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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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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 American Poetry 2021, The

The 2021 edition of the leading collection of contemporary American poetry is guest edited by the former US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, providing renewed proof that this is "a 'best' anthology that ..

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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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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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Call Us What We Carry

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 ..

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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

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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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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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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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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Epic Of Gilgamesh

Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic, predating Homer by many centuries. The story tells o..

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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 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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Flower Crowns and Fearsome Things

In her new standalone poetry collection, Flower Crowns & Fearsome Things, bestselling & award-winning poetess Amanda Lovelace explores the complexity of femininity through alternating wildflower & wil..

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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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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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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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Gypsy Ballads

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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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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)

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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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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I Wanna Be Yours

This is a memoir as wry, funny, moving and vivid as only the inimitable John Cooper Clarke could deliver. His book will be a joy for both lifelong fans and for a whole new generation. John Cooper..

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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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Leaves of Grass

A collectible new Penguin Classics series: stunning, clothbound editions of ten favourite poets, which present each poet's most famous book of verse as it was originally published. Designed by the acc..

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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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