A beautiful gift book of favourite poems about the great sport of fishing. Including poems from Ted Hughes, Shakespeare and Lorca.Fishing has inspired a wealth of poetry-Tang Dynasty meditations; Japanese haiku; medieval rhymes; classic verses by Homer and Shakespeare; poems by Donne, Goethe, Tennyson, and Yeats. Modern masterpieces abound as well, by the likes of Federico García Lorca, Elizabeth Bishop, Ted Hughes, Robert Lowell, Raymond Carver, Margaret Atwood, Audre Lorde, Richard Hugo, and Derek Walcott. In the hands of the poets collected here, fishing with a hook and line yields reflections both sparklingly light and awe-inspiringly deep. Filled with humour, nostalgia, adventure, celebrations of the beauties of nature, and metaphors for the art of living, The Art of Angling is sure to lure anglers and lovers of poetry alike.
TheArt of Angling
Henry Hughes is a poet, essayist and professor of English at Western Oregon University. He has previously edited The Art of Angling: Poems about Fishing and Fishing Stories for Everyman's Library.