No. 28, The Sovereign Muse (July 2010)

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Table of contents

I. ROBERT GRAVES (1895-1985)

01.   Graves, The White Goddess (1948)

02.   Note

II. NANCY NICHOLSON (1899-1977)

03.   Graves, Poetic Unreason (1925)

04.   Graves, The God Called Poetry (1920)

05.   Graves, The Poet’s Birth (1923)

III. LAURA RIDING (1901-1991)

06.   Graves, Keats and Shelley (1935)

07.   Graves, On Portents (1931)

08.   Graves, As It Were Poems (1931)

09.   Graves, The Challenge (1935/38)

10.   Graves, To the Sovereign Muse (1935/38)

11.   Graves, The Moon Ends in Nightmare (1939)

IV. BERYL HODGE (1915-2003)

12.   Graves, The White Goddess (1948)

13.   Graves, Mid-Winter Waking (1942)

14.   Graves, She Tells Her Love While Half Asleep (1945)

15.   Graves, To Juan at the Winter Solstice (1945)

16.   Graves, Return of the Goddess (1947)

V. JUDITH BLEDSOE (1934- )

17.   Graves, Return of the Goddess (1952)

18.   Graves, The White Goddess (1951/52)

19.   Graves, Queen Mother to New Queen (1951)

20.   Graves, Rhea (1953)

21.   Graves, Dethronement (1953)

VI.

22.   Graves, The Personal Muse (1961)

23.   Graves, A Lost Jewel (1955)

24.   Graves, The Three Pebbles (1955)

25.   Graves, Around the Mountain (1958)

VII. MARGOT CALLAS (1938-)

26.   Graves, Postscript to The White Goddess (1960)

27.   Graves, In Her Praise (1961/62)

28.   Graves, Possessed (1962)

29.   Graves, Beware, Madam! (1962)

30.   Graves, In Trance at a Distance (1962)

31.   Graves, Between Moon and Moon (1962)

VIII. AEMILIA LARACUEN (1933-2007)

32.   Graves, Intimations of the Black Goddess (1963)

33.   Graves, The Black Goddess (1964)

34.   Graves, Dance of Words (1964)

35.   Graves, The Impossible (1965)

36.   Graves, This Holy Month (1965)

37.   Graves, Ecstasy of Chaos (1966)

38.   Graves, A Dream of Hell (1967)

IX. JULI SIMON (1950- )

39.   Graves, Poetic Craft and Principle (1967)

40.   Graves, Tousled Pillow (1968)

41.   Graves, Within Reason (1968)

42.   Graves, The Yet Unsayable (1968)

43.   Graves, To Be Poets (1971)

44.   Graves, Problems of Gender (1971)

45.   Graves, Her Beauty (1972)

46.   Graves, The Green Woods of Unrest (1975)

Robert Graves’ theory of the Muse goes to the heart of his poetic practice, his understanding of poetry, his life itself; for in no other poet of the Twentieth Century is life, poetry and theory so closely entwined, to the extent that his image of the Muse at once reflects and influences the changes in both his life and poetry.

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