The idea for this book grew out of Wendy Cope's experience of meeting her audience, when reading her poems in schools. This is an edition of the poems which identifies the references, verse-forms, contexts and occasions of her work, and which offers readers a new arrangement of the poetry as a whole. The notes also identify d... read more
This edition is out of print. In this life-enriching book devoted to the experience of love, Roger Housden presents ten poems that can stir in each of us one of the deepest, most powerful sensations known to mankind. Guiding us through the beautifully expressed thoughts of ten individual poets, Housden invites us to explor... read more
|Author:||Deborah Coates (illus Sandra Brice)|
'I reach out a claw And catch a thread in your best Shirt. It snags; I yawn.' 'Surprise! I can jump Through the newspaper while you Are still reading it!' The cat has been with us since time began. Enigmatic, independent, surprising, single-minded, loving - cats are all these things and impose themselves on our live... read more
|Author:||Don Paterson (ed.)|
All The Poems You Need to Say Goodbye is a book designed for those both in need of poetic solace after bereavement and a gift book for the recently bereaved; it is also intended as a book to read from at memorial ceremonies, when judging the tone and hitting the right note is everything. In our deepest grief we still turn ins... read more
An Anthology of the Best Poets and Poetry Since 1900
Roald Dahl and Quention Blake meets Tim Burton in sassy poet Laura Dockrill's edgy and hilarious tale You might have known somebody like Ugly Shy Girl once ! You might have seen her bumping into lamp-posts and tripping over her bag. She wears a denim skirt down to her ankles and a second-hand Naf Naf jacket. Her hair hangs d... read more
An anthology of poems and stories from literature, about love. Includes Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Stendahl, etc.
Over the course of his short life, John Keats (1795-1821) honed a raw talent into a brilliant poetic maturity. By the end of his brief career, he had written poems of such beauty, imagination and generosity of spirit, that he had - unwittingly - fulfilled his wish that he should 'be among the English poets after my death'. Th... read more
rom its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp's Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf" has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country. Passionate and fearless, Shang... read more
Poems of love and regret, of racial strife and confrontation, songs of people and songs of the heart - all are charged with Maya Angelou's zest for life and her rage at injustice. Lyrical poems of longing, wry glances at betrayal and isolation combine with a fierce insight into "hateful wrath".
This edition replaces 'New Selected Poems' by Les Murray, published in 1998. This edition has been brought up to date and expanded and contains almost twice as many poems as the previous edition.
David Whyte makes his home in the Pacific Northwest, where rain and changeable skies remind him of his other more distant homes : Yorkshire, Wales and Ireland. He travels extensively bringing his own and others' poetry to large audiences. He is one of the few poets to bring his insights to bear on organizational life work... read more
The evolution of Margaret Atwood's poetry illuminates a major literary talent. Through bus trips and postcards, wilderness and trivia, she reflects the passion and energy of a writer intensely engaged with her craft and the world. In this volume, two previous selections, Poems 1965-1975 and Poems 1976-1986 are presented toget... read more
Author and painter Carma Jewell shares words that are both beautiful and sad in this confessional series of poems relating to love. Each poem is coupled with artwork that speaks poignantly to the message behind the words. Words of Love is a collection of poetry that heals broken hearts and reminds people not to stop belie... read more
Winner of Costa Poetry Award 2010. Shortlisted for Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection 2010. 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... read more
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 searingly memorable poems from many collections including "Flowers for Hitler", "Beautiful Losers" and "Death of a Lady's Man". Encompa... read more
This book is a celebration of the ways in which art and writing can influence and inspire each other.
In 1999- 2000, Grace Nichols was the first Writer-in-Residence at the Tate. During this time she worked with children from London schools, helping them respond to art by writing poetry. She herself was inspired to w... read more
This rich volume reflects the development of Berrys poetic sensibility.. The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry gathers one hundred poems written between 1957 and 1996. Chosen by the author, these pieces have been selected from each of nine previously published collections. The rich work in this volume reflects the development o... read more
For as long as there’s been poetry in this country there’s been landscape. Sometimes there seems to have been little else. And yet for all this familiarity there are questions yet to be answered, attachments and passions that don’t let go. John Newton’s new collection asks, how does landscape get its h... read more