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BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please is the longest-running broadcast of verse anywhere in the world. First aired in 1979, the programme, a request show which broadcasts to one million listeners a week, has become a unique record of the country's best-loved poems over the decades since its inception.

Featured books by Various Poets

Poetry Please: Love Poems

Poetry Please: Love Poems

Author: Various Poets Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2015

'What will survive of us is love.' Whether in marriage or heartbreak, friendship or infatuation, whether in pursuit of the unattainable ideal or else settling down together for life, whether in love or out of it, you will find poems here to touch the heart. It is a vital assembly of our most treasured and enduring love poems.

Other books by Various Poets

The Forward Book of Poetry 2019

The Forward Book of Poetry 2019

Author: Various Poets, Bidisha, William Sieghart Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2018

The Forward Book of Poetry 2019 brings together the best poetry published in the British Isles over the last year, including the winners of the 2018 Forward Prizes. In showcasing the range and ambition of today's fresh voices alongside new work by familiar names, this anthology is a perfect introduction to contemporary poetry. 'The Forward Prizes are invaluable in finding the most essential, exciting voices, highlighting the contemporary poets who are at the top of their game and whose words will travel far and reach many readers.' Bidisha, chair of judges, Forward Prizes for Poetry 2018.

Courage Friends Volume 2

Courage Friends Volume 2

Author: Various Poets Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2018

Poems for a world gone to sh*t the amazing power of poetry to make even the most f**ked up times feel better

Poems for a world gone to sh*t the amazing power of poetry to make even the most f**ked up times feel better

Author: Various Poets, Quercus Poetry Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2018

DISCOVER THE AMAZING POWER OF POETRY TO MAKE EVEN THE MOST F**KED UP TIMES FEEL BETTER A beautiful little book of short, simple, classic and contemporary poems to dip into, to make life feel better. From Shakespeare and Shelley to Lemn Sissay and Kate Tempest, poets have always been the best at showing us we're not alone, however sh*t things might seem. Funny, reflective, romantic and life-affirming - here is an anthology of poems to remind you to keep on looking at the stars: from that first 'what the f*ck' moment to empowering you to do something about this sh*t and ultimately realising that life is still beautiful after all. Rediscover old favourites and find some new treasures - you might be surprised just how much poetry can help. For fans of The Poetry Pharmacy, The Reading Cure and The Emergency Poet.

The Forward Book of Poetry 2018

The Forward Book of Poetry 2018

Author: Various Poets, Emily Berry, Michael Longley, Sinead Morrissey Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

The Forward Book of Poetry 2018 showcases a selection of the best contemporary poetry published in the British Isles over the last year, including the winners of 2017's prestigious Forward Prizes for Poetry. It is introduced by Andrew Marr, chairman of the Forward Prizes judges. Their final recommendations give a strong sense of the variety, vitality and wit of poetry today, making this anthology - the 26th in an annual series - valuable to both first-time poetry readers and those keen to find more new poetry to enjoy.

Faber & Faber Poetry Diary 2018 Royal Blue

Faber & Faber Poetry Diary 2018 Royal Blue

Author: Various Poets Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2017

The Faber poetry list, originally founded in the 1920s, was shaped by the taste of T. S. Eliot who was its guiding light for nearly forty years. Since the sixties, each passing decade has seen the list grow with the addition of poets who were arguably the finest of their generation. In recent years the creation of the Poet to Poet series has further broadened the scope of Faber poetry by including the work of great poets from the past selected and introduced by the contemporary poets they have inspired. Samuel Beckett * Emily Berry * William Blake * Emily Bronte * Rupert Brooke * Lord Byron * John Clare * Julia Copus * Walter de la Mare * Carol Ann Duffy *Douglas Dunn * T.S. Eliot * Seamus Heaney * Thomas Hood * Gerard Manley Hopkins *A.E. Housman *Ted Hughes * Ben Jonson * John Keats * Philip Larkin * Lachlan Mackinnon * Louis MacNeice * Dorothy Molloy * Bernard O'Donoghue * Sylvia Plath * Maurice Riordan *Sam Riviere * William Shakespeare * Percy Bysshe Shelley * Stevie Smith * Stephen Spender * Wislawa Szymborska * Alfred, Lord Tennyson * Edward Thomas * Jack Underwood * Hugo Williams * William Wordsworth * W.B. Yeats

