F.T. Prince's Collected Poems 1935–1992 incorporates all the work that he wished to preserve, from his earliest published poems to late, uncollected pieces. Prince has become best known for his wartime poem Soldiers Bathing', a meditation on violence and redemption. Collected Poems reveals the riches of a lifetime's work. His poetry combines a deep affinity with European humanist traditions and a modernist rigour: here is one of the essential twentieth-century writers.