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100 Poems

Seamus Heaney had the idea to form a personal selection from across the entire arc of his poetry, small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers. He never managed to do this..

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Alexa, what is there to know about love?

Alexa, what is there to know about love? is a wonderful collection of poems about love in all its forms, covering everything from romantic love to familial love, to long-distance love, and even love o..

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And Still I Rise

Maya Angelou's poetry - lyrical and dramatic, exuberant and playful - speaks of love, longing, partings; of Saturday night partying, and the smells and sounds of Southern cities; of freedom and shatte..

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Apricot Memoirs, The

This romantic fusion of art - poetry, prose, and unbridled creativity - was birthed from one soul's season of adventure and unraveling, inviting us to surrender the great for the greater. What star..

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Ariel: Faber Modern Classics

Ariel, first published in 1965, contains many of Sylvia Plath's best-known poems, written in an extraordinary burst of creativity just before her death in 1963. Including poems such as 'Lady Lazarus',..

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At the Altar of Touch

From the 2020 winner of the Thomas Shapcott Award comes a sophisticated, impressive and rich collection of poetry that unpacks the complexity of family, grief, and cross-cultural and queer identity. ..

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Averno

A widely revered collection from the Nobel prize-winning poet, publishing in Penguin Modern Classics for the first time This startlingly original reworking of the Persephone myth takes us to the ..

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Being Human: The Companion Anthology to Staying Alive and Being Alive

"Being Human" is the third book in the "Staying Alive" poetry trilogy. "Staying Alive" and its sequel "Being Alive" have introduced many thousands of new readers to contemporary poetry. "Being Human" ..

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Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head

The debut collection from the voice of a generation - Beyonce-annointed poet Warsan Shire 'Warsan Shire is an extraordinarily gifted poet whose profoundly moving poems so powerfully give voice to..

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Bright Poems for Dark Days: An anthology for hope

We all have days when we find ourselves in need of some positivity. In difficult times, the words of others can lift us up. Bright, joyful art to inspire hopefulness is combined with carefully curated..

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Burst Kisses On The Actual WInd

"Courtney SIna Meredith is one of New Zealand's most talented and influential authors. Burst Kisses On The Actual Wind will find an eager audience." Paula Morris. Award winning author MNZM. Rangatira,..

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Canopy: Poems

A long-awaited yet startlingly urgent new collection from "a contemporary master"*-a fierce, big-hearted eye on our last, tumultuous decade, and our fragile environment *Los Angeles Review of Books ..

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Chosen

'Each and every day, at some point on our walk, he stops and lets me know that this is today's person, the party he wants to be introduced to.' The nineteenth collection of poems by cult Wellington po..

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Collected Poems: 1958 - 2015

Clive James's reputation as a poet has become impossible to ignore. His recent poems looking back over his extraordinarily rich life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty, such as 'Japanese Maple..

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Crow

This anniversary edition with a new foreword by Marina Warner celebrates fifty years since original publication of Crow (1970), which marked a pivotal moment in Ted Hughes's writing career. Grow..

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Dancing By The Light of The Moon: Over 250 poems to read, relish and recite

A brand-new collection of Britain's best-loved poetry, handpicked by Gyles Brandreth Following the recent success of the bestselling Have You Eaten Grandma? Gyles Brandreth is back with his next ..

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Dante's Divine Comedy

A biography of the great epic poem. A TLS Book of the Year. 'Erudite and urgent, Ian Thomson's Dante's Divine Comedy is another book that everyone ought to read'Spectator. 'Succinct ..

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Dearly: Poems

A landmark collection from one of contemporary poetry's most highly regarded names 'A source of uncompromising elemental warmth' Ali Smith By turns moving, playful and wise, the poems gather..

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Dearly: Poems

The collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist, poet -- and cultural phenomenon Before she became one of the world's most important and loved novelists, Margaret Atwood was a poet. Dearly ..

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Death of King Arthur, The

The Alliterative Morte Arthure - the title given to a four-thousand line poem written sometime around 1400 - was part of a medieval Arthurian revival which produced such masterpieces as Sir Gawain and..

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Disappearing Ox

MacArthur Fellow Lewis Hyde and painter Max Gimblett collaborate to create a modern American version of the twelfth-century Chinese "Oxherding Series." As Lewis Hyde writes, "There are ten drawings, t..

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Dog Songs: Poems

'The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming' Boston Globe In Dog Songs, Mary Oliver celebrates the special bond between human and dog, a..

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Duino Elegies

In 1931, Virginia and Leonard Woolf's Hogarth Press published a small run of a beautiful edition of Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies, in English translation by the writers Vita and Edward Sackville-..

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Essential Bukowski: Poetry

'The best poet in America' Jean Genet 'He brought everybody down to earth, even the angels' Leonard Cohen The definitive collection from a writer whose transgressive legacy and raw, funny, acutely obs..

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Essential Ginsberg, The

Visionary poet Allen Ginsberg was one of the most influential cultural and literary figures of the 20th century, his face and political causes familiar to millions who had never even read his poetry. ..

