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Double Issue: Volume 3(4) & 4(1)

Geoffrey Hill from Scenes from Comus for Hugh Wood on his 70th Birthday
Martin Anderson On Hugh Wood
Elizabeth Cook Why I do not feel ready to leave the world of sense
W. S. Milne Plainsong
William Cookson A tribute to Geoffrey Hill
Rodney Pybus 'What fun . . . and Strange Beauty'
Grevel Lindop Of Argument and Rumination
W. S. Milne Geoffrey Hill's The Orchards of Syon
Inga-Stina Ewbank Remembering Brand
Alistair Stead In impiam memorium
Michael Hamburger From a Diary of Non-Events
Rest on the Flight
Jeffrey Wainwright The Canto of Ulysses
Michael Glover The Problem Child
Telling My Beads
Matthew Welton Some Recent Poetry Books
  Notes on Contributors



Selected Contributors:

Born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, in 1932, Geoffrey Hill is the author of nine books of poetry, including The Triumph of Love, co-winner of the Heinemann Award. His Collected Poems, Canaan, The Triumph of Love, Speech! Speech! and The Orchards of Syon are all published by Penguin. Scenes from Comus, of which a third is printed in this issue of Stand is forthcoming. Geoffrey Hill currently lives and teaches in Massachusetts, where he is Professor of Literature and Religion and Co-director of the Editorial Institute of Boston University. He is also Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford and of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

Inga-Stina Ewbank is Emeritus Professor of English Literature, University of Leeds, and earlier held a chair at Bedford College, University of London. She has written on Shakespeare and other Early Modern drama, on the Brontës, and on Scandinavian drama, and has translated plays by Ibsen and Strindberg for performance.

Alistair Stead has recently retired from the School of English, The University of Leeds, where he has taught English and American Literature since 1964. He has co-edited several books of literary criticism, most recently, Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics (1999), which includes an essay by Geoffrey Hill. He co-edits the James Joyce Broadsheet and has published essays on twentieth-century fiction.

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