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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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2023 Forward Book of Poetry, The

The Forward Book of Poetry is the indispensable annual guide to contemporary poetry. In bringing together the best new work published in the UK and Ireland, as chosen by the jury of the annual Forward..

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36 Ways of Writing a Vietnamese Poem

Fifteen years after his best-selling, award-winning collection of stories The Boat, Nam Le returns to his great themes of identity and representation in a virtuosic debut book of poetry 36 Ways o..

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365 Poems for Life: An Uplifting Collection for Every Day of the Year

Discover the comfort of poetry with 365 Poems for Life, an uplifting collection from curator Allie Esiri. This nourishing poem-a-day collection offers readers a brief moment of escape from daily ..

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A Happy Poem to End Every Day

These days we're all in need of a little nugget of happiness to help soothe our weary souls at the end of the day. A Happy Poem to End Every Day provides just that: one sublimely happy poem f..

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A Line in The Sand: 20 Years of Red Room Poetry Collection

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A Nature Poem for Every Spring Evening

Poems to celebrate spring. A sublime bedside companion to enjoy as the frost melts and days grow longer, with poems to immerse yourself in the season. From William Blake and Emily Dickinson t..

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A Poem to Read Aloud Every Day of the Year

A beautifully packaged anthology of poems from around the world and throughout history, all especially selected for reading aloud, with one glorious poem for every day of the year. Everyone b..

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A Poet for Every Day of the Year

Allie Esiri's beautiful gift anthology, A Poet for Every Day of the Year, is the perfect introduction to 366 of the world's greatest ever verse writers. Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with..

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A Working Life

The first new poetry collection since Evolution from the peerless writer, activist and poet Eileen Myles, a "Working Life" captures the many dualities of human life: loneliness and companionship, city..

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A Year of Last Things: from the Booker Prize-winning author of The English Patient

With A Year of Last Things, acclaimed novelist Michael Ondaatje returns to poetry, the form in which he began his career over fifty years ago With A Year of Last Things, acclaimed novelist Michae..

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Aeneid, The

Penguin Classics relaunch. Virgil's Aeneid, inspired by Homer and inspiration for Dante and Milton, is an immortal poem at the heart of Western life and culture. Virgil took as his hero Aeneas, l..

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Tennyson was one of the true great Victorian poets - much of his work is known throughout the world: 'Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do and die' 'Tis better to have love..

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All Souls: Poems

'Celebrating the incredible moral clarity, beauty, fearlessness and power of the spirit of Saskia Hamilton - and of her poetry' Jorie Graham 'Full of delicate and muscular truths and graced..

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All the Good Things You Deserve

The new collection from feminist Irish poet and multi-awarding winning author of As You Were and How to Build a Boat Elaine Feeney brings her poetry to Harvill Secker and Vintage with this powerf..

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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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Birds and Fish: Life on the Hawkesbury

The final collection from the award-winning 'poet of the Hawkesbury River' In the old days I used to think art That was purely imagined could fly higher Than anything real. Now I feel a small..

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Biter *Ockham 2024 Longlist*

Ancient Greek epigrams drive a bitingly contemporary first poetry collection...

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Blessing The Boats

An award-winning collection from one of America's most distinguished twentieth-century poets Blessing the Boats draws together poems from across Lucille Clifton's career, showcasing the stunning ..

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Brontes: Selected Poems

The Bronte sisters lives and works have become modern-day cultural touchstones. Emily Bronte, best known for her novel WUTHERING HEIGHTS, began writing poetry first and, before her untimely..

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Call Us What We Carry: From the presidential inaugural poet

The breakout poetry collection by presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman The breakout poetry collection by Sunday Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman 'T..

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Change Your Life: Essential Poems

Rainer Maria Rilke developed one of the most singular poetic styles of the twentieth century. Visionary yet always anchored in the real world, his poems give profound expression to fundamental questio..

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Collected Poems

This volume contains all Sylvia Plath's mature poetry written from 1956 up to her death in 1963.The text is preceded by an introduction by Ted Hughes and followed by notes and comments on individual p..

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Collected Poems

Since its publication in 1988, Philip Larkin's Collected Poems has become essential reading on any poetry bookshelf. This new edition returns to Larkin's own deliberate ordering of his poems, presenti..

