The Faber poetry list, originally founded in the 1920s, was shaped by the taste of T.S. Eliot, who was its guiding light for nearly forty years. Each passing decade has seen the list grow with the addition of poets who are arguably the finest of their generation. The Faber Poetry Diary is a celebration of this remarkable Faber list.
The poets in this year’s diary are:
Emily Berry, William Blake, Robert Burns, Lord Byron, John Clare, Sophie Collins, Julia Copus, W.H. Davies, Walter de la Mare, Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Seamus Heaney, George Herbert, Zbigniew Herbert, Gerard Manley Hopkins, A.E. Housman, Ted Hughes, Ben Jonson, John Keats, Zaffar Kunial, Philip Larkin, Lachlan Mackinnon, Louis MacNeice, John Milton, William Morris, Bernard O’Donoghue, Sylvia Plath, Maurice Riordan, Sam Riviere, Christina Rosetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Shakespeare, Hannah Sullivan, Wislawa Szymborska, Edward Thomas, Jack Underwood, William Wordsworth, W.B. Yeats.