British poetry

British poetry

British poetry ( like British literature) is a term rarely used, as almost all poets of the British world (whether of the British Islands, the British Empire, or the United Kingdom) are clearly identified with one of the various nations within those areas.

So far as the term means anything, it refers to poetry written by poets from the British Islands, of which the United Kingdom (Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland) is the largest part, but including the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

It may include:

*English poetry
*Scottish poetry (see "Scottish literature")
*Welsh poetry
*Jèrriais poetry
*Guernésiais poetry
*Manx poetry
*Cornish poetry


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