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Poetry Please: Love Poems by Various Poets

Poetry Please: Love Poems

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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.

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. From BBC Radio 4’s popular Poetry Please, affably hosted by Roger McGough, comes a collection devoted to love. Here Shakespeare’s sonnets sit alongside Philip Larkin’s poignant ‘Wedding Wind’, Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘Valen-tine’ giving an onion not a rose as a gift, and Wendy Cope’s wry ‘Rondeau Redoublé’. A delightful collection to dip into.
~ Fiona Lafferty


Poetry Please: Love Poems by Various Poets

'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.

About the Author

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.

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Publication date

15th January 2015


Various Poets

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Faber & Faber


208 pages


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