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Published by Blackstaff Press in Belfast .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • English poetry -- 19th century.,
  • English poetry -- Irish authors

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsHewitt, John Harold, 1907-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR8857 .R48, PR8857 R48
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 135 p. :
Number of Pages135
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18686405M
ISBN 100856400475, 0856400475

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Rhyming weavers, and other country poets of Antrim and Down. / Tom Paulin --The Subject Proposed --The Publication of the Little Books --A Note on Reading the Bards' Verses --Weaver Rhymers Outside Antrim and Down --The Rhyming Weavers --Rural Life --No Female Bards --The and other country poets of Antrim and Down\/span> \u00A0\u00A0. During the nineteenth century there was a remarkable flowering of peasant verse in the Ulster counties of Antrim and Down. Witty, irreverent and deeply egalitarian, these poems were written by working people - handloom weavers, small farmers and countr. Antrim (Northern Ireland: County) Antrim (Northern Ireland) Country life Down (Northern Ireland: County) English poetry Irish poetry Poetry / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Poetry / General Poets, Irish Scottish poetry Weavers Working class writings, English. Rhyming Weavers: & Other Country Poets of Antrim and Down avg rating — 3 ratings — published — 2 editions Want to Read saving /5(6).

  John Hewitt's Rhyming Weavers is both a study and a celebration of the lives and work of these country poets. His extended introduction provides an accessible account of the context in which the poets wrote and is complemented by a select anthology that includes poems by well-known local bards such as David Herbison, James Orr and Samuel Thomson/5(3). 1 Rhyming Weavers and Other Country Poets of Antrim and Down, Belfast, Blackstaff Press, ; 2 See, for example, “The Bitter Gourd: Some problems of the Ulster Writer”, Lagan, 3, , : Ivan Herbison. The poets wrote in the 'lively tongue' of the Ulster-Scots vernacular and drew their themes from the landscape and life of the community at a time when the making of flax into linen played a basic part in the economic and social pattern. John Hewitt's Rhyming Weavers is both a study and a celebration of the lives and work of these country poets/5(4).   This invaluable, not-so-little book should be sent free of charge and as a service to Ulster poetry to every young poet in the province. And with it a copy of Rhyming Weavers & other country poets of Antrim and Down. We need Hewitt now more than ever to remind us that we have a tradition and a definable, colourful, multi-layered Ulsterness.

  The Blackstaff Press first published John Hewitt’s ‘Rhyming Weavers and other Country Poets of Antrim and Down’ in now it has been reprinted.   The poets wrote in the 'lively tongue' of the Ulster-Scots vernacular and drew their themes from the landscape and life of the community at a time when the making of flax into linen played a basic part in the economic and social pattern. John Hewitt's Rhyming Weavers is both a study and a celebration of the lives and work of these country : Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc Poetry: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Rhyming weavers, and other country poets of Antrim and Down. Hewitt, John () Rhyming Weavers and Other Country Poets of Antrim and Down (Belfast: Blackstaff Press). Google Scholar Keegan, Bridget () ‘Romantic Labouring-Class Pastoralism as Eco-Queer Camp’, Romanticism on the Net, 36–: Jennifer Orr.