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Aeneid Book VI

In a momentous publication, Seamus Heaney's translation of Book VI of the Aeneid, Virgil's epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into the underworl..

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Another Time

Another Time was the first volume that Auden published after his departure to America with Christopher Isherwood in January 1939. It was dedicated to Chester Kallman. The poems, some of which date fro..

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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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Armistice: A Laureate's Choice of Poems of War and Peace

The Armistice of 1918 brought ceasefire to the war on the Western Front, but 'the Great War' would not as hoped be 'the war to end all wars'. In this affecting selection, British Poet Laureate, Carol..

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Armistice: A Laureate's Choice of Poems of War and Peace

The Armistice of 1918 brought ceasefire to the war on the Western Front, but 'the Great War' would not as hoped be 'the war to end all wars'. In this affecting selection, the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann ..

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Baker's Thumbprint

Philosophers, scientists and artists such as Socrates, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Einstein and Jane Austen pop in for lunch, stay for the afternoon, dance at outdoor concerts and generally inhabit the..

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Bees

'Beautiful and moving poetry for the real world' Jeanette Winterson, Guardian 'Wonderful ...a poet alert to every sound and shape of language' Sunday Telegraph The Bees is Carol Ann Duffy's first coll..

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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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Black Unicorn, The

'I have been woman for a long time beware my smile I am treacherous with old magic' Filled with rage and tenderness, Audre Lorde's most acclaimed poetry collection speaks of mothers and children,..

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Blakwork

A stunning mix of memoir, reportage, fiction, satire, and critique composed by a powerful new voice in poetry. Alison Whittaker's BLAKWORK is an original and unapologetic collection from which two thi..

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Blue Horses

Maybe our world will grow kinder eventually. Maybe the desire to make something beautiful is the piece of God that is inside each of us. In this stunning collection, Mary Oliver returns to th..

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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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Book of Mercy

The poems in Book of Mercy brim with praise, despair, anger, doubt and trust. Speaking from the heart of the modern world, yet in tones that resonate with an older devotional tradition, these verses g..

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Brindled Cat and the Nightingale's Tongue

Louis de Paor is one of Ireland's leading Irish-language poets, and was a key figure in the Irish language literary renaissance of the 1970s and 80s. At that time he didn't want his poetry to be trans..

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Brute

Selected by Joy Harjo as the winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets 'Taut, ferocious . . . This is a book about survival, and a welcome, confident debut' New York..

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Carrying, The

From National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Ada Limon comes THE CARRYING - her most powerful collection yet. Vulnerable, tender, acute, these are serious poems,..

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Cat in the Treble Clef, The

A beautiful collection of poems from bestselling author Louis de Berni res.From the very start of his writing career Louis de Berni res has loved poetry. Here the author of the much-loved Captain Core..

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Cat Poems

You Know How a Cat Will Bring a mouse it has caught and lay it at your feet so each morning I bring you a poem that I've written when I woke up in the night as my tribute to ..

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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

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 1909-1962

No one book has done more to define modern poetry than T. S. Eliot's Collected Poems 1909-1962. The pinnacle of a lifetime's curation by Eliot himself, it was first published in 1936, and then revised..

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Collected Poems and Drawings of Stevie Smith

When Stevie Smith died in 1971 she was one of the twentieth-century's most popular poets; many of her poems have been widely anthologised, and 'Not Waving but Drowning' remains one of the nation's fav..

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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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Crossing the Water

Both published posthumously in 1971, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees contain the poems written along with those that went to form Ariel, from the exceptionally creative period that led up to Sylvi..

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Curly Verse - Selected Poems

This selection of poems covers the period 1972 to 2002. This beautifully elegant volume excludes the cartoon element, focusing on Leunig's brilliant texts, with all their absurdity, hilarity, poignanc..

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Deaf Republic

Poetry Book Society Choice 2019 'A perfectly extraordinary book. It is so romantic, and so painful, with such a stunning lightness of touch but such devastating weight. It speaks forward and back..

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Dish of Apples

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Divine Comedy

Journey through Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso in this stunning gift edition of Dante's epic poems. The next elegant edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series, The Divine Comedy is unabridged and..

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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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Divine Comedy, The

A NEW TRANSLATION BY STEVE ELLIS Halfway through life, you find yourself lost, unsure of the right path. Greed, deception and pride have led you away from the ideals and dreams you cherished in y..

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Divine Comedy, The

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Empty Bottles Full of Stories

What are you hiding behind your smile? If those empty bottles that line the walls of your room could speak, what tales would they spill? So much of your truth is buried beneath the lies you tell yours..

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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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Evolution

Evolution - the first all-new collection of poems by Eileen Myles since the selected volume I Must Be Living Twice - finds the celebrated writer at the forefront of American literature and culture, cr..

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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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Feminine Gospels

In Feminine Gospels, Carol Ann Duffy draws on the historical, the archetypal, the biblical and the fantastical to create various visions - and revisions - of female identity. Simultaneously stripping ..

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First World War Poets

First World War Poets by Alan Judd and David Crane. This collection of short biographies of those remarkable men who sought to record and convey the horrors of the Great War in poetry draws on letters..

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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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Flame, The

THESE POEMS AND NOTEBOOKS ARE THE LAST WORD FROM THE LATE, GREAT LEONARD COHEN The Flame is a stunning collection of Leonard Cohen's last poems and writings, selected and ordered by Cohen in the ..

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Fleche

Much like the fencer who must constantly read and respond to her opponent's tactics during a fencing bout, this debut collection by Mary Jean Chan deftly examines relationships at once conflictual and..

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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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Friends: A Poem for Every Day of the Year

365 poems celebrating friendship, love and constancy. A wonderful gift for friends, family and partners that celebrate friendship, offering poems on the joys of companionship, of encouragement,..

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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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Great Goddesses: Life lessons from myths and monsters

Empowering life lessons from myths and monsters. Encounter rebel goddesses, stories of complex love and the mythical might of women as Nikita Gill takes readers on a magical journey of empowerme..

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Greek Ballad, A : Selected Poems

A stunning collection that draws from four decades of verse by one of modern Greece's most lauded poets This is the first English-language collection of work by the renowned Greek poet Michalis ..

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