The Milkfish Gatherers Summary
James Fenton

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The Milkfish Gatherers Summary

"The Milkfish Gatherers" appears in Fenton's 1994 collection Out of Danger. The poem is an example of New Formalism or poetry that has returned to the roots of more traditional English verse forms. Fenton, a British poet, takes W. H. Auden as a mentor for form but moves his own verse further into the realm of the social and political world. "The Milkfish Gatherers" is a more recent work, coming late in the poet's career. The...

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