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Everything is Going to be All Right: Poems for When You Really Need Them

From grief to toothache, heartbreak to homesickness, the power of finding solace in the words of another cannot be overstated. Whether it was written 300 years ago or in our present day, po..

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Fancy Dancing: New and Selected Poems 2004 2020

Hedge through the hedge and way back then pushing my way out into the Central Otago sun there was the laughing face of Jean and someone else whose name I have forgotten they played with me as if I was..

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Fire in My Head, A

A powerful collection of new and recently completed poems by Ben Okri covering topics of the day, such as the refugee crisis, racism, Obama, the Grenfell Tower fire, and the Corona outbreak. In ..

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Floaters: Poems

Martin Espada is a poet who "stirs in us an undeniable social consciousness," says Richard Blanco. Floaters offers exuberant odes and defiant elegies, songs of protest and songs of love from one of th..

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Four Quartets

Four Quartets is the culminating achievement of T. S. Eliot's career as a poet. While containing some of the most musical and unforgettable passages in twentieth-century poetry, its four parts, 'Burnt..

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Funeral Readings and Poems

To find solace from grief, we have always turned to the written word. With poetry and prose spanning continents, religions and cultures, this moving anthology examines loss, celebrates lives well live..

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Garden Verse: Poetry

Teeming with beauty and life, gardens have always been rich territory for metaphor and imagination. This elegant anthology features treasured poems, accompanied by lush, colourful artworks, that both ..

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Goblin Market: An Illustrated Poem

The first in a new illustrated poetry series. The classic poem, Goblin Market (1862) by Christina Rossetti, tells the story of Lizzie and Laura, who are tempted by the fruit sold by the goblin merchan..

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Golden Treasury of Scottish Verse, The

The Golden Treasury of Scottish Verse is a timeless collection of Scottish poetry. It contains over three hundred poems ranging from the early medieval period to the twenty-first century, and paints a..

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Happy Hour: Poems to Raise a Glass to

We raise a glass with friends and we drink in solitude to remember and to forget. Drink gives us the courage to love and comfort when we lose. All this and more is captured in this rich poetry antholo..

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Hill We Climb, The: An Inaugural Poem

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Home Body

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How to Be Old

Wellington writer Rachel McAlpine blogs and podcasts about living and ageing and is celebrating her 80th birthday with a book of poems. How to Be Old is an explosion of humanity on the page with some ..

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How to Fly: (in Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)

This edition gathers together Barbara Kingsolver's vibrant and various poems, revealing an intimate side to her creative practice as yet unseen. Almost resembling a Collected or Selected Poems, the bo..

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How: Notes on the Great Work of Meeting Yourself, The

An inspiring blend of reflections, practical prompts and poetry from the acclaimed author of bone and The Terrible We still dream though don't we? We are gifted with a way into ourselves, night a..

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Howl, Kaddish & Other Poems

Beat movement icon and visionary poet Allen Ginsberg broke boundaries with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse. This volume brings together the poems that made his name as a defining figure of the counter..

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Kids, The

Hannah Lowe taught for a decade in an inner-city London sixth form. At the heart of this book of compassionate and energetic sonnets are fictionalised portraits of 'The Kids', the students she nurture..

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Killernova

A collection of poetry and wood cuts that burns blindingly bright. The island of Borneo was once the most heavily wooded in the world, and its people have always carved wood beautifully. In KILLE..

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Leaves of Grass

A timeless collection of hundreds of poems that resonate to the American spirit. Leaves of Grass is a timeless collection of poems and essays penned by influential nineteenth-century writer Wal..

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Leonard Cohen Poems

This anthology contains a cross-section covering his career, including such legendary songs as "Suzanne", "Sisters of Mercy", "Bird on the Wire", "Famous Blue Raincoat" and "I'm Your Man" and searingl..

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Lost Spells

Kindred in spirit to The Lost Words but new in form, The Lost Spells is a pocket-sized treasure, a new collection of 'spells' - acrostic poetry and artwork - by beloved creative duo Robert Macfarlane ..

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Love is Strong as Death: Poems chosen by Paul Kelly

A collection of more than 300 of Paul Kelly's favourite poems. Paul Kelly's songs are steeped in poetry. And now he has gathered from around the world the poems he loves - poems that have inspire..

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Love Poems of Rumi: Translated by Nader Khalili, The

Translated by renowned Rumi expert Nader Khalili, over 120 poems about love from the Persian mystic poet and Sufi master have been carefully collected and curated in this beautifully illustrated editi..

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Luckiest Guy Alive, The

The godfather of British performance poetry' - Daily Telegraph The Luckiest Guy Alive is the first new book of poetry from Dr John Cooper Clarke for several decades - and a brilliant, scabrous, h..

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Meditations in an Emergency

Frank O'Hara was one of the great poets of the twentieth century and, along with such widely acclaimed writers as Denise Levertov, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley and Gary Snyder, a crucial contributor..

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Milk and Honey

The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose; deals with a different pain; heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the mos..

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