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James Fenton, a Whitbread-winning poet praised for his own love poetry, gathers together the best love poetry originating in the English language. Ranging from the sixteenth-century to the present day, The New Faber Book of Love Poems contains a fantastic mix of classics and popular favourites as well as blues lyrics, American folk poetry, Elizabethan lyrics and Broadway songs. There are poems by men about women, women about men, men about men and women about women - in short, something for everyone, and a must have for everyone's bookshelf!
James Fenton was born in Lincoln in 1949 and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he won the Newdigate Prize for poetry. He has worked as political journalist, drama critic, book reviewer, war correspondent, foreign correspondent and columnist. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was Oxford Professor of Poetry for the period 1994-99. His Selected Poems was published in 2006.