Brings together 48 fresh and original contributions from practicing poets and leading scholars, who together offer critical and contextual coverage of the full range of English-language poetry in the last century. Brings together original contributions by leading international scholars and practising poets. Offers critical and contextual coverage of the full range of English-language poetry in the twentieth-century. Incorporates new readings of key selected texts. Embraces the extraordinary development of poetry over the century in twenty English-speaking countries. Fully integrates women poets, feminist approaches and post-colonial poets.