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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

The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy', 'Edge' and 'Paralytic', were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, The..

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Ariel : Perennial Classics Edition

"In these poems...Sylvia Plath becomes herself, becomes something imaginary, newly, wildly and subtly created." -- From the Introduction by Robert Lowell ..

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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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Autobiography of Red: a Novel in Verse

Written in the form of an epic poem, Anne Carson's story tells of how a young boy, Geryon, escapes to a parallel world of photography and falls in love with Herakles, a golden young man who leaves Ger..

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Be(loved): Poetry and Prose for the Journey Home

From the jungles of Cambodia and a chance encounter with a local medicine woman comes Be(loved), poet Dakota Adan's debut collection of poems, tracing the epic question of what it means to be loved. H..

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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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Bell Jar, The

Liberty fabric covered editions bring classics from the Faber backlist together with important modern titles, putting them in conversation and celebrating both the history and the future of Faber & Fa..

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Best-Loved Poems: A Treasury of Verse

Best-Loved Poems collects the nation's favourite and the English language's best: poetry's greatest hits.From the classics of Wordsworth, Donne and Keats to such modern masters as Hughes, Heaney and L..

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Book of Longing

Leonard Cohen made his name as a poet before he came to worldwide attention as a singer and songwriter. Book of Longing was twenty years in the making and written in Montreal, Mumbai and during his re..

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Book Of Longing

Leonard Cohen's first book of new poetry since "Book of Mercy" was published two decades ago. It collects Cohen's poetry written between the 1980s and the present, and also includes his wonderfully wi..

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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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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

Carol Ann Duffy has been a bold and original voice in British Poetry since the publication of Standing Female Nude in 1985. Since then she has won every major poetry prize in the United Kingdom and so..

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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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Complete Poetry, The

The beauty and spirit of Maya Angelou's words live on in this complete collection of poetry. Throughout her illustrious career in letters, Maya Angelou gifted, healed, and inspired the world with her ..

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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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Dandelion

New York Times bestselling author Gabbie Hanna delivers everything from curious musings to gut-wrenching confessionals in her long-awaited sophomore collection of illustrated poetry. In this vis..

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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

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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Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

Chosen as one of Oprah's Books That Help Me Through for Oprah's Book Club! Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning..

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Divine Comedy

"Finally I realised that I had been practising for this job every time I wrote a quatrain ...I had spent all this time - the greater part of a lifetime - preparing my instruments" The Divine Comedy is..

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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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Dunce

*Finalist for 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry* *Finalist for 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award* *Finalist for 2019 LA Time Books Award* *Longlisted for the National Book Award* ..

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Emily Dickinson's Poems: As She Preserved Them

Widely considered the definitive edition of Emily Dickinson's poems, this landmark collection presents her poems here for the first time ?as she preserved them,? and in the order in which she wished t..

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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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Falling Toward the Moon

The heart will ache, the soul will feel weary, and the mind will be weighed down by the things you wish to forget. There will be nights when all you have is yourself and the moon. There will be nights..

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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 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. A powerful..

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Fire of Joy, The

Essentially, this is Clive James' desert island poems: a selection of his favourite verse and a personal commentary on each. The Fire of Joy was the final book Clive James completed before his de..

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Fire of Joy, The

Essentially, this is Clive James' desert island poems: a selection of his favourite verse and a personal commentary on each. The Fire of Joy was the final book Clive James completed before his de..

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Flame, The

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The Flame is the final work from Leonard Cohen, the revered poet and musician whose fans span generations and whose work is celebrated throughout the world. Featurin..

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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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Frolic and Detour

Frolic and Detour is a book that is at once engaged and engaging, woven with subtle threads of history and geography that represent not only our profound interconnectedness but the fragility of those ..

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Frost Fair

Beautifully illustrated and produced in a gorgeous small format, this is an irresistible festive gift and Christmas stocking must-have for all book lovers...

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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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Gilgamesh: The Life of a Poem

Acclaimed literary historian Schmidt provides a unique meditation on the rediscovery of Gilgamesh and its profound influence on poets today. He describes how the poem is a work in progress even now, a..

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Girl and the Goddess

Picked as as one of STYLIST'S *BEST AUTUMN READS OF 2020* 'A much-needed escape into a lyrical world'Let her be a little less human, a little more divineGive her heart armour so it doesn't break as ea..

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Goddess Muscle

This long-awaited poetry collection from award-winning Pasifika poet Karlo Mila spans work written over a decade. The poems are both personal and political. They trace the effect of defining issues su..

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High Windows

Larkin's final collection of poems shows, as does all his best work, his ability to adapt contemporary speech rhythms and everyday vocabulary to subtle metrical patterns and poetic forms. Many of the ..

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Hill We Climb, The: An Inaugural Poem

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Home Body

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Homeland Calling: Words from a New Generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voices

'[W]e are strong, we are beautiful and we should be proud of our culture, our stories, our languages.' - Danzal Baker (aka Baker Boy) Homeland Calling is a collection of poems created from hip-..

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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 Cure a Ghost

A poetry compilation recounting a woman's journey from self-loathing to self-acceptance, confusion to clarity, and bitterness to forgiveness Following in the footsteps of such catego..

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How to Fly (in Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)

The poems of How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) find breath and lightness in the common business of living. Barbara Kingsolver's generous collection is divided into thematic sections that loop ..

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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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