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Ian Hamilton Bibliography

Philip Hoy and Ryan Roberts compiled a comprehensive bibliography of works by and about Ian Hamilton for Ian Hamilton in Conversation with Dan Jacobson (BTL 2002). With the compilers' permission, this bibliography serves to support the Ian Hamilton Website's attempt to provide the most up-to-date and complete bibliography of the author's work. For specific details or citations, please select one of the categories below.

Ian Hamilton's Collected Poems now serves as the single best representation of his life's poetic output. The publications below represent a short list of his major poetry publications. For a longer list, please visit the Poetry Page.

Pretending not to Sleep

The Visit


Fifty Poems


Sixty Poems

Collected Poems


Ian Hamilton's interest in biography can be seen in his earliest pieces for The Review through his final work. For images of the covers and greater details about each book listed below, please visit the Biography Page.

Robert Lowell: A Biography

In Search of J.D. Salinger

Writers in Hollywood, 1915-1951

Keepers of the Flame: Literary Estates and the Rise of Biography

Gazza Agonistes

A Gift Imprisoned: The Poetic Life of Matthew Arnold

Against Oblivion: Some Lives of the Twentieth-Century Poets


Ian Hamilton wrote essays on a wide range of topics, most notably poetry. His collections of essays include those listed below. Visit the Essays Page for more details.

Poetry Chronicle: Essays and Reviews

The Little Magazines: A Study of Six Editors

Walking Possession: Essays and Reviews 1968-1993

The Trouble with Money and Other Essays



Distinct from his essay writing, Hamilton's journalism included reviews of books, television, sport, film, and much more. Please visit the Journalism Page for more details.



Reviews of Hamilton's Work
Ian Hamilton's work was widely reviewed throughout his career. Please visit the Reviews page for a more complete listing.

Ian Hamilton's love of football resulted in two books on the subject. For more details, please visit the Sports Page.

The Faber Book of Soccer

Gazza Agonistes


Ian Hamilton edited a number of collections and anthologies, including those below. For more details, please visit the Anthologies Page.

The Poetry of War, 1939-45

Alun Lewis: Selected Poetry and Prose

The Modern Poet

Eight Poets

Robert Frost: Selected Poems

Poems Since 1900

Yorkshire In Verse

The New Review Anthology

Soho Square II

Bloomsbury Classics

Oxford Companion to 20th Century Poetry

Between the Lines

Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Essays

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