Complete Poems

Complete Poems

Editor: Vivian de Sola Pinto
Editor: Warren F. Roberts

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140186574
  • 1088 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


This collection includes all the poems from the incomplete “Collected Poems” of 1929 and from the separate smaller volumes issued during Lawrence’s lifetime; uncollected poems; an appendix of juvenilia and another containing variants and early drafts; and all Lawrence’s critical introductions to his poems. It also includes full textual and explanatory notes.

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Table of Contents

Complete PoemsAcknowledgments
Introduction: “D. H. Lawrence: Poet without a Mask” by V. de S. Pinto
Editors’ Note on the Text
Note by D. H. Lawrence (Preface to Collected Poems [1928])
Rhyming Poems
“Poetry of the Present” by D. H. Lawrence (Introduction to the American Edition of New Poems [1918]

Unrhyming Poems
Look! We Have Come Through!
Birds, Beasts and Flowers

Introduction to Pansies by D. H. Lawrence
Foreword to Pansies by D. H. Lawrence

Introduction to Last Poems and More Pansies by Richard Aldington

More Pansies

Last Poems

Uncollected Poems
Poems from The Plumed Serpent
Additional Pansies

Appendix I: Foreword to Collected Poems
Appendix II: Juvenilia
Appendix III: Variants and Early Drafts
Appendix IV: Notes
Index of First Lines
Index of Titles

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