Civilised Airs Poems 1973-82 by Steve Griffiths

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Published by Seren Books/Poetry Wales Pr Ltd .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Poetry,
  • English,
  • Works by individual poets: from c 1900 -,
  • 20th Century English Poetry

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8294144M
ISBN 100907476333
ISBN 109780907476337

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Griffiths, Steve, Civilised airs. Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan: Poetry Wales Press, (OCoLC)   This "First Book of Airs," as already mentioned, was published in 1;97, at a time when he seems to have been in residence at Trinity College, Dublin, as a graduate.

In the following year he left England again to take up an appoin ment at Elsinore as lutenist to Christian IV. King of Denmark: and, except for one brief visit to England in   Anton Chekhov Poor Nikolai Chekhov.

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