Poetry Please: The Seasons

Poetry Please: The Seasons

Author: Various Poets Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/10/2016

This new anthology of poems, favourites from the nation's longest-running and best-loved request programme for verse, moves with the seasons, following the turning year from John Clare's 'pale splendour of the winter sun' to John Keats's 'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness', by way of Larkin's 'young-leafed June' and Gerard Manley Hopkins' 'glassy peartree leaves and blooms' when 'Nothing is so beautiful as Spring'. As the year changes, so we change with it. Since time out of mind our daily lives have been shaped and directed by the seasons, and it is here that we find poems about harvest and hardship, growth and new life, the warmth of the life-giving sun, Christmas and the closing of the year. Poetry Please: Seasonal Poems is a vital and generous gathering to treasure.

Faber & Faber Poetry Diary 2017 Coral

Faber & Faber Poetry Diary 2017 Coral

Author: Various Poets Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2016

The Faber poetry list, originally founded in the 1920s, was shaped by the taste of T.S. Eliot, who was its guiding light for nearly forty years. Since the sixties, each passing decade has seen the list grow with the addition of poets who were arguably the finest of their generation. In recent years the creation of the Poet-to-Poet series has further broadened the scope of Faber poetry to include the work of great poets from the past, selected and introduced by the contemporary poets they have inspired. The 2017 edition includes poems by: Simon Armitage * William Blake * Burns Robert * Lord Byron * Thomas Campion * John Clare * Samuel Taylor Coleridge * Wendy Cope * Emily Dickinson * John Donne * T.S. Eliot * Lavinia Greenlaw * David Harsent * Seamus Heaney * George Herbert * Robert Herrick * Gerard Manley Hopkins * A.E. Housman * Ted Hughes * Emma Jones * John Keats * Philip Larkin * Toby Martinez De Las Rivas * Marianne Moore * Andrew Motion * Paul Muldoon * Daljit Nagra * Wilfred Owen * Don Paterson * Tom Paulin * Sylvia Plath * Christopher Reid * William Shakespeare * Jo Shapcott * Percy Bysshe Shelley * Alfred Lord Tennyson * Edward Thomas * William Wordsworth * W.B. Yeats

Poetry Please: Love Poems

Poetry Please: Love Poems

Author: Various Poets Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2016

'What will survive of us is love.' In this new anthology poets from across the ages lead us on a journey of love in its many forms. From Shakespeare to Rossetti, Keats to Auden, Byron to Browning an beyond, as well as a host of contemporary voices including Wendy Cope, Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy, this new gathering of timeless love poems speaks to the heart about this most universal of themes. Whether in marriage or heartbreak, friendship or infatuation, whether in pursuit of the unattainable ideal or else settling down together for life, whether in love or out of it, you will find poems here to touch the heart. A vital assembly of our most treasured and enduring love poems.

Poetry Please: The Seasons

Poetry Please: The Seasons

Author: Various Poets Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2015

This new anthology of poems, favourites from the nation's longest-running and best-loved request programme for verse, moves with the seasons, following the turning year from John Clare's 'pale splendour of the winter sun' to John Keats's 'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness', by way of Larkin's 'young-leafed June' and Gerard Manley Hopkins' 'glassy peartree leaves and blooms' when 'Nothing is so beautiful as Spring'. As the year changes, so we change with it. Since time out of mind our daily lives have been shaped and directed by the seasons, and it is here that we find poems about harvest and hardship, growth and new life, the warmth of the life-giving sun, Christmas and the closing of the year. Poetry Please: Seasonal Poems is a vital and generous gathering to treasure.

Ten Poems About Nottingham

Ten Poems About Nottingham

Author: Various Poets Format: Pamphlet Release Date: 14/08/2015

Poetry Please: Love Poems

Poetry Please: Love Poems

Author: Various Poets Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2015

'What will survive of us is love.' Whether in marriage or heartbreak, friendship or infatuation, whether in pursuit of the unattainable ideal or else settling down together for life, whether in love or out of it, you will find poems here to touch the heart. It is a vital assembly of our most treasured and enduring love poems.

