The object of Georgian Poetry 1911-1912 was to give a convenient survey of the work published within two years by some poets of the new generation. The book was welcomed; and perhaps, even in a time like this, those whom it interested may care to have a corresponding volume for the three years which have since passed.
Two of the poets -- I think the youngest, and certainly not the least gifted -- are dead. Rupert Brooke, who seemed to have everything that is worth having, died last April in the service of his country. James Elroy Flecker, to whom life and death were less generous, died in January after a long and disabling illness.
A few of the contributors to the former volume are not represented in this one, either because they have published nothing which comes within its scope, or because they belong in fact to an earlier poetic generation, and their inclusion must be allowed to be been an anachronism. Two names are added.
The alphabetical arrangement of the writers has been modified in order to recognize the honour which Mr Gordon Bottomley has done to the book by allowing his play to be first published here.
My thanks for permission to print the poems are due to Messrs Constable, Duckworth, Heinemann, Herbert Jenkins, Macmillan, Elkin Mathews, Methuen, Martin Secker, and Sidgwick and Jackson; and to the Editors of Country Life, the English Review, Flying Fame, New Numbers, the New Statesman, and the Westminster Gazette.
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