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At the start of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a series of letters to a young officer cadet, advising him on writing, love, sex, suffering and the nature of advice itself; these profound and lyrical letters have since bec... read more

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This is a brand new collection from one of Britain's best-loved poets. This all-new volume by the inimitable poet, comedian and performer John Hegley brings together poetry, prose and drawings on the themes closest to his heart. Contemplati... read more

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A fearless and uproarious litany of contentions and revelations on poetry and the poetic mind, continuing the charge against the sacred in contemporary poetry. "Poemland "alternates brilliantly between the deadpan, the spectacular, and the outrageou... read more

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Rachel O'Neill's debut collection, One Human in Height, is a book of exuberant and at times irreverent prose poems that fuse remembered experience, family life, and relationships with broader human legacies, from popular culture, and social ... read more

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Contains a Latin American poet's individualistic verse, rooted in the physical landscape and people of Chile. This title includes songs of love, tender odes to the sea, melancholy lyrics of heartache, fiery political statements and a frank celebration of sex.

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Larkin's final collection of poems shows, as does all his best work, his ability to adapt contemporary speech rhythms and everyday vocabulary to subtle metrical patterns and poetic forms. Many of the poems in the collection, which includes some o... read more

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Charming set of English poetry from the Romantic period includes: Byron's Selected Poems, Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Ode to the West Wind and Other Poems by Shelley, Wordsworth's Favorite Poems, and Lyric Poems by Keats.

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Perhaps most famous for UNDER MILK WOOD and his poems 'Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night' and 'Death Shall have no Dominion', Dylan Thomas was a hugely colourful and iconic poet, whose work was greatly admired by contemporar... read more

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Edward FitzGerald's much-loved, often-quoted, bestselling 1859 translation of the RUBAIYAT, with Attar's charming narrative poem, BIRD PARLIAMENT. Also featuring an extensive new introduction with notes and chronology. Awake! for Morn... read more

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Autobiography of a Marguerite is an innovative autobiography about illness, family dysfunction, and identity, and how they can shape one another. The narrator struggles with the effects of her auto-immune illness, and struggles to ... read more

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This is a wonderful anthology of wedding poems, filled with surprising, curious, unorthodox and charming poems about love and the public commitment to love. For the many thousands of readers who have been delighted by Laura Barber's ... read more

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When times are tough - whether because of illness, bereavement or receiving bad news - it can be hard to find the right words. Help comes in the form of this beautifully packaged gift book, comprising 100 life-affirming poems handpick... read more

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Perhaps one of the most popular of Stevenson's works, A Child's Garden of Verses, first published in 1885, is regarded universally as an outstanding example of the greatest recollections of childhood in verse. We are delighted to announ... read more

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Author: Carolyne Larrington
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 Poetry

Series:Oxford World's Classics

'She sees, coming up a second time, Earth from the ocean, eternally green; the waterfalls plunge, an eagle soars above them, over the mountain hunting fish.' After the terrible conflagration of Ragnarok, the earth rises serenely again from the ... read more

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Poets like to elude their public, lead them a bit of a dance. They take them down untrodden paths, land them in unknown country where they have to ask for directions.Alan Bennett's selection of English verse by h... read more

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A stunning volume of epic breadth which connects the lives and works of over 300 English-language poets of the last 700 years. LIVES OF THE POETS traverses the landscapes of biography, form, cultural pressures and im... read more

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Poetry by Heart - based on the hugely successful nationwide schools competition, 200 magical poems to learn by heart. "The poems we learn stay with us for the rest of our lives. They become personal and invaluable, an... read more

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An exquisite collection of love poems in a striking gift book format--published just in time for Valentine's Day. Haiku is celebrated as a concise form of poetry able to convey a singular moment with gre... read more

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Love and poetry just naturally go together--and this collection celebrates romance in its many facets, from first blush to the comedy of lust to profound loss. It includes ancient favorites like the Song of Solomon; recent masterpieces by ... read more

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