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Between 1910 and 1931 Andrew published eight volumes of poetry (including some verse plays) which he later discarded. He described them as a quarry from which he took a considerable amount of poems for inclusion in his later collections, often in a highly revised state. These early volumes bore the name of A. J. Young. Only with the publication of ‘Winter Harvest’ (1933), his first mature book, he signed as Andrew Young. 

His final canon, the ‘Collected Poems’ of 1950 included just his five volumes of poetry published since 1933 and the play ‘Nicodemus’ (1937). This play and the late long metaphysical poem ‘Out of the world and back’ (1958), which consists of the two poems ‘Into Hades’ and ‘A Traveller in Time’, are considered by many to be his greatest literary achievements. 

 

Annotations in brackets are by me.

 

Title

Publisher

Date

 

 

 

Songs of Night

Alexander Moring Ltd.,

the De La More Press, London

1910

 

 

 

Cecil Barclay Simpson: A Memorial by two Friends

Part 1 by D. M. Baillie,

Part 2 Memorial Verses by A. J. Young

London, privately printed

1918

 

 

 

Boaz and Ruth and Other Poems

John G. Wilson, London

1920

 

 

 

The Death of Eli and Other Poems

John G. Wilson, London

1921

 

 

 

Thirty-One Poems

John G. Wilson, London

1922

 

 

 

The Adversary (includes also the play Rizpah)

John G. Wilson, London

1923

 

 

 

The Bird-Cage (poems)

J. & E. Bumpus Ltd., London

1926

 

 

 

The Cuckoo Clock (poems)

J. & E. Bumpus Ltd., London

1928

 

 

 

The New Shepherd (poems)

J. & E. Bumpus Ltd., London

1931

 

 

 

Winter Harvest (poems)

The Nonesuch Press, London

1933

 

 

 

The White Blackbird (poems)

Jonathan Cape Ltd., London

1935

 

 

 

Collected Poems

Jonathan Cape Ltd., London

1936

 

 

 

Nicodemus: A Mystery, with incidental music by Imogen Holst

Jonathan Cape Ltd., London

1937

 

 

 

Speak to the Earth (poems)

Jonathan Cape Ltd., London

1939

 

 

 

A Prospect of Flowers

Jonathan Cape Ltd., London

New edition by Viking

1945

1985

 

 

 

The Green Man (poems)

Jonathan Cape Ltd., London

1947

 

 

 

A Retrospect of Flowers

Jonathan Cape Ltd., London

1950

 

 

 

Collected Poems

(contains the sanctioned poems from Winter Harvest onwards and the play Nicodemus)

Jonathan Cape Ltd., London

1950

 

 

 

Into Hades (poem)

Rupert Hart-Davis, London

1952

 

 

 

A Prospect of Britain

Hutchinson, London

Reprinted by the Country Book Club, London

1956

1957

 

 

 

Out of the World and Back:

Into Hades & A Traveller in Time

(Revised version of Into Hades)

Rupert Hart­-Davis, London

1958

 

 

 

Quiet as Moss: Thirty-six Poems,

chosen by Leonard Clark

Rupert Hart-Davis, London

1959

 

 

 

Collected Poems,

arranged with a bibliographical note by Leonard Clark

(Includes a selection of the early withdrawn poems and the play Nicodemus)

Rupert Hart-Davis, London

1960

 

 

 

The Poet and the Landscape

Rupert Hart-Davis, London

1962

 

 

 

The New Poly-Olbion:

Topographical Excursions

(A collection of Prose Poems)

With an Introductory Account of the Poet‘s Early Days

Rupert Hart-Davis, London

1967

 

 

 

Burning as Light: Thirty-Seven Poems,

chosen by Leonard Clark

Rupert Hart-Davis, London

1967

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posthumous Publications

 

 

 

 

 

The Poetic Jesus

S.P.C.K., London

1972

 

 

 

Complete Poems,

arranged and introduced by Leonard Clark

(Includes many of the early withdrawn poems though it is not complete)

Secker & Warburg, London

 

1974

 

 

 

The Poetical Works of Andrew Young,

edited and with an Introduction and

Notes by Edward Lowbury & Alison Young

(Centenary Edition, includes a selection of the early withdrawn poems, Memorial Verses, Out of the World and Back as well as the plays The Adversary, Rizpah and Nicodemus)

Secker & Warburg, London

 

1985

 

 

 

Parables

The Keepsake Press, London

1985

 

 

 

Crystal and Flint: Poems by Andrew Young

selected and introduced by David Burnett,

with Iithographs by Geoffrey Trenaman

Snake River Press, Brighton

1991

 

 

 

Selected Poems by Andrew Young,

edited by Edward Lowbury and Alison Young

(Includes most of the sanctioned short poems, a few of the early withdrawn poems, four prose poems and Into Hades)

Carcanet Press Ltd, Manchester

1998

 

 

 

 

Major publications about Andrew Young

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Young: Prospect of a Poet,

Tributes by 14 Writers,

edited by Leonard Clark

Rupert Hart-Davis, London

1957

 

 

 

Andrew Young: Remembrance & Homage

(Compiled and introduced by Leslie Norris. Includes 13 poems in homage to Andrew Young by 13 poets)

The Tidal Press, Cranberry Island,

Maine

1978

 

 

 

Trespassing Ghost: A Critical Study

of Andrew Young, by Roger D. Sell

(Includes a detailed bibliographic

appendix)

Acta Academiae Aboensis,

Ser A Humaniora, Vol 56 nr 1,

Abo Akademi, 20500 Abo 50,

Finland

1978

 

 

 

To Shirk No Idleness:

A Critical Biography of the Poet Andrew Young,

by Edward Lowbury and Alison Young

(Includes further bibliographic information)

University of Salzburg

1997

 

 

 

Andrew Young's Poetic Secretion,

in: Roger D. Sell: Mediating Criticism:

Literary Education Humanized, pp. 57-100

Benjamins, Amsterdam and Philadelphia

 

2001



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