The First World War produced an extraordinary flowering of poetic talent, poets whose words commemorate the conflict more personally and as enduringly as monuments in stone. Lines such as 'What passi..
'Truly a marvellous collection ... There is balm for the soul, fire for the belly, a cooling compress for the fevered brow, solace for the wounded, an arm around the lonely shoulder - the whole collec..
BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please is the longest-running broadcast of verse anywhere in the world. First aired in 1979, the programme, a request show which broadcasts to two million listeners a week, has be..
'What will survive of us is love.' In this new anthology poets from across the ages lead us on a journey of love in its many forms. From Shakespeare to Rossetti, Keats to Auden, Byron to Browning an b..
How poetry and revolution meshed in Red China This is a book of poems by four veteran Chinese revolutionaries. Chen Duxiu led China's early cultural awakening before founding the Communist Party in 19..
This wonderful new collection is written out of Farrell's experience in Ireland on the Rathcoola Writer's Residency. The poems draw heavily and vividly on the landscape, history and mythology of Irela..
William Wordsworth's verse was the embodiment of the Romantic age, with its evocation of a unifying spirit running through all things. This collection brings together a rich and diverse selection of h..
from amanda lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. the first three sections piece together the life of the author while the final section serves as ..
The poetry of the Provencal troubadours has had a profound influence on the development of the lyric, from Dante and Petrarch to Ezra Pound and the Black Mountain poets, despite the difficulty of Old ..
In Kahlil Gibran's inspirational masterpiece-the most famous work of spiritual fiction of the twentieth century-a prophet named Almustafa is about to board a ship to travel back to his homeland after ..
The New York Times Bestseller From former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins comes a twelfth collection of poetry offering nearly fifty new poems that showcase his trademark generosity, wit, and imagin..
Since the publication of her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou has been celebrated as one of America's most important writers and her words are indelibly imprinted on ..
Edited by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes, and conceived of as a collection of their own favourite poems, The Rattle Bag has established itself as the classic anthology of our time. Heaney and Hughes hav..
A powerful, inventive collection from one of America's most respected poets""" "" . . .There s""a trembling inside the both of us, "" there s a trembling, inside us both"" """The territory of "Reconna..
**"New York" Magazine's Top 10 Books of 2013****GoodReads Reader's Choice Award Winner** Some years ago I wrote a book about a boy named Geryon who was red and had wings and fell in love with Herakles..
Annie Freud's new book The Remains was inspired by a visit to an exhibition of Sung Dynasty works on paper, and their unselfconscious blending of illustration and poetry. However the book has its imag..
Described by his friend Charles Lamb as "an archangel slightly damaged", Coleridge was deemed a towering genius by many of his contemporaries, and one who, in conversation, had no equal. Fascinated by..
A deluxe edition of Frost s early poems, selected by poet David Orr for the centennial of The Road Not Taken For one hundred years, Robert Frost s The Road Not Taken has enchanted and challenged read..
Romanticism gained traction in the late 1700s as writers moved away from the intellectualism of the Enlightenment and toward more emotional and natural themes. The major works of the movement's five m..
Now in paperback, considered one of the greatest works of Persian literature, "The Big Red Book" is one of the masterpieces of Rumi, the medieval Sufi mystic who also happens to be the most popular po..
'The grape on the vine Is wine in the making, Crush it and it comes alive.' JalaluddinRumi, the great Sufi poet and mystic born in 1204, believed that if we surrender ourselves to the power of love, i..
Running Upon The Wires is Kate Tempest's first book of free-standing poetry since the acclaimed Hold Your Own. In a beautifully varied series of formal poems, spoken songs, fragments, vignettes and ba..
Composed at the end of the fourteenth century by an unknown author, The Saga of Grettir the Strong is one of the last great Icelandic sagas. It relates the tale of Grettir, an eleventh-century warrior..
Part of a new series Legends from the Ancient North, The Saga of the Volsungs is one of the classic books that influenced JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings'They summoned their friends..
This internationally bestselling book took the world by storm on its publication. Covering the discovery of new love, first heartache and the end of an affair, these poems mix the ancient grace and mu..
Salt Water is Andrew Motion's most ambitious collection, yet also his most accessible. The first part refines the narrative and lyric skills for which he is well-known, combining intense personal conc..
In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer ins..
Over the course of several years, Simon Armitage has written hundreds of poems for various projects, commissions, collaborations and events, which stand outside of his mainstream collections but now f..
Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav picks up from her previous international bestselling books including Love & Misadventure, Lullabies, and The Universe of Us, and sets sail for a grand new adventure. This..
Richard Meier's first collection of poetry won many admirers for its wry, wise and sharp-eyed insight into the minutiae of daily life, and for the poet's remarkable ability to uncover the little abyss..
A selection from the last twenty years of C. K. Williams's career, plus new work--proof of his enduring powerC. K. Williams's long career has been a catalog of surprises, of inventions and reinvention..
Though universally acclaimed for his dazzling fictions, Jorge Luis Borges always considered himself first and foremost a poet. This new bilingual selection brings together some two hundred poems--the ..
Kathleen Jamie's Selected Poems gathers together some of the finest work by one of the foremost poets currently writing in English. Although Jamie is perhaps best known for her writing on nature, land..
Since his debut, Nil Nil, won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 1993, Don Paterson has lit up the poetry scene in the U.K. His dazzling, intensely lyric and luminous verse has delighted r..
'The Poetic Genius of my Country...bade me sing the loves, the joys, the rural scenes and rural pleasures of my natal Soil, in my native tongue.' Many of the poems and songs of Robert Burns (1759-96) ..
This is the perfect gift for Valentine's Day. Selected Poems contains Neruda's resonant, exploratory, intensely individualistic verse, rooted in the physical landscape and people of Chile. Here we fin..
T.S. Eliot - editor, poet, critic and publisher - was the greatest poet of his generation. The winner of the 1948 Nobel Prize for Literature, virtually every English language poet since owes him a deb..
The poetry of Eluard is that of the real world and its natural sensations and feelings. The main themes that stand out are love, brotherhood and kindness. His imagery is characterized by its appeal to..
Pushkin's Selected Poetry is the most famous poem in Russian literature after his Eugene Onegin, and notoriously difficult to translate. This new translation, described by Robert Chandler as 'truly wo..
Alexander Pope (1688-1744) is regarded as the most important poet of the early eighteenth century. An invalid from infancy, Pope devoted his energies towards literature and achieved remarkable success..
The poems in Carol Ann Duffy's highly praised second collection range from the dramatic monologues for which she is noted, to love poems, which she writes, Robert Nye remarked, 'as if she were the fir..
In his new collection of poems - several of which have already become famous before their book publication - Clive James looks back over an extraordinarily rich life with a clear-eyed and unflinching ..