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Poetry Books

Poetry, like music, has the power to touch us on levels that prose sometimes can’t. Take a seat and be inspired by some wonderful wordsmiths.

ABC, My Grannie Caught a Flea Scots Children's Songs and Rhymes
Ewan McVicar
An ebullient collection of favourite Scottish rhymes and songs for adults to read to their children. These verses show how the old rhymes are still popular with children – despite the arrival of newer technologies - and that they are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
     

Life, Love and the Archers Recollections, Reviews and Other Prose
Wendy Cope
Wendy Cope has long been one of the nation's best-loved poets, with her sharp eye for human foibles and wry sense of humour. For the first time, Life, Love and the Archers brings together the best of her prose -...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

First World War Poems
Jane McMorland-Hunter
There are all the famous frontline poets - including Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Edward Thomas - but also civilians writing from the Home Front, including Rudyard Kipling and Vera Brittain. The poems are organised into themed chapters, ranging from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/07/2014
     

The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion
Kei Miller
Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2014. Winner of the 2014 Forward Prize for Best Collection. We watch as the cartographer, used to the scientific methods of assuming control over a place by mapping it, is gradually compelled to recognize--even to envy--a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/05/2014
     

A Double Sorrow Troilus and Criseyde
Lavinia Greenlaw
Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2014. When Chaucer composed Troilus and Criseyde he gave us, some say, his finest poem, and with it one of the most captivating love stories ever written. A Double Sorrow, Lavinia Greenlaw's new work, takes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
     

My Family and Other Superheroes
Jonathan Edwards
Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2014. The superheroes in question are a motley crew. Evel Knievel, Sophia Loren, Ian Rush, Marty McFly, a bicycling nun and a recalcitrant hippo - all leap from these pages and jostle for position, alongside...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/02/2014
     

The Whole & Rain-domed Universe
Colette Bryce
Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2014. The Whole & Rain-domed Universe is Colette Bryce's much-anticipated follow-up to Self-Portrait in the Dark. The book presents the reader with an extraordinarily clear-eyed, vivid and Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2014. sometimes disturbing account...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
     


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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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Last Month's Featured Books
The Month Before's Featured Books 


1914: Poetry Remembers
Carol Ann Duffy
The First World War holds a unique place in the nation's history; the poetry it produced, a unique place in the nation's hearts. To mark the centenary of the First...
 
 
 


Poetry Please
Roger Mcgough
BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please is the longest-running broadcast of verse anywhere in the world. This book presents a treasure trove for our most requested and most listened to poems...
 
 
 


The Divine Comedy
Clive James, Dante Alighieri
Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2013. Renowned critic and poet Clive James presents the crowning achievement of his career: a monumental translation of Dante's Divine Comedy.
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


You Made Me Late Again! My New Collection
Pam Ayres
From the dog being afraid of the toaster to your son leaving home for university; and from the search for that perfect swimsuit to becoming a gran for the first...
 
 
 


Drysalter
Michael Symmons Roberts
Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2013. This is Roberts' most expansive writing yet: mystical, philosophical, earthy and elegiac. Drysalter sings of the world's unceasing ability to surprise, and the shock...
 
 
 


Parallax
Sinead Morrissey
Winner of the TS Eliot prize for poetry 2013. In Parallax Sinead Morrissey documents what is caught, and what is lost, when houses and cityscapes, servants and saboteurs ('the different people...
 
 
 


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