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Neil Powell

Neil Powell’s most recent books are Benjamin Britten: A Life for Music (Hutchinson, 2013) and Was and Is: Collected Poems (Carcanet, 2017).

Neil Powell's work featured in PN Review comprises 64 reports, 19 contributions of poetry, 29 articles, one interview, and 45 reviews, over a period of 42 years. Also available are seven reviews of Neil Powell's work.
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Further Reading
Subscribers only Poetry Collection in PN Review 1 (1977) Four Poems
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 1 (1977) Magic & String: The Poetry of Peter Scupham
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 2 (1978) What is Traditional Poetry
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 2 (1978) on Elizabeth Daryush
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 4 (1978) Thom Gunn
Subscribers only Poetry Collection in PN Review 6 (1979) Three Poems
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 7 (1979) The Poet, the Public, and the Pub
Subscribers only Poetry Collection in PN Review 8 (1979) Old School Tie
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 9 (1979) A Principle of Conservatism
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 14 (1980) 'Life' or 'Letters'
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 14 (1980) on F. T. Prince's Collected Poems
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 14 (1980) Neil Powell on Kingsley Amis's Collected Poems
Subscribers only Poetry Collection in PN Review 15 (1980) Two Poems
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 15 (1980) Goodbye, Blackberry Way
Subscribers only Poetry Collection in PN Review 16 (1980) Acts of Faith
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 17 (1981) on Dick Davis, Peter Scupham and John Fuller
Subscribers only Reviewed by Bernard Bergonzi in PN Review 17 (1981) on Neil Powell
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 18 (1981) on P. J. King's 'Nine Contemporary Poets'
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 20 (1981) What Life Is - the novels of Martin Amis
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 21 (1981) 'Dearie Me Today' - Roy Fuller
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 24 (1982) The Dream Decays
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 30 (1983) on Thom Gunn
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 30 (1983) Art, if you like
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 30 (1983) Homage to Greville
Subscribers only Reviewed by Steven Tuohy in PN Review 33 (1983) on Neil Powell
Poetry Collection in PN Review 35 (1984) Studies
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 44 (1985) on the Auden Critical Heritage
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 58 (1987) on Philip Larkin
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 60 (1988) on recent Irish poetry
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 61 (1988) on John Mole and Lawrence Sail
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 62 (1988) on Oliver Reynolds and Charles Boyle
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 66 (1989) Leaving the Rest Unsaid
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 68 (1989) on Peter Porter and F.T. Prince
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 70 (1989) Loud Music, Bars and Boisterous Men
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 70 (1989) on Phoebe Hesketh
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 71 (1990) on Roy Fuller
Review in PN Review 72 (1990) on Donald Davie
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 76 (1990) on Edwin Morgan
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 77 (1991) on Gay Clifford
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 78 (1991) on recent anthologies
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 81 (1991) on Wizard of Oz (Anthologies)
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 82 (1991) Hammer and Chisel
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 82 (1991) on Educational Anthologies
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 84 (1992) on Seven new Anthologies
Subscribers only Poetry Collection in PN Review 85 (1992) Two Poems
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 85 (1992) on Thom Gunn
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 87 (1992) on Anthologies
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 87 (1992) on Henry Reed
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 88 (1992) Against the Grain
Subscribers only Poetry Collection in PN Review 90 (1993) Two Poems
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 91 (1993) on anthologies
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 92 (1993) on The new Poetry
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 93 (1993) Adam Johnson
Subscribers only Poetry Collection in PN Review 94 (1993) Five Poems
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 95 (1994) on Anthologies
Subscribers only Poetry Collection in PN Review 98 (1994) Hundred River
Subscribers only Poetry Collection in PN Review 100 (1994) Five Poems
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 101 (1995) on Anthologies
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 105 (1995) Roy Fuller: The Double Nature of Nature
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 106 (1995) on Anthologies
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 107 (1996) on Hugo Williams
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 108 (1996) Making Tracks
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 110 (1996) on anthologies
Subscribers only Reviewed by Dennis O'Driscoll in PN Review 110 (1996) on Roy Fuller
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 114 (1997) Gentle Readers
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 119 (1998) on John Fuller
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 122 (1998) on W.H. Auden
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 124 (1998) A Proper Literary Person
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 125 (1999) Forgetting How to Read
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 130 (1999) The Bonfire of the Anthologies
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 133 (2000) on Anthologies
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 134 (2000) on Bernard Bergonzi
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 136 (2000) Winters' Talents
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 140 (2001) Robert Graves and the Humour of Homer
Subscribers only Poetry Collection in PN Review 141 (2001) Four Poems
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 143 (2002) on Frank Kermode
Subscribers only Poetry Collection in PN Review 148 (2002) Thanks
