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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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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

The figure of the young American poet living in Paris is familiar from Paul Auster's celebrated novels; here that character is realised in Auster's own stunningly accomplished verse. His penetrating a..

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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 Poems

Rossetti is unique among Victorian poets for the sheer range of her subject matter and the variety of her verse form. This collection brings together fantasy poems, such as Goblin Market, and terrifyi..

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Complete Poems

The startling originality of Emily Dickinson's style condemned her poetry to obscurity during her lifetime, but her bold experiments in prosody, her tragic vision, and the range of her intellectual an..

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Complete Poems

Written during the final years of the Sung Dynasty, with its political intrigues and collapse in the face of the Tatar invasions, her poems reveal an imaginative freshness, sensuous imagery, and satir..

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Complete Poems

At last in print, the complete poems of the great Northumbrian poet admired by Pound, Yeats, and Zukofsky containing his masterwork Briggflatts...

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Complete Poems

Despite his tragically short life, John Keats, a self-confessed "rebel Angel", endures for many as a personification of the Romantic age. While contemporary critics mocked him as a "Cockney poet" an..

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Complete Poems and Plays

Poet, dramatist, critic and editor, T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) was one of the defining figures of twentieth-century poetry. This edition of The Complete Poems and Plays, published for the first time in p..

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Complete Poems Of Banjo Paterson

Australia's most-loved bush poet, Banjo Paterson, is the writer who in many ways defined what it was to be Australian. When a young man submitted a set of verses to the Bulletin in 1889 under the pse..

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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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Crow: From the Life and Songs of the Crow

Crow was Ted Hughes' fourth book of poems for adults and a pivotal moment in his writing career. In it, he found both a structure and a persona that gave his vision a new power and coherence. A deep e..

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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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Dantes Divine Comedy Inferno

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Day Is Ready for You

I will tell you again and again: in some small way, everything matters. The Day Is Ready for You is a prose and poetry collection weaving together the fractured, gritty pieces of the past..

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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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Death of a Naturalist

Between my finger and my thumb The squat pen rests; snug as a gun. - from 'Digging'. With its lyrical and descriptive powers, Death of a Naturalist marked the auspicious debut of one of the century's ..

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Deaths of the Poets

From Chatterton's Pre-Raphaelite demise to Keats' death warrant in a smudge of arterial blood; from Dylan Thomas's eighteen straight whiskies to Sylvia Plath's desperate suicide in the gas oven of her..

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Dish of Apples

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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

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, 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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Don Juan

Byron's exuberant masterpiece tells of the adventures of Don Juan, beginning with his illicit love affair at the age of sixteen in his native Spain and his subsequent exile to Italy. Following a drama..

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Don't Let Me be Lonely: An American Lyric

Here, available for the first time in the UK, is the book in which Claudia Rankine first developed the 'American Lyric' form which makes her Forward Prize-winning collection Citizen so distinctive: an..

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Edgar Allan Poe Collection, The

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Edward Fitzgerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

A work of staggering poetic beauty that has inspired the likes of John Ruskin, T. S. Eliot, and Robert Bly, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam was written in eleventh-century Persia and was largely unknown ..

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Elegy For A Broken Machine

Now in paperback, this stunning collection of elegies--a finalist for the National Book Award--bears witness to the small beauties and inevitable losses of our transient life.Elegy for a Broken Machin..

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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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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 Gibran

Kahlil Gibran's essential style is captured in reflective poetic prose, dramatic sketches, allegories and parables, national and international addresses, and romantic writings of all kinds. Evident th..

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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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Essex Clay

Andrew Motion's prose memoir In the Blood (2006) was widely acclaimed, praised as 'an act of magical retrieval' (Daily Telegraph) and 'a hymn to familial love' (Independent). Now, twelve years later a..

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Essex Clay

Andrew Motion's prose memoir In the Blood (2006) was widely acclaimed, praised as an act of magical retrieval and a hymn to familial love. Now, over a decade later and after moving to live and work in..

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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 Awake

This book was shortlisted for the 2016 Costa Poetry Award. It was shortlisted for the 2016 T. S. Eliot Award. It was also shortlisted for the 2016 Forward Prize. It is a Daily Telegraph / Guardian / H..

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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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Fast Talking PI

Fast Talking PI is the first 'singular, confident and musical' collection of poetry by Auckland writer Selina Tusitala Marsh. 'Tusitala' means writer of tales in Samoan, and Marsh here lives up to her..

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Favourite Poems: of the National Trust

An anthology of classic poems that is perfect for bedside reading, accompanied by charming illustrations by Jane Robbins. From Chaucer to Carroll, Shakespeare to Shelley, enjoy the nation's favou..

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Felicity

'And just like that, like a simple neighbourhood event, a miracle is taking place.' 'If I have any secret stash of poems, anywhere, it might be about love, not anger,' Mary Oliver once said i..

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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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Field Work: Faber Modern Classics

Seamus Heaney was 'the greatest poet of our age' (Guardian). From his remarkable debut in 1966, he pioneered the poetry of our times across five decades of cultural and political change, and was award..

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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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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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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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