The Forward Book of Poetry 2015

The Forward Book of Poetry 2015

Author: Various Poets, Jeremy Paxman Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2014

The Forward Book of Poetry showcases a selection of the best contemporary poetry published in the British Isles over the last year, including the winners of 2014's prestigious Forward Poetry Prizes. It is introduced by Jeremy Paxman, chairman of the 2014 Forward Prizes judges. Their final recommendations give a strong sense of the variety, vitality and wit present in poetry today, making this anthology - the 23rd in an annual series - valuable to both first-time poetry readers and those keen to find more new poetry to enjoy. If you buy only one poetry book this year, this is it.

Poetry Please

Poetry Please

Author: Various Poets Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 18/09/2014

BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please is the longest-running broadcast of verse anywhere in the world. First aired in 1979, the programme, a request show which broadcasts to two million listeners a week, has become a unique record of the country's best-loved poems over the decades since its inception. The BBC has looked back through its rich archive of recordings to produce a poll of the most asked for and most broadcast pieces ever: fifty of those poems are read here by Adjoa Andoh and Anton Lesser, both regular voices for the programme. The selection includes poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, William Blake, Rupert Brooke, Lord Byron, G.K. Chesterton, T. S. Eliot, Robert Frost, John Keats, Edward Lear, Sylvia Plath, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, William Wordsworth, and W.B. Yeats

Poetry Please

Poetry Please

Author: Various Poets, Roger McGough Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/09/2014

BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please is the longest-running broadcast of verse anywhere in the world. First aired in 1979, the programme, a request show which broadcasts to two million listeners a week, has become a unique record of the country's best-loved poems over the decades since its inception. The BBC has looked back through its rich archive of recordings to produce a poll of the most asked for and most broadcast pieces ever: it is those poems that this anthology brings together here. A showcase, in effect, for the nation's favourite verse, Poetry Please is a treasure trove for our most requested and most listened to poems of all time. It is a compelling invitation for readers of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate the verse that we care so much about: from new readers to old, from schools to reading groups, this a book for giving, a book for cherishing.

The Forward Book of Poetry 2014

The Forward Book of Poetry 2014

Author: Various Poets, Jeanette Winterson Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2013

The Forward Book of Poetry showcases the best of contemporary poetry published in the British Isles over the last year, including the winners of 2013's hotly contested Forward Poetry Prizes. The anthology - the 22nd of its kind - is introduced by Jeanette Winterson. If you buy only one poetry book this year, this deserves to be it.

The Forward Book of Poetry 2013

The Forward Book of Poetry 2013

Author: Various Poets Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2012

This anthology contains poems shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prizes 2012, the UK's most valuable annual awards for contemporary poetry.

The New Faber Book of Love Poems

The New Faber Book of Love Poems

Author: Various Poets Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2008

James Fenton, a Whitbread-winning poet praised for his own love poetry, gathers together the best lyric poems originating in the English language. Ranging from the sixteenth century to the present day, The New Faber Book of Love Poems contains a fantastic mix of classics and popular favourites, as well as blues lyrics, American folk poetry, Elizabethan lyrics and Broadway songs. There are poems by men about women, women about men, men about men and women about women - in short, something for everyone, and a must-have for everyone's bookshelf.

101 Poems about Childhood

101 Poems about Childhood

Author: Various Poets Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2007

Childhood, according to Rilke, was one of poetry's two inexhaustible sources. The poems in this anthology are an index of the idea of childhood, from nostalgia to expressions of love for children, from the celebration of births to the mourning of childhood death - childhood's psychology and persona, its pleasures and terrors, and the loss of innocence. This wonderfully evocative book draws from 400 years of poems: from Ben Jonson and Aphra Behn, through Blake, Clare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Coleridge, and right up to the twentiety-century poems of Elizabeth Bishop, Sharon Olds and Paul Muldoon.

101 Poems about Childhood

101 Poems about Childhood

Author: Various Poets Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2005

Childhood, according to Rilke, was one of poetry's two inexhaustible sources. The poems in this anthology are an index of the idea of childhood, from nostalgia to expressions of love for children, from the celebration of births to the mourning of childhood death - childhood's psychology and persona, its pleasures and terrors, and the loss of innocence. This wonderfully evocative book draws from 400 years of poems: from Ben Jonson and Aphra Behn, through Blake, Clare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Coleridge, and right up to the twentieth century poems of Elizabeth Bishop, Sharon Olds and Paul Muldoon.

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