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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.

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Recently Published

Love Poems For Ceres by Alexandre Turgeon Love Poems For Ceres


Format: Paperback - Released: 14/09/2017

Love In The Last Days by Dennis Nurkse Love In The Last Days


Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

Widening Income Inequality by Frederick Seidel Widening Income Inequality

With poems that seem earnest one moment and flippant the next, this book includes poems that deal with high-society cocktail parties to street-level poverty, genocide to Obamacare, New York to Syria.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Pausing for Breath Along My Way by David Burridge Pausing for Breath Along My Way


Format: Paperback - Released: 09/08/2017

Songs of a coward by Perumal Murugan Songs of a coward


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Three hundred verses by Bhartrihari Three hundred verses


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Slightly Salty by Colin Newnham Slightly Salty

Along with frequent visits to the sea, this eclectic collection of poems by Colin Newnham features animals (both real and imaginary), historical events and the odd self-portrait. The poems are illustrated with charming simplicity by the author himself.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Slightly Salty by Colin Newnham Slightly Salty

Along with frequent visits to the sea, this eclectic collection of poems by Colin Newnham features animals (both real and imaginary), historical events and the odd self-portrait. The poems are illustrated with charming simplicity by the author himself.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

Coming Soon

Pivotal Voices, Era of Transition Toward a 21st Century Poetics by Rigoberto Gonzalez Pivotal Voices, Era of Transition Toward a 21st Century Poetics

Gathers Rigoberto Gonzalez's most important essays and book reviews that consider the work of emerging poets whose identities and political positions are transforming what readers expect from contemporary poetry. Many of these voices represent intersectional communities, such as queer writers...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

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

A Preface to Donne by James Winny A Preface to Donne

Probably the most famous of the Metaphysical poets, John Donne worked with and influenced many of the leading poets of the age. This excellent introduction to his life and works sets his writing firmly in the context of his times.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

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

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: 01/10/2017

Think of Lampedusa by Josue Guebo, John Keene Think of Lampedusa
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A collection of serial poems, Think of Lampedusa addresses the 2013 shipwreck that killed 366 Africans attempting to migrate to Lampedusa. The crossing from North Africa to this island and other Mediterranean way stations has become the most dangerous migrant...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Sun and Her Flowers by Anonymous The Sun and Her Flowers

The stunning new poetry collection from Rupi Kaur, worldwide bestselling author of milk and honey.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

Madness by Sam Sax Madness

In this ---powerful debut collection, sam sax explores and explodes the linkages between desire, addiction, and the history of mental health. These brave, formally dexterous poems examine antiquated diagnoses and procedures from hysteria to lobotomy; offer meditations on risky sex;...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

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

All We Saw by Anne Michaels All We Saw

A mesmerising, luminously beautiful new poetry collection from Anne Michaels, internationally acclaimed poet and bestselling author of Fugitive Pieces In this passionate, profound collection, Anne Michaels explores one of her essential concerns: `what love makes us capable of, and incapable...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

This Dream the World New and Selected Poems by Carolyne Wright This Dream the World New and Selected Poems

This Dream the World: New and Selected Poems brings together the most powerful and resonant poems of Carolyne Wright's books and chapbooks to date. About the range of Wright's work, poet David Axelrod has written, The language of Carolyne Wright's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

A Field of Foundlings Poems by Iryna Starovoyt A Field of Foundlings Poems

Presented in a dual-language format, A Field of Foundlings is the first in Lost Horse Press's series of Ukrainian poetry in translation. Starovoyt's poetry investigates the curse and virtue of forgetting, the suppressed generational memory of the twentieth century, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

The Open Hand by David Axelrod The Open Hand

The poems in The Open Hand journey across the upper Rhine and Alps to contemporary West Jerusalem and far northern Europe, asking, Where does the joy come from? Whether addressing the accusation of a libelous chain of causation in medieval...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Votives Selected Poems of Kuno Raeber: From the Literary Remains by Kuno Raeber Votives Selected Poems of Kuno Raeber: From the Literary Remains

Chosen from among Kuno Raeber's extensive literary remains and arranged thematically, these poems plumb the depths of his spiritual and cultural heritage emanating from ancient worlds, by means of exact descriptions of everyday life that open up into imaginary landscapes....
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

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

Other books in this genre

One Thousand Nights and Counting by Glyn Maxwell One Thousand Nights and Counting

This book selects from twenty years of Glyn Maxwell's poetry, and provides a concise introduction to one of the most imaginatively gifted poets of the age. Maxwell's is perhaps the most immediately recognizable voice in British poetry: wry, wise, compellingly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017

A Preface to Shelley by P. Hodgart A Preface to Shelley

This volume discusses the life and work of Percy Bysshe Shelley in the social and political context of the world and time in which he lived.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/07/2017

A Preface to Ezra Pound by Peter Wilson A Preface to Ezra Pound

Provides an introduction to the life and works of Ezra Pound, a major modernist poet, theorist and literary critic. Throughout his life Pound was regarded by many to be a contentious and controversial figure, and since his death in 1972,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/07/2017

A Preface to T S Eliot by Ron Tamplin A Preface to T S Eliot

T. S. Eliot is arguably the most influential poet of the 20th century, and The Waste Land one of its most significant poems. This introduction to the life and works of T.S. Eliot sets his writing clearly in the context...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/07/2017

The Freedom Factory by Ksenia Buksha The Freedom Factory

The Freedom Factory tells the story of a real military factory in Saint Petersburg, recounted in the form of monologues collected from its anonymized workers, managers, and engineers. The Freedom Factory is not exactly realism: it combines poetry and documentary...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/07/2017

The Knight in the Panther Skin Translated by Lyn Coffin by Shota Rustaveli The Knight in the Panther Skin Translated by Lyn Coffin


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2017

Wisps of Memory by Cynthia Edith Marshall Wisps of Memory

Cynthia Edith Marshall 1922 - 2006 My sister wrote poetry all her life starting with love poems in her 20s, the Cumbrian Hills and countryside in her 30s, humorous ones as a partner running a family Guest House in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

A Silver Lining: A Collection of Poetry by Sarah Louise Persson A Silver Lining: A Collection of Poetry

Thoughtful poetic insights into the life of a sensitive child, woman and mother. The prose shares memories of her sometimes difficult childhood and the emotional issues she grappled with in adulthood as a result.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

A World In A Crystal Tear by Charlie Nelson A World In A Crystal Tear

A World in a Crystal Tear is a book of poetry, line drawings and photography celebrating Melbourne, the world and man's place in it.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

Poems for the Young and Young at Heart by Heather Ellis Poems for the Young and Young at Heart


Format: Paperback - Released: 29/06/2017

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