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Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns

This title includes all of Burns' poems and songs, with a helpful glossary explaining difficult words, a chronology of Burns's life and a bibliography...

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Content Warning: Everything

'A triumph ... A wholly original and creative mind' NEW YORK TIMES 'A multi-genre phenomena, it's a triumph of a creative mind' GLAMOUR 'Frightens and astonishes ... Combines Maya Angelou's passio..

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Longlisted for the 2023 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Longlisted for the 2022 Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize A New Yorker Essential Read of 2022 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2022 An NPR Be..

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Days Like These: An Alternative Guide to the Year in 366 Poems

A brilliant way to brighten each day. In this playful, innovative collection, Brian Bilston writes a poem to accompany every day of the year. Each poem is inspired by a significant - often curiou..

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Days Like These: An alternative guide to the year in 366 poems

In this playful, innovative collection, Brian Bilston writes a poem to accompany every day of the year. Each poem is inspired by a significant - often curious - event associated with that day: from Op..

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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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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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Devotions

A New York Times Bestseller, chosen as Oprah's 'Books That Help Me Through' for Oprah's Book Club Chosen by Poetry Book Society as their special commendation 'No matter where one start..

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Divisible by Itself and One

I want to sing you early songs. Go deeper. I want to take you back where you began, Find the scraps of you you hid in secret And bring them back to life beneath my tongue. Divisible by Its..

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Dress Rehearsals

My femininity is not a survival instinct, it is a song. In their brilliant new poetry collection, Madison Godfrey documents a decade of performing womanhood, from teenage fangirl to tender femme...

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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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Ekho

From Greek mythology to the Amazon Echo smart speaker, Orlando restores the Ekh into a dynamic poetic voice. Ekho is a poem in three parts. Through poetic narrative, this work considers the 'ech..

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English Romantic Poets

Favourite poems from some of the most popular poets in the English language mingle with those that may be lesser known but are no less compelling. Women Romantic poets take their rightful place in the..

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Essentials

'Great poems,' David Whyte has said, 'are not about experience, but are the experience itself, felt in the body.' Essentials is a collection of his own best poems, each in their way about capturing th..

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Fairy Poems

A deeply researched treasury of fairy poems from across the centuries and around the world. Elves, changelings, leprechauns, pixies, brownies and sprites; England's Queen Mab, France's Melusine, ..

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Fire of Joy, The : Roughly 80 Poems to Get by Heart and Say Aloud

Clive James read, learned and recited poetry aloud for most of his life. In this book, completed before just before his death, he offers a selection of his favourite poems and a personal commentary on..

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Forever Words: The Unknown Poems

Since his first recordings in 1955, Johnny Cash has been an icon in the music world. In his newly discovered poems and song lyrics, we see the world through his eyes. The poetry reveals his depth of u..

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Garments of the Dead

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Gub

'Gub is unlike anything I have ever read. In a playful demotic that is exhilarating, hilarious and never forced, Scott McKendry makes magic of a Belfast that in other hands would make grim reading. Th..

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Harmony: poems to find peace

From TikTok phenomenon Whitney Hanson, a brand-new collection of poems exploring the progression of a life through the elements of music In this collection of all new poems, Whitney Hanson ..

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Haruko/Love Poems

In trailblazing poet, essayist, teacher and activist June Jordan's poems, love is a vision of revolutionary solidarity, crossing borders both emotional and literal with an outstretched hand. Haruko tr..

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Healing Through Words

Healing Through Words is a guided tour on the journey back to the self, a cathartic and mindful exploration through writing. This carefully curated collection of exercises asks only that you be ..

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Home

From Tiktok phenomenon Whitney Hanson, a revised edition of her bestselling Home, now with a new introduction and more than a dozen new poems "the bees aren't going to go away but they..

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Home Body

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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 To Read A Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry

A masterful work by a master poet, this brilliant summation of poetry and human nature will speak to all readers who long to place poetry in their lives. How to Read a Poem is an unprecedented ex..

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If Not, Winter: Fragments Of Sappho

From poet and classicist Anne Carson comes this translation of the work of Sappho, together with the original Greek. During her life on the island of Lesbos, Sappho is said to have composed nine books..

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