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Poetry books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Poetry category. Presented with a red border are the Poetry books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Poetry books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


Recently Published

Happily Drowning by Kokumo Rocks Happily Drowning

From performance poet and author of Bad Ass Raindrop Kokumo Rocks comes Happily Drowning, a vibrant and intense new collection of poems.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet Smoke & Mirrors

Smoke & Mirrors is the third book from internationally bestselling poet Michael Faudet, author of Bitter Sweet Love and Dirty Pretty Things-a finalist in the 2015 Goodreads Readers Choice Awards.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/11/2017

The Elements of Leaving and Other Poems by Aidan Mathews The Elements of Leaving and Other Poems

Mathews' fourth volume of poetry, follows upon Windfalls (Dolmen 1977), Minding Ruth (Gallery 1983) and According to Small Hours (Cape 1998), and has been long awaited.
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/11/2017

Poet In Spain by Federico Garcia Lorca Poet In Spain


Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

Made In Detroit Poems by Marge Piercy Made In Detroit Poems


Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2017

Theory of the Lyric by Jonathan Culler Theory of the Lyric


Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2017

Arabian Satire Poetry from 18th-Century Najd by Marcel Kurpershoek Arabian Satire Poetry from 18th-Century Najd

This lively volume collects poems by Hmedan al-Shwe'ir, who lived in Najd in the Arabian Peninsula shortly before the hegemony of the Wahhabi movement in the early 18th century. A master of satire known for his ribald humor, self-deprecation, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Invasions of the Heart by Genara Necos Invasions of the Heart

Genara wrote these poems, set in contrasting parts of the world, to celebrate their unity across geographic, economic, class, religious and racial borders. The emotions that invade the heart are a sacred human legacy, and our strongest bond.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

The Mortal Voice in the Tragedies of Aeschylus by Sarah (University of Chicago) Nooter The Mortal Voice in the Tragedies of Aeschylus

This book argues that the voice is a crucial link between bodies, thought, and mortal identity in the tragedies of Aeschylus.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

Coming Soon

I Think I Thought by Martin Parker I Think I Thought

A journey, in verse, from nappies to near dotage and The Last Great Perhaps, punctuated with appearances by a mislaid mackintosh, Tattooed Brenda, acne, bathroom scales, Marmite, Blue Nun, endoscopy, Crimmond, seaside deckchairs and a persistently optimistic camel.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017

The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets by Gerald (Trinity College, Dublin) Dawe The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets
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A fresh, accessible and authoritative study that conveys the richness and diversity of Irish poets, their lives and times.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets by Gerald (Trinity College, Dublin) Dawe The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets
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A fresh, accessible and authoritative study that conveys the richness and diversity of Irish poets, their lives and times.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost by Virginia Smith A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Poetry Ireland Review Issue 123 by Eavan Boland Poetry Ireland Review Issue 123


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Let's Not Live on Earth by Sarah Blake Let's Not Live on Earth

Sarah Blake follows up her previous book of poetry, Mr. West, with a stunning second collection about anxieties and injury.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/12/2017

New & Selected Poems by Joy Ladin New & Selected Poems


Format: Paperback - Released: 05/12/2017

Let's Not Live on Earth by Sarah Blake Let's Not Live on Earth

Sarah Blake follows up her previous book of poetry, Mr. West, with a stunning second collection about anxieties and injury.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/12/2017

The Drowning Boy's Guide to Water by Cameron Barnett The Drowning Boy's Guide to Water


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/12/2017

A Night Out with Robert Burns The Greatest Poems by Robert Burns, Andrew O'Hagan A Night Out with Robert Burns The Greatest Poems
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The definitive collections of poetry by Robert Burns, arranged and introduced by award-winning writer Andrew O'Hagan. 'Save this collection a place at your Burns table' Guardian
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/01/2018

Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav Sea of Strangers

Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav picks up from her previous international bestselling books, and sets sail for a grand new adventure.
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/01/2018

Breathe by R. A. Stokeld Breathe

An inspirational collection of poetry and thought.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2018

If the Symptons Persist by Francis Combes If the Symptons Persist


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

Landscape with Mutant by Frederick Pollack Landscape with Mutant


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

All the Relevant Gods by Robin Houghton All the Relevant Gods


Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2018

Other books in this genre

Visible Cities by Kathleen Wall Visible Cities

This book prompts readers to reconsider their relationship to the landscapes of cities. Poems explore streets in cities all over the world, while the photographs find beauty in back lanes, observe people taking their coffee breaks, capture people playing with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Ceaseless Music Sounding Wordsworth's The Prelude by Steven (poet and critic) Matthews Ceaseless Music Sounding Wordsworth's The Prelude

Through a series of poetic responses and critical reflections, Ceaseless Music explores the afterlives of Wordsworth's landmark autobiographical poem The Prelude in literature, philosophy and life writing, together with the insights it can offer into the writing of poetry today....
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

The Magic My Body Becomes Poems by by Jess Rizkallah The Magic My Body Becomes Poems by

Winner of the 2017 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

In a Language That You Know by Len Verwey In a Language That You Know

South Africa is a complicated, contradictory, and haunted place. Len Verwey captures the trajectory of life in such a place, dealing with childhood, war, marriage, divorce, and death. He explores the challenges posed by place and history, shared identities, deep...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

A New Introduction to Chaucer by D. S. Brewer A New Introduction to Chaucer

This new introduction to Chaucer has been radically rewritten since the previous edition which was published in 1984. The book is a controversial and modern restatement of some of the traditional views on Chaucer, and seeks to present a rounded...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

When You Need Faith by Ayshah Asiri When You Need Faith

This is the inner voice of a Middle Eastern woman from Saudi Arabia, Ayshah Asiri. When You Need Faith contains poetry about the author's observations of her own feelings and thoughts.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

When You Need Faith by Ayshah Asiri When You Need Faith

This is the inner voice of a Middle Eastern woman from Saudi Arabia, Ayshah Asiri. When You Need Faith contains poetry about the author's observations of her own feelings and thoughts.
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

Faces of Memory by George Hobson Faces of Memory


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

The Darkness of Snow by Frank Ormsby The Darkness of Snow

Work by Belfast poet written since his retrospective Goat's Milk (2015), including poems - sombre and flippant - about having Parkinson's Disease.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Beowulf by Tom Schneider Beowulf

In this elegant, portable Anglo-Saxon epic, the hero Beowulf fights horrifying, ghastly monsters in his bid to save the hall of Hrothgar, King of the Danes.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/09/2017

Velkom to Inklandt Poems in my grandmother's Inklisch by Sophie Herxheimer Velkom to Inklandt Poems in my grandmother's Inklisch

Velkom to Inklandt is a collection of poems in which Sophie Herxheimer brings vividly to life the voice of her German Jewish Grent Muzzer, Liesel, whose somewhat abrasive perspektiff she has never been able to forget.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Found In Translation by The Dot Collective Found In Translation


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Love Poems For Ceres by Alexandre Turgeon Love Poems For Ceres


Format: Paperback - Released: 14/09/2017

100 Poems to Make You TLC by Andrew Evzona 100 Poems to Make You TLC


Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2017

Transnational Battle Field by Heriberto Yepez Transnational Battle Field


Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2017

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