Author(s): James Fenton
In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to the most important poets in our literature. Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night: What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry? - "The Tyger".
Faber and Faber presents eight beautiful editions of classic Romantic poetry
A painter, poet and engraver, William Blake (1757-1827) was born in London. Poetical Sketches, his first volume of poetry, was published in 1783 and was followed by several of his best-known works: Songs of Innocence (1789), The Book of Thiel (1789), The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790-3), Songs of Experience (1794) and Jerusalem (1804-20).