Collections

Collections of poems

This page contains information on Causley’s collections of poetry.

Although Causley himself would probably have objected, titles with an asterix indicate that the majority of poems are aimed at children.

Title Publisher Year Comment
Farewell Aggie Weston The Hand and Flower Press 1951
Survivor’s Leave The Hand and Flower Press 1953
Union Street Rupert Hart-Davis 1957 2nd edition printed. Forward by Edith Sitwell. Contains some poems from previous titles.
Johnny Allelulia Rupert Hart-Davis 1961
Underneath the Water Macmillan 1968 Two paperback versions exist; one with same cover as hardback, another with black cover. Designers not attributed.
Figure of 8 Macmillan 1969
Collected Poems 1951-75 Macmillan 1975 2nd edition printed. Paperback version also issued. US edition published by Godine.
Figgie Hobbin*
Macmillan 1970 Illustrations by Pat Marriott.
Figgie Hobbin*
Walker 1973 American edition with illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman. Fewer poems than the English edition.
Secret Destinations Macmillan 1984 Paperback edition also issued in 1986.
Early in the Morning* Viking 1986 Illustrated by Michael Foreman. Music by Anthony Castro. A paperback edition (without the music) was issued by Puffin in 1988.
Twenty One Poems Celandine Press 1986 Limited edition of 75 bound in quarter-leather, and the remaining 225 copies bound in quarter buckram. With tipped-in illustrations by Robert Tilling.
Jack the Treacle Eater* Macmillan 1987 Illustrated by Charles Keeping. Paperback edition issued in 1988.
A Field of Vision Macmillan 1988 Paperback edition also issued.
Figgie Hobbin* Macmillan 1990 New edition illustrated by Gerald Rose. Paperback edition issued in 1993.
The Young Man of Cury* Macmillan 1991 Illustrated by Michael Foreman. Paperback edition issued in 1993.
Bring in the Holly* Frances Lincoln 1992 Illustrated by Lisa Kopper. Paperback edition also issued 2000.
All Day Saturday* Macmillan 1994 Illustrated by Anthony Lewis. Paperback edition issued in 1995.
Going to the Fair* Viking 1994 Illustrated by Lianne Payne. Paperback edition issued in 1996.
Collected Poems for Children* Macmillan 1996 Illustrated by John Lawrence. Paperback edition issued in 2000.
Selected Poems for Children* Macmillan 1997 Illustrated by John Lawrence. Paperback edition alsoissued.
Collected Poems 1951-1997 Macmillan 1997
Collected Poems 1951-2000 Macmillan 2000 Paperback edition of Collected Poems 1951-1997 with extra poems
Figgie Hobbin* Macmillan 2002 New paperback edition with illustrations by Tony Ross
All Day Saturday* Macmillan 2003 New paperback edition with illustrations by Tony Ross
Jack the Treacle Eater* Macmillan 2002 New paperback edition with illustrations by Tony Ross
The Young Man of Cury* Macmillan 2003 New paperback edition with illustrations by Tony Ross
I Had a Little Cat* Macmillan 2009 A new paperback edition of Collected Poems for Children