Poetry, like music, has the power to touch us on levels that prose sometimes can’t. Take a seat and be inspired by some wonderful wordsmiths. Find out more about National Poetry Day - 8 Oct 2015.
This Month's Featured Books
Undying A Love Story
How can you say goodbye to the love of your life? In Undying Michel Faber honours the memory of his wife, who died after a six-year battle with cancer. Bright, tragic, candid and true, these poems are an exceptional chronicle...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/07/2016
Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2015. In 40 Sonnets Paterson returns to some of his central themes - contradiction and strangeness, tension and transformation, the dream world, and the divided self - in some of the most powerful and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2015
Poems on the Underground
After nearly thirty years and almost 500 poems, Poems on the Underground has become a familiar and welcome sight on London's Tube, paying tribute to the magnificent tradition of English poetry, and to those who have contributed to its richness...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
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