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A phenomenonally precocious schoolboy, Rimbaud was still a teenager when he became notorious as Europe's most shocking and exhilarating poet. During his brief five-year reign as the enfant terrible of French literature he produced an extraordinary body of poems that range from the exquisite to the obscene, while simultaneousl... read more

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Author: Christina Rossetti
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Series:Inspirational S.

Christina Rossetti''s first book, Goblin Market and Other Poems, was first published in 1862. Her work ranged from fantasy and verse for the young to religious poetry. This poem about death aims to offer comfort to those coping with bereavement.'

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A celebration of fathers and fatherhood, this one-of-a-kind anthology features the richly varied voices of daughters and sons, and of fathers and grandfathers themselves. From eleventh-century Chinese poet Su Tung-p'o's witty " On the Birth of His Son" to Dylan Thomas's poignant " Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night, " fro... 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Morning in the Bowl of Night Has flung the Stone that put the Stars to Flight: And Lo! the Hunter... read more

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This Selected Poems contains poetry chosen by Carol Ann Duffy from her first four acclaimed volumes, Standing Female Nude, Selling Manhattan, The Other Country and Mean Time (winner of the Whitbread Poetry Award), as well as six poems from the later The World's Wife. 'In the world of British poetry, Carol Ann Duffy is a s... read more

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Beloved for his fanciful and engrossing children

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Includes black and white line drawings. Pam Ayres is one of our most widely-adored poets throughout the world and is nothing less than a national treasure. Her work is popular with fans of all ages, and her wry observations on the peculiarities of modern life will raise a smile from even the most hardened cynic. This new coll... read more

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This is a mini-anthology of Rilke's poetry and prose for both aficionados and newcomers. Combining great passion and gentle care, the poems on love presented here are often not only sensual but explicitly sexual as well. Others reflect perennial themes in Rilke's work - death and life, growth and transformation. The book conc... read more

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Sassoon's fame as a novelist and autobiographer, and the success of his posthumously published "Diaries," have somewhat obscured his achievement as a poet. Apart from the famous "War Poems" of 1919, which firmly established his reputation, he published eight volumes of verse during his lifetime. This collected edition represe... read more

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Andrew Motion's new collection (his first since Public Property in 2002) offers a ground-breaking variety of lyrics, love poems and elegies, in which private domains of feeling infer other lives and a shared humanity - exploring how people cope with threats to and in the world around them, as soldiers, lovers, artists, writer... read more

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"Songs of Innocence and of Experience "are Blake's most familiar poems. A few examples, such as "The Tyger" and "The Chimney Sweeper," frequently appear in anthologies of English literature, in which the poems are often printed without Blake's evocative engravings. But Blake made collections of his "Songs, "first the "Innocen... read more

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Life brings times of pain, loss, and sadness as well as its high points. No one can escape that truth. And it can be hard to share your pain with others when the words for such raw emotions seem impossible to express. When you're deep into the blues, and your world feels dark, find a quiet place, open the pages of this beauti... read more

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An Anthology of the Best Poets and Poetry Since 1900

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In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to the most important poets in our lit... read more

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