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This Month's Featured Books
Poems That Make Grown Men Cry 100 Men on the Words That Move Them
Anthony Holden, Ben Holden
In this fascinating anthology, one hundred men - distinguished in literature and film, science and architecture, theatre and human rights - confess to being moved to tears by poems that haunt them.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/05/2015
Chelsea Flower Show Massacre
A Debut collection of funny, reflective and empathetic poems.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2015
You Made Me Late Again! My New Collection
With over fifty new poems from Britain's favourite poet, this book presents an essential addition to author's incomparable collection of works. Pam's poems are observant, witty and poignant in equal measure. Delightfully illustrated, most of the poems in You Made...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
Shortlisted for the T S Eliot Poetry Prize 2014. Fauverie, the new Seren poetry collection by Pascale Petit is named after the Parisian zoo that haunts her imagination. This book has childhood trauma and a dying father at its heart,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/09/2014
Winner of the T S Eliot Poetry Prize 2014. The poems in David Harsent's new collection, whether single poems, dramatic sequences, or poems that 'belong to one another', share a dark territory and a sometimes haunting, sometimes steely, lyrical tone....
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
I Knew the Bride
Shortlisted for the T S Eliot Poetry Prize 2014. I Knew the Bride is no mere rehearsal of old lives lived; instead it takes the author and his readers into startling new terrain in a series of brave, painful and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/03/2014
The Poetry of Sex
Romance and poetry seem to go hand in hand but - implicit, explicit, nuanced or starkly frank - sex itself has long been a staple subject for poets. This book offers a selection that ranges from ancient Rome to modern...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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From the Haiku to Xanadu, a well-crafted poem can speak of an experience of our world in a way that stays with us for a long time; often for life. Everyone has a poem they learned in school that holds increased sentimental importance as time goes by.
The ability of words and language to define us and the poet’s ability to harness it are what makes poetry such a powerful genre. The field is huge, the subjects covered too numerous to list. From the fields of Flanders to the kitchen sink there are poems that encapsulate all of human life. Funny, thought-provoking, challenging, evocative, story-telling, satire and tribute. All are here. Why not use our special recommendations to find something to inspire you today?
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