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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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Float

A New Statesman / Observer Book of the Year 'She pinpoints the collision of oracle and anachronism.' - Teju Cole, Observer Anne Carson dazzles us, book after book, with her inventiveness, her ranging..

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Fooling with Words: A Celebration of Poets and Their Craft

This intimate and inspirational celebration of the power and pleasure of poetry brings to life one of America's most vibrant cultural events - the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Drawing establish..

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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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Glass And God

Anne Carson is the most original, most uniquely gifted poet to have appeared in the past decade. Her first full-length publication in Britain, Glass, Irony and God introduces an assured and challengin..

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Gold from the Stone: New and Selected Poems

Lemn Sissay was seventeen when he wrote his first poetry book, which he hand-sold to the miners and mill workers of Wigan. Since then his poems have become landmarks, sculpted in granite and built fro..

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Golden Treasury: Of English Verse

The Golden Treasury is one of the best loved anthologies of English poetry ever published. The book was meticulously compiled by poet and scholar, Francis Turner Palgrave, in collaboration with Alfred..

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Good Immigrant, The

How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport? Or be told that, as an actress, the part you're most fitted to play is `wife of a terrorist'? H..

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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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Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016

Gathered together, the poems of Frank Bidart perform one of the most remarkable transmutations of the body into language in contemporary literature. His pages represent the human voice in all its extr..

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Harvest Bells: New and Uncollected Poems by John Betjeman

John Betjeman's unforgettable poems on landscape and suburbia, desire and death, faith and doubt, helped to establish him as the beloved voice of a nation. Yet the ten books of poetry he published ind..

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Hatred of Poetry

"No art has been denounced as often as poetry. It's even bemoaned by poets: 'I, too, dislike it,' wrote Marianne Moore. 'Many more people agree they hate poetry,' Ben Lerner writes, 'than can agree wh..

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Haw Lantern, The

Widely praised on its first publication in 1987, The Haw Lantern ventured into new imaginative territory with poems exploring the theme of loss - including a celebrated sonnet sequence concerning the ..

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Hawk in the Rain, The

This multi-award winning collection, the first from Ted Hughes, has at its heart the mixture of beauty and violence in the natural world. Dedicated to Sylvia Plath, The Hawk in the Rain is a stunning ..

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HELL: Dante's Divine Trilogy Part One. Decorated and Englished in Prosaic Verse by Alasdair Gray

One of the masterpieces of world literature, completed in 1320, Dante's Divina Commedia describes Dante's journey through Hell, Purgatory and his eventual arrival in Heaven. In this new, fully illustr..

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Her Limitless Her

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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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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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Hold Your Own

Kate Tempest's first full-length collection for Picador is an ambitious, multi-voiced work based around the mythical figure of Tiresias. This four-part work follows him through his transformations fro..

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House of Lords and Commons

'Exquisite' (New Yorker), 'breathtaking' (Los Angeles Times), 'baroque and moon-lit' (Boston Globe) - House of Lords and Commons enthralled readers in the Americas when it recently appeared, winning t..

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How Lovely The Ruins: Inspirational Poems and Words for Difficult Times

In our tumultuous cultural and political climate, many Americans are finding hope and meaning in poetry and inspirational quotes, as noted by numerous media outlets such as The Atlantic, The Guardian,..

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How the Bicycle Shone: New and Selected Poems

Denise Levertov described Allnutt's poems as 'at once hard and delicate, like wrought iron'. They are both serious and light in touch, deeply humane and spiritually profound, showing the spirit surviv..

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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 Read a Poem: A practical guide which will open your eyes - and touch your heart

Malcolm Hebron writes with one aim in mind: to help you read, understand and appreciate poetry. The English language has an extraordinarily rich stock of poems to its credit, from the epic Beowulf, wr..

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Howl and Other Poems : Pocket Poets

"Allen Ginsberg's Howl & Other Poems was originally published by City Lights Books in the fall of 1956. Subsequently seized by U.S. Customs and the San Francisco police, it was the subject of a lon..

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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 Find You in the Darkness: Poems

The Weeping Willow swayed back and forth. Like a lover shaking her hair after an afternoon romp. I could hear the Sun's intake of breath before he told her she made beautiful look easy...

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I Hope You Stay

Just as moving and endearing as Peppernell's previous books, I Hope You Stay is a reminder of the resilience and hope needed after heartache and pain. The book is divided into five sections, with poem..

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I Needed a Viking: Poems

I never needed a Man. I needed a Viking. I needed someone who wasn't afraid of my strengths or of my needs. I chose wrong in the past.... Beloved contemporary poet Alfa is back with a br..

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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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If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

Of the nine books of lyrics the ancient Greek poet Sappho is said to have composed, only one poem has survived complete. The rest are fragments. In this miraculous new translation, acclaimed poet and ..

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In and Out of the Garden

The most elegant and subtle of books to give and to have, this title evokes the English gardens of Sara Midda's childhood, sowing the imagination with glorious images. Dozens and dozens of illustratio..

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In the Palm of Your Hand, Second Edition: A Poet's Portable Workshop

Ideal for teachers who have been searching for a way to inspire students with a love for writing--and reading--contemporary poetry.It is a book about shaping your memories and passions, your pleasures..

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Indwelling

Denise Levertov described Gillian Allnutt's poems as 'at once hard and delicate, like wrought iron'. Both serious and light in touch, humane and profound, this new collection explores the manifestatio..

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Inferno

Discover Dante's original Inferno in this modern and acclaimed Penguin translation. Describing Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as a guide, Inferno depicts a cruel underworld in which desperate f..

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Injury Time

The publication of Clive James's Sentenced to Life was a major literary event. Facing the end, James looked back over his life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty to produce his finest work: poe..

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Injury Time

The publication of Clive James's Sentenced to Life was a major literary event. Facing the end, James looked back over his life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty to produce his finest work: poe..

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Inside the Wave

To be alive is to be inside the wave, always travelling until it breaks and is gone. These poems are concerned with the borderline between the living and the dead - the underworld and the human living..

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Kahlil Gibran Collection: the Prophet and His Other Finest Writings
Kipling

'If-' is, by British readers' choice, the most popular poem in the language. This pocket-sized selection of Rudyard Kipling's verse contains not only this classic, but many of his greatest poems, in t..

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Kumukanda

'You sly devil. Lounging in a Pinter script or pitched from a transit van's rolled-down window; my shadow on this un-lit road, though you've been smuggled from polite conversation...from 'The N Word'...

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Last Hedgehog

To mark and celebrate National Hedgehog Awareness Week, Pam Ayres has written a less-than-fond farewell from 'the last hedgehog left on earth' - a delightful, hilarious and thought-provoking elegy to ..

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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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Leaves of Grass

First published in 1855 and extended by the author over the course of more than three decades, Leaves of Grass embodies Walt Whitman's lifetime ambition to create a new voice that could capture the sp..

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Leaves of Grass

"Leaves of Grass" is a timeless collection of poems and essays penned by influential nineteenth-century writer Walt Whitman. This profound compilation explores topics such as nature, mysticism, mortal..

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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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Leonard Cohen Poems

This anthology contains a cross-section covering his career, including such legendary songs as "Suzanne", "Sisters of Mercy", "Bird on the Wire", "Famous Blue Raincoat" and "I'm Your Man" and searingl..

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Let Us Compare Mythologies

First published in 1956 when he was twenty-two years old, Let Us Compare Mythologies is Leonard Cohen's first collection of poetry. It is an accomplished and passionate collection which demonstrates C..

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