Geoffrey Hill's latest book takes its title from an obscure pamphlet of Milton's, a poet in whose footsteps Hill can justly claim to follow. Again we confront his usual obsessions - language, governance, war, politics, the contemporary and classical worlds and the nature of poetry itself. This is without a doubt the work of a major poet, writing at the height of his powers.
Born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, in 1932, Geoffrey Hill is the author of three books of criticism and twelve books of poetry, including The Triumph of Love, co-winner of the Heinemann Award. His Collected Poems, Canaan, The Triumph of Love, Speech! Speech!, The Orchards of Syon, Scenes from Comus and Without Title are all published by Penguin. Geoffrey Hill currently lives in Cambridge, UK. He is Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford; Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge; and since 1996 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.