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"Sounds Good" offers a collection of 101 poems, chosen to illustrate the function of sound in poetry. Christopher Reid provides brief notes, approaching the poems from different and sometimes surprising angles, with the purpose of illuminating the processes that have given them their vitality. "Sounds Good" can be enjoyed sim... read more

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Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), the Middle Eastern-born poet and artist, acquired cult status in the 1960s as the author of a mystical illustrated psalter called "The Prophet", which has sold more than 9 million copies in America since its initial publication in 1923. It has never been out of print and has been translated into ove... read more

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'Beautiful and moving poetry for the real world' Jeanette Winterson, Guardian 'Wonderful ...a poet alert to every sound and shape of language' Sunday Telegraph The Bees is Carol Ann Duffy's first collection of poems as Poet Laureate. In it she uses her full poetic range: there are drinking songs, love poems, poems of politica... read more

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This beautiful new edition of "Poems on the Underground" is published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Underground in 2013. Here 230 poems old and new, romantic, comic and sublime explore such diverse topics as love, London, exile, families, dreams, war, music and the seasons, and feature poets from Sappho to Carol A... read more

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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 become hugely influential for writers and artists of all kinds. This book also contains the ... 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. Contemplating subjects from painting, France and family to Daleks and of course potatoes, these pi... read more

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Robert Pinsky, distinguished poet and man of letters, selects the top 100 poems from twenty-five years of "The Best American Poetry""The Best American Poetry" is the most prestigious poetry publication in the United States and has been so almost from its inception in 1988. Hotly debated, keenly monitored, ardently advocated (... read more

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In her prize-winning fourth collection, Mean Time, Carol Ann Duffy dramatizes scenes from childhood, adolescence and adulthood, finding moments of grace or consolation in memory, love and language amid the complexities of life. These are powerful poems of loss, betrayal and desire.

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Edited this year by beloved and inventive poet Denise Duhamel, the foremost annual anthology of contemporary American poetry returns.Over the last twenty-five years, the "Best American Poetry" series has become a mainstay in the poetry world and beyond. An eagerly awaited yearly event, it is an essential guide to contemporary... read more

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The Gorgeous Nothingss - the first full-colour facsimile edition of Emily Dickinson's manuscripts ever to appear - is a deluxe edition of her late writings, presenting this crucially important, experimental late work exactly as she wrote it on scraps of envelopes. A never-before-possible glimpse into the process of one of our... read more

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Author: Paul Celan
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 Poetry

Series:Karen & Michael Braziller Books

Paul Celan is the preeminent poet of the Holocaust. His chilling, haunted verse, evocative and agonizingly spare, is among the essential writing of the modern age. Paul Celan: 70 Poems is a portable selection of some of his most essential work, translated by Michael Hamburger (1924-2007), who for more than thirty years has pr... read more

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Author: Lyn Hejinian
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 Poetry

Series:Wesleyan Poetry

Lyn Hejinian is among the most prominent of contemporary American poets. Her poem My Life has garnered accolades and fans inside and outside academia. First published in 1980, and revised in 1987 and 2002, My Life is now firmly established in the postmodern canon. This Wesleyan edition includes the 45-part prose poem sequence... read more

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Author: Sylvia Plath
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 Poetry

Ariel (1965) contains many of Sylvia Plath's best known poems written in an extraordinary burst of creativity just before her death in 1963. The first of four collections to be published by Faber & Faber, it is the volume on which her reputation as one of the most original, daring and gifted poets of the twentieth century... read more

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The first collected and annotated edition of Carroll's brilliant, witty poems, edited by Gillian Beer. 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves / Did gyre and gimble in the wabe...' wrote Lewis Carroll in his wonderfully playful poem of nonsense verse, 'Jabberwocky'. This new edition collects together the marvellous range of Carro... read more

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The Great War of 1914-18 and the Second World War of 1939-45, told in the words of some of the most immediate and moving poetry in the language - a tribute to the triumph of the human spirit over the desolation and waste of war. This collection includes many of the most famous works by the leading war poets, but also lesser-k... read more

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Sylvia Plath was one of the defining voices of twentieth-century poetry, and one of the most appealing: few other poets have introduced as many new readers to poetry. Though she published just one collection in her lifetime, The Colossus, and a novel, "The Bell Jar", it was following her death in 1963 that her work began to g... read more

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Unrivalled for its range and intensity, the poetry of the First World War continues to have a powerful effect on readers. This anthology reflects the diversity of voices it contains, and the themes cover the different experiences of war, not just for the soldiers but for those left behind as well. Including famous verses from... 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 history, through to digital technology.
The book includes a thief who plays a mu... read more

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In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their selection of verses and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their introductions, the selectors offer a passionate and accessible introductio... read more

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