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Little, Aloud with Love

"Will it come like a change in the weather? Will its greeting be courteous or rough? Will it alter my life altogether? O tell me the truth about love."( W.H. Auden). Many of the most popular works in ..

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Live Oak, with Moss

As he was turning forty, Walt Whitman wrote twelve poems in a small handmade book he entitled "Live Oak, With Moss." The poems were intensely private reflections on his attraction to and affection for..

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Lost and Gone Away

Between 2010 and 2014 Lynn Jenner made several related emotional and intellectual investigations. Lost and Gone Away is the record of these: a fascinating hybrid text of nonfiction, prose poems and po..

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Love as the Stars Went Out

'How strange to dream of you, even when I am wide awake.' Poetry from the end of the world, 'Love As The Stars Went Out' contains poems of love, feeling and emotion. The collection encompasses all of ..

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Love Poems of Rumi

Indulge in Rumi's passion with this collection of 13th century love poetry. Become lost in the words of The Love Poems of Rumi. Included in this book is a collection of Jalal al-Din Rumi's passionate ..

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Luckiest Guy Alive, The

Punk. Poet. Pioneer. The Bard of Salford's hugely anticipated new collection of poetry, The Luckiest Guy Alive, is his first in over thirty years. These are poems as scabrous, wry and vivid as only Jo..

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Lunch Poems: 50th Anniversary Edition

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Frank O'Hara's "Lunch Poems" "Lunch Poems," first published in 1964 by City Lights Books as number nineteen in the Pocket Poets series, is widely considered to be Fra..

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Lyrical Ballads

Lyrical Ballads (1798) is a landmark collection of poems that marks the beginning of the English Romantic Movement in literature. Co-written by friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ..

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Lyrical Ballads : 1798 and 1802

'Listen, Stranger!' Wordsworth and Coleridge's joint collection of poems has often been singled out as the founding text of English Romanticism. Within this initially unassuming, anonymous volume wer..

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Made In Detroit: Poems

In her trademark style combining the sublime with gritty reality, Marge Piercy describes the night she was born- "the sky burned red / over Detroit and sirens sharpened their knives. / The elms made t..

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Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures

Literary Nonfiction. Poetry History & Criticism. Over the course of 15 years, award-winning poet Mary Ruefle delivered a lecture every six months to a group of poetry graduate students. Collected here..

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Map and the Clock

Curated by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke, the National Poet of Wales, this new anthology gathers from centuries of essential poems. The editors have drawn on the rich languages of t..

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Map and the Clock: A Laureate's Choice of the Poetry of Britain and Ireland

The Map and the Clock is a celebration of the most scintillating poems ever composed in Britain.Curated by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, and by Gillian Clarke, National Poet of Wales, this anthology ..

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Mean Time

In her prize-winning fourth collection, Mean Time, Carol Ann Duffy dramatizes scenes from childhood, adolescence and adulthood, finding moments of grace or consolation in memory, love and language ami..

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Memorial

Matthew Arnold praised the "Iliad" for its 'nobility', as has everyone ever since - but ancient critics praised it for its enargeia, its 'bright unbearable reality' (the word used when gods come to ea..

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Milk and Honey

The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose; deals with a different pain; heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the mos..

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Moonlight

Moonlight combines Australian Instagram sensation Gemma Troy's art and poetry. Each delicate verse is matched with a treasure that Gemma has found in nature to produce a luminous book brimming with lo..

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Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

Free-wheeling and surreal yet deadly serious, and including the viral hit 'Rape Joke' ('An oblique mini-masterpiece' Guardian), this book shows one of our most original poets at her virtuosic best. '..

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Mural

Mahmoud Darwish was the Palestinian national poet. One of the greatest poets of the last half-century,his work evokes the loss of his homeland and is suffused with the pain of dispossession, exile and..

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My Ladys Soul: The Poems of Elizabeth Eleanor Siddall

Elizabeth Siddall is best known as the muse and model for many Pre-Raphaelite artists and as the wife of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. However, she was also an artist and a poet. This book publishes all her..

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Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year, A

A nature poem for every day of the year, progressing through the months and seasons. Each poem is chosen to chime with the natural world at that time of year, reminding us to connect to the natural wo..

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Nectar of Pain, The

From Najwa Zebian - celebrated Lebanese-Canadian poet, speaker, and educator - comes a highly personal and moving second collection. In The Nectar of Pain, Zebian sheds light on the feelings and..

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New & Selected Poems

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New American Best Friend

One of the most recognisable young poets in America, Olivia Gatwood dazzles with her tribute to contemporary American womanhood in her debut book, New American Best Friend. Gatwood's poems deftly deco..

