a world of espionage between the warring Greek and Trojan camps."--Jacket
The old mass and the new : explaining the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum of Pope Benedict XVI by Marc Aillet( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historical and cultural impetus for both the 2007 motu proprio of Pope Benedict XVI and the rich tradition of liturgical reform are explored
Breakings by Henry Taylor( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man, the image of God : the creation of man as good news by Christoph von Schönborn( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"God created man in his own image, and the profound implications of this assertion are the subject of this book. Drawing on philosophy, theology, science, Scripture and art, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn reflects on man as the greatest of God's creatures and on the Christian understanding of his incomparable dignity that flows from this truth."--Cover
Black book of the endangered species by Vladimir Levchev( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperado by Henry Taylor( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape with tractor by Henry Taylor( Recording )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H. Taylor reads selections from The horse show at midnight (c1966), An afternoon of pocket billiards (c1975), and The flying change (c1985)
Leaves from the dry tree by Vladimir Levchev( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The flying change : poems
Alternative Names
Henry S. Taylor American poet

Henry S. Taylor US-amerikanischer Dichter

Taylor, Henry Splawn, 1942-

Languages
English (72)

French (3)

Covers
The children of HeraklesCompulsory figures : essays on recent American poetsUnderstanding fiction : poems, 1986-1996Brief candles : 101 ClerihewsCrooked run : poemsThe horse show at midnight ; and, An afternoon of pocket billiards : poemsThe Templars : knights of ChristThe Bacchae, and other playsThe old mass and the new : explaining the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum of Pope Benedict XVI