Deaths and Entrances (1946)

Probably Dylan’s best known collection, Deaths and Entrances contains many poems that have subsequently been anthologised.

It was very well received after its publication and  its first printing of 3,000 copies shows Dylan’s growing reputation. Such was its popularity that a month later, a reprint of another 3,000 copies were issued and further copies of Twenty-Five Poems, The Map of Love and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog were bound and sent out.

All these poems are republished in the Collected Poems.

  • The conversation of prayers
  • A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London
  • Poem in October
  • This side of the truth
  • To Others than You
  • Love in the Asylum
  • Unluckily for a death
  • The hunchback in the park
  • Into her lying down head
  • Paper and sticks
  • Deaths and Entrances
  • A Winter’s Tale
  • On a Wedding Anniversary
  • There was a saviour
  • On the Marriage of a Virgin
  • In my craft or sullen art
  • Ceremony After a Fire Raid
  • Once below a time
  • When I woke
  • Among those Killed in the Dawn Raid was a Man Aged a Hundred
  • Lie still, sleep becalmed
  • Vision and Prayer
  • Ballad of the Long-legged Bait
  • Holy Spring
  • Fern Hill

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