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 151 (2003) War Music
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 152 (2003) Of Weights and Woodbines
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 153 (2003) Gerald Finzi and British Poetry
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 154 (2003) A Foggy Day
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 155 (2004) A Foggy Day
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 155 (2004) George Crabbe: A Stranger in the City
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 156 (2004) The Real Right Thing
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 157 (2004) A Postcard from Pearson Park
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 158 (2004) Over the Wall
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 159 (2004) A Love of Chance
Subscribers only Poetry Collection in PN Review 159 (2004) The Garden at Clears
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 160 (2004) In Search of Duende
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 161 (2005) Third Best
Subscribers only Reviewed by Norman Scarfe in PN Review 161 (2005) on George Crabbe: An English Life
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 162 (2005) Adventures in the Book Trade
Subscribers only Reviewed by James Sutherland-Smith in PN Review 162 (2005) Short Notes
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 163 (2005) Bill and Bird
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 164 (2005) A Walk in the Saints
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 165 (2005) A Few Days in July
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 166 (2005) Common Ground
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 167 (2006) The View from the Hill
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 168 (2006) Mr Boythorn's Canary
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 169 (2006) The Gingko in the Garden
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 170 (2006) Vox Unpop
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 171 (2006) Henry James and Cabbages
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 172 (2006) A Better Class of Conversation
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 173 (2007) Altogether Elsewhere
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 173 (2007) on Diana McVeagh's Gerald Finzi
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 174 (2007) The Song Not the Singer
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 176 (2007) Fathers and Sons
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 177 (2007) Writing in the Margin
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 178 (2007) The Exclusions of a Rhyme
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 179 (2008) At Mermaid Manor
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 180 (2008) The Dying of the Light
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 181 (2008) Thereby Hangs a Tale
Subscribers only Poetry Collection in PN Review 181 (2008) The Boy on the Bus
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 182 (2008) Forty Years On
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 183 (2008) The Mind's Eye and the Mind's Ear
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 184 (2008) Tree at my Window
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 185 (2009) The Road to Iken Cliff
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 186 (2009) Lines and Squares
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 187 (2009) Extra Time in the Varsity Match
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 188 (2009) May with its Light Behaving
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 189 (2009) John Donne at Saint Nick's
Subscribers only Poetry Collection in PN Review 189 (2009) The Journal of Lily Lloyd
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 190 (2009) Hunting Ground
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 191 (2010) Since Cleopatra Died
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 192 (2010) Winter and Rough Weather
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 193 (2010) Of Making Many Books
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 194 (2010) The Liberal Moment
Subscribers only Poetry Collection in PN Review 194 (2010) Blackborough Park
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 195 (2010) Difficulties with Difficulty
Subscribers only Poetry Collection in PN Review 195 (2010) A Huntingdonshire Elegy
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 196 (2010) A Flamingo in Cemetery Road
Report in PN Review 197 (2011) A Good Word For Criticism
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 198 (2011) Michael Henchard's Will
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 199 (2011) Our Own Mags
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 200 (2011) The End Crowns All
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 201 (2011) Ozymandias on the Piccadilly Line
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 202 (2011) Rewards of Failure
Subscribers only Poetry Collection in PN Review 202 (2011) Four Poems
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 203 (2012) Roy and Sandy
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 204 (2012) A Sense of Belonging
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 205 (2012) Minding Our Language
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 206 (2012) Serious Pleasures
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 207 (2012) Faith, Doubt and Art
Subscribers only Reviewed by Kevin J. Gardner in PN Review 207 (2012) on Neil Powell
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 208 (2012) Dog Days
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 209 (2013) One More Essay for Martin
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 210 (2013) Here I Fell Asleep
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 214 (2013) Taylor of Sevenoaks
Subscribers only Reviewed by John Matthias in PN Review 214 (2013) on Neil Powell's Benjamin Britten: A Life for Music
Subscribers only Review in PN Review 220 (2014) on Niall Campbell
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 221 (2015) ‘The Fisherman’: Poet and Audience
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 225 (2015) The Poet Alone
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 227 (2016) The Poet Alone (2): In a Green Shade
Subscribers only Report in PN Review 231 (2016) A Good European
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 233 (2017) John in Early Autumn
Subscribers only Reviewed by Kevin Gardner in PN Review 237 (2017) on Neil Powell
Subscribers only Article in PN Review 240 (2018) Five Portraits of Peter
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