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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!
A parliament of fools, or a confederacy of dunces? Blethering celebrities and blundering politicians, royal babies and right royal cock-ups, milkshake madness and vegan sausage rolls - and, of course, the long and winding road to Brexit. If ever the times were ripe for a return to the high days of Augustan satire, it's now - and the Spectator's literary editor Sam Leith provides it. Our Times in Rhymes is a waspish, affectionate and very funny look at the state of our nation as it - let's be even-handed - teeters on the cliff-edge of a marvellous opportunity. Here is all the insanity and inanity of 2019, month by cherishable month, rendered in galloping comic verse and paired with satirical drawings by the brilliant cartoonist Edith Pritchett. It makes the perfect Christmas stocking filler for anyone who needs a good laugh at the damnable times we live in.
This book develops key advances in Pound studies, responding to newly available primary sources and recent methodological developments in associated fields. It is divided into three parts. Part I addresses the state of Pound's texts, both those upon which he relied for source material and those he produced in manuscript and print. Part II provides a comprehensive overview of the relation between Pound's poetry and translations and scholarship in East Asian studies. Part III examines the radical reconception of Pound's cultural and political activities throughout his career, and his continuing impact, a re-assessment made possible by recent controversial scholarship as well as new directions in literary and cultural theory. Pound's wide-ranging intellectual, cultural, and aesthetic interests are given new analytic treatment, with an emphasis on how recent developments in gender and sexuality studies, medieval historiography, textual genetics, sound studies, visual cultures, and other fields can develop an understanding of Pound's poetry and prose.
Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet and USA TODAY bestselling author amanda lovelace presents the women are some kind of magic boxed set - a beautiful and empowering trilogy guaranteed to awaken your inner goddess. All three volumes of the women are some kind of magic series in a sleek slipcase. Contains: the princess saves herself in this one the witch doesn't burn in this one the mermaid's voice returns in this one
A Collection of Relatable Thoughts is dedicated to anyone who has ever felt stuck and is trying their best to not give up. The main topics include staying positive, comparisons, relationships, areas in our lives that we can develop, and finally, a hopeful future. These topics are explored by the author's own personal experiences which she's found to be relatable to other people through conversing with others and hearing their stories. The author also writes about the different thoughts she has had when suffering from emotions like anxiety, self-doubt and feeling torn for not understanding her purpose in life. This is an interactive book, one that a reader can keep editing and going back to. Each chapter has two activities: one is mindful colouring and the other is a suggestive activity. The mindful colouring activity is to encourage the reader to take a few moments of their time to destress and focus at being present in that moment. The suggestive activities are there to give you different activities to do when stress, self-doubt, or the feelings of disconnection arises. A Collection of Relatable Thoughts is not necessarily a self-help book and does not give the readers step-by-step instructions. Instead it tries to invoke awareness and persuades the reader to make their own decisions as to what changes they would like to make to improve their quality of life.
George Herbert is one of the great 17th century poet-priests. His poems embrace every shade of the spiritual life, from love and closeness, to anger and despair, to reconciliation and hope. And his work is always rich with audacious playfulness: he seems to take God on, knowing God will win, as if he's having an argument with a faithful friend he knows is not going to leave. In much of theology and spirituality, God is a critical spectator to human lives, but for Herbert, his sense of relationship with God is primarily of a friendship that can never be broken. These are some of the themes Mark Oakley explores in this outstanding book. He offers a poem for every day in Lent, with a 2-page commentary on each of the 40 included.