In Catullus for Children, caught between the two cities of Hamilton and Wellington, a popular poet returns to favourite themes of domestic life, her children, and the Russian poets she loves. In the first part Anna, with great wit and originality, adapts some of Catullus's famous verses to the playground, sharply noting the o... read more
|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
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 of lyrics. Only one poem has survived complete. In "If Not, Winter", Carson presents all the extant fragments of Sappho's vers... read more
Sylvia Plath (1932-63) possessed one of the most commanding voices in twentieth-century poetry. She published only one volume of verse, "The Colossus", during her life and a single novel, "The Bell Jar". After her death "Winter Trees", "Crossing the Water" and, most notably, the remarkable poems in "Ariel", brought her both p... read more
Stephen Fry's On Poetry provides us with a witty and entertaining guide to the mysteries of writing poetry. TERZA RIMA The terza rima mode is very fine, Great Dante used it for his famous text; It rhymes the words in every other line With each thought drawing you towards the next: A B A B, C B, C D C D...This third "B" rhyme ... read more
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.
Leonard Cohen's first book of new poetry since "Book of Mercy" was published two decades ago. It collects Cohen's poetry written between the 1980s and the present, and also includes his wonderfully witty and sensuous illustrations, including numerous playful self-portraits. The illustrations interact with, and complement, the... read more
Although well known as a writer and TV presenter on the history of painting, Sister Wendy's first love among the arts is literary. In this beautiful and moving anthology, she has collected both well-loved and modern poems from different centuries and countries, organizing them under headings such as Longing, Wonder, Hope, Sor... read more
The idea for this book - a new selection of her poems with notes - 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 ... read more
As timeless as the emotion itself, the poetry collected here celebrates the universal experience of love - tentative love, new love, enduring love, unrequited love. Love Poems is bound in a narrow hardback format, a beautiful gift edition for your valentine.
|Series:||Hesperus Classics - Poetry|
This unique collection of Emily Bronte's most beautiful poems is a fantastic introduction to one of the greatest authors of English literature. The cheerful comforts of home, and the joys of memory and hope, form the background for an expression of inner fortitude in this moving book of solitude and sorrow. Despite the isolat... read more
This collection of poems is an intimate celebration of survival, about a quality of humaness that ultimately transcends all else.
This title is published to coincide with the release of the film "Bright Star", written and directed by Oscar Winner Jane Campion ("The Piano", "In the Cut"), starring Abbie Cornish ("Elizabeth: The Golden Age") and Ben Whishaw ("Brideshead Revisited", "Perfume"). John Keats died aged just twenty-five. He left behind some of ... read more
|Author:||Sarah Maguire (ed)|
This anthology brings together over 250 poems about flowers, plants and trees from eight centuries of writing in English: 14th-century lyrics sit next to poems of the 21st century; celebrations of plants native to the English soil share the volume with more exotic plant poetry from further afield.
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
Alice Walker is beloved for her ability to speak her own truth in ways that speak for and about countless others. Here she confronts personal and collective challenges in words that dance, sing, and heal. As Shiloh McCloud describes in her foreword, Walker's poems contain "the death of loved ones and the birth of new ideas, t... read more
|Author:||Simon Rae & Michael Hulse|
This ground-breaking anthology presents in chronological order over 400 poems written in the twentieth century. The authors, both published poets themselves, give an overview of each period of history, while notes to the poems place each one in its historical context and trace the century's poetic development. Concise biograp... read more