Trinity Poets – an anthology of poems by members of Trinity College, Cambridge, from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century (2017). Edited by Adrian Poole and Angela Leighton. Paperback, 371 pages.
This landmark anthology celebrates six centuries of poetry from Trinity College, Cambridge. Over the years, Trinity may have harboured more great poets than any comparable institution: Herbert, Marvell, Dryden, Byron, Tennyson, Housman, and Nabokov all feature in these pages. In the modern period the college has welcomed poets including Thom Gunn and Sophie Hannah, Rebecca Watts and Jacob Polley. Readers will find here old favourites ('To His Coy Mistress', 'She Walks in Beauty', 'Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám', 'In Memoriam', poems from Winnie-the-Pooh) and much that is startling – old and new.
Adrian Poole is a Fellow in English at Trinity College. His books include Shakespeare and the Victorians (2003), Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction (2005), and (co-edited with Jeremy Maule), The Oxford Book of Classical Verse in Translation (1995).
Angela Leighton is Senior Research Fellow in English at Trinity College. She is the author of many critical works, including On Form: Poetry, Aestheticism, and the Legacy of a Word (2007), as well as four collections of poetry, most recently Spills (2016).