The Poetry of J.R.R. Tolkien

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The Poetry of J.R.R. Tolkien
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AuthorGeorge Burke Johnston
PublisherWhite Rhinoceros Press

The Poetry of J.R.R. Tolkien is booklet by George Burke Johnston, containing an essay about J.R.R. Tolkien's poetry. The essay features a reprint of Tolkien's poem "The Root of the Boot" (pages 10-11) which was first published in Songs for the Philologists. Burke Johnston's essay is a slightly revised version of that published in The Tolkien Papers.

The booklet was not intended for sale, and was privately circulated by Burke Johnston. A "specially printed, specially bound copy of the booklet" was sent to Tolkien, who responded on 24 May 1968.[1]

The booklet was also printed in a 1968 edition, with red lettering on the cover instead of black.[2]