Home icon. The Works of Robert Graves. Exhibition: 1 April to 17 June 2011.

Cabinet 18: Poetry

Poems (1914-26).

Robert Graves, Poems (1914-26). London: William Heinemann, 1927.

Poems (1914-26) was Graves’s first collected edition of poems. It contained verse ‘pruned’ from nine previous volumes, including his Welchman’s Hose (1925) and his pseudonymous The Marmosite’s Miscellany, written under the name of ‘John Doyle’.

Themes of war, love, and discontent pervade this volume, and again Heinemann employed Graves’s father-in-law, William Nicholson, to design the mottled cover.

The volume received good reviews, and established Graves as a poet to watch.