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New and Selected Poems: v. 1

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New Selected Poems

In this condensed edition of Selected Poems, Robert Lowell's poems are brought together from all of his books of verse. Chosen and introduced by Katie Peterson on the occasion of Robert Lowell's one h..

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New Selected Poems 1988-2013

New Selected Poems 1988-2013 provides an unrivalled account of a period of work that was crowned by the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. Together with its earlier, sibling volume, it completes the ..

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New Selected Poems 1988-2013

New Selected Poems 1988-2013 provides an unrivalled account of a period of work that was crowned by the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. Together with its earlier, sibling volume, it completes the ..

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News Of The World

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Night Out with Robert Burns: The Greatest Poems

The Scottish poet Robert Burns has been idolised and eulogised. He has been sainted, painted, tarted-up and toasted. He is famous as the author of 'Auld Lang Syne', and he has long been the patron sai..

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No Art: Poems

This book brings together for the first time Ben Lerner's three acclaimed volumes of poetry, along with a handful of newer poems, to present a decade-long exploration of the relationship between form ..

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No Matter the Wreckage

Following the success of her breakout poem, "B," Sarah Kay releases her debut collection of poetry featuring work from the first decade of her career. No Matter the Wreckage presents readers with new ..

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Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood

Winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2016 There were many things that Hollie McNish didn't know before she was pregnant. How her family and friends would react; that Mr Whippy wo..

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North Ship

"The North Ship", Philip Larkin's earliest volume of verse, was first published in August 1945 and reissued in 1966 by Faber. The introduction, by Larkin himself, explains the circumstances of its pub..

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Now And Then

Now And Then is not merely a collection of a songwriter's lyrics; the song-poems of this undisputed 'bluesologist' triumphantly stand on their own, evoking the rhythm and urgency which have distinguis..

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Nox

Nox is an epitaph in the form of a book, a facsimile of a handmade book Anne Carson wrote and created after the death of her brother. The poem describes coming to terms with his loss through the lens ..

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O God Who Has a Russian Soul : Poems about New Zealand & its people

In 1967, James R. Flynn was appointed Foundation Professor of Political Studies at the University of Otago in New Zealand. In 2001, he received the Gold medal for Distinguished Career Research and in ..

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Off The Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse

In Off the Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has commissioned a selection of the UK's most loved and lauded poets to each write a poem in celebration of books a..

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Olio

2016 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for poetry 2017 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award finalist 2017 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award finalist Named a top poetry book of spring 2016 by Library Journ..

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On Biblical Poetry

Uniquely considering the characteristics of biblical Hebrew poetry beyond its currently best known feature, parallelism, On Biblical Poetry demonstrates the many interesting and valuable interpretatio..

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On Bunyah

oMurray is a brash but also breathtakingly brilliant and often both at onceo -The Australian Bunyah has been my refuge and home place all my life. This book concentrates on the smallest habitats of c..

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On Cats

'A cat is only ITSELF, representative of the strong forces of life that won't let go' For Charles Bukowski there was something majestic and elemental about cats. He considered them to be sentient bei..

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On Love

'My love is a hummingbird sitting that quiet moment on the bough as the same cat crouches' In On Love, we see Charles Bukowski reckoning with the complications of love and desire. Alternating betwee..

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On Poetry

On Poetry will be prized by writers and readers who wish to understand why and how poetic technique matters. Long regarded as one of Britain's major poets, Glyn Maxwell shows that the greatest verse a..

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On the Outskirts

Inspired by the natural worlds surrounding T3bingen in Germany, Cambridge in England, the village of Schull in southwest Ireland and the West Australian wheatbelt, Kinsella explores through his poems ..

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One Hundred Great Books in Haiku

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One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each: A Treasury of Classical Japanese Verse

A prize-winning translation of the most widely known and popular collection of Japanese poetry. Hyakunin Isshu is the most famous and popular collection of Japanese poetry, and the first work of Japa..

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One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

Paul Muldoon's new book, his twelfth collection of poems, is wide-ranging in its subject matter yet is everywhere concerned with watchfulness. Heedful, hard won, head-turning, heartfelt, these poems a..

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One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

Paul Muldoon's new book, his twelfth collection of poems, is wide-ranging in its subject matter yet is everywhere concerned with watchfulness. Heedful, hard won, head-turning, heartfelt, these poems a..

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Open Book, An

This is only David Malouf's third new poetry volume in nearly 40 years, so it is a significant publishing event. As one of Australia's greatest living poets, Malouf continues to meditate and reflect o..

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Orators

When The Orators was originally published in 1932 it was described by Poetry Review as 'something as important as the appearance of Mr Eliot's poems fifteen years ago'. A long poem written in both pro..

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