Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Selected Poetry
Publisher: Penguin 2003
The most revolutionary of the Romantic poets, Coleridge is best known for a small number of dazzling visionary poems, such as ‘Kubla Khan’ and ‘The Ancient Mariner’, which seem to stand out as isolated displays of poetic genius. But the variety of his poetry is far greater than is sometimes recognized. This collection shows him experimenting with a range of verse forms, from the sonnet and ballad to the beautifully crafted sequence of Conversation poems, and encompassing subjects as diverse as love, childhood, memory, politics and mythology.