|Author:||James Brown (ed) (photography Craig Potton)|
The Nature of Things is a celebration of the relationship between poetry and the New Zealand landscape. It matches a wide range of poems that in some way evoke or describe our landscape with images from the pre-eminent New Zealand photographer Craig Potton. The poems have been selected and the introduction written by James Br... read more
|Author:||Carol Ann Duffy|
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 amid the complexities of life. These are powerful poems of loss, betrayal and desire.
"A person kneels to contemplate a tree and to reflect upon the troubles and joys of life. The person imagines mornings and evenings in a great forest of prayers, swarming and teeming with life. The person is learning how to pray." Michael Leunig. First published 1990.
Come sit down beside me I said to myself,
And although it doesn't makes sense,
I held my own hand as a small sign of trust,
And together I sat on the fence.
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Jackie Kay's new collection is a lyric counterpart to her memoir, "Red Dust Road", the extraordinary story of the search for her Nigerian and Highland birth-parents; but it is also a moving book in its own right, and a deep enquiry into all forms of human friendship. "Fiere" - Scots for 'companion, friend, equal' - is a vivid... read more
Presents the poems that explore the nature of change - in the body and the natural world, and in the shifting relationships between people.
Relationships - partings/reconciliations, solidarities/ruptures, trust/betrayal, exposure/withdrawal - are the deep fabric of this forceful work from the late Adrienne Rich, the "central voice inthe feminist movement" (The Daily Telegraph). In the intimate address of "Axel Avakar" the black humour of "Quarto" and the undergro... read more
In this reissue of her seventh volume of poetry, Adrienne Rich searches to reclaim - to discover - what has been forgotten, lost, or unexplored.
"The Dream of a Common Language explores the contours of a woman's heart and mind in language for everybody--language whose plainness, laughter, questions and nobility everyone can respond to. . . . No one is writing better or more needed verse than this."--Boston Evening Globe
|Author:||Mary D. Esselman & Elizabeth Ash Velez (eds)|
Whether you've been in love for ten weeks or ten years, you know how crazy it can make you. On any given day you can be insanely happy or maniacally miserable, kooky with contentment or bonkers with boredom - and that's in a good relationship. You Drive Me Crazy journeys through the entire spectrum of the heart, with poems... read more
A hopeful romantic, Johnson's poems are both whimsical and profound in their exploration of love, loss and hope, and all that it is to be human.
There's only one Roger McGough. And here are his very best poems all in one volume for the first time! There are poems about poems, poems about school, poems about missing socks and mafia cats. Some are sad, some are mad, but all of them are Roger McGough at his very best.
|Author:||Carol Ann Duffy|
Carol Ann Duffy is the most widely-acclaimed poet in Britain today. In Feminine GospelsFeminine Gospels is a brilliant successor to Duffy's best-selling collection The World
Haiku, originating in Japan, is a unique and universally appealing form of poetry that allows ordinary moments to become extraordinary experiences. Imagine a Haiku poem as a vivid and fiery gem that has been so exquisitely cut it catches every facet of the world it is exploring. Haiku For Lovers is organised thematically in a... read more
Here are poems to take you on a journey from the 'suddenly' of love at first sight to the 'truly, madly, deeply' of infatuation and on to the 'eternally' of love that lasts beyond the end of life, along the way taking in flirtation, passion, fury, betrayal and broken hearts. Bringing together the greatest love poetry from aro... read more
Jo Shapcott's award-winning first three collections, gathered in "Her Book: Poems 1988-1998", revealed her to be a writer of ingenuous, politically acute and provocative poetry, and rightly earned her a reputation as one of the most original and daring voices of her generation. In "Of Mutability", Shapcott is found writing at... read more
This glorious celebration of classic poetry features verse from around the englishspeaking world. Carefully selected and divided into themed sections, the poems encompass the wealth of human experience - love, death, youth, old age, nature, travel and humour are all included in works that range from the 1500s onwards. A comp... read more