'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
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
From one of the most brilliant and widely read of all American poets, a generous selection of lyrics, dramatic monologues, and narrative poems--all of them steeped in the wayward and isolated beauty of Frost's native New England. Includes his classics ... read more
A critically acclaimed, Booker-longlisted novel that is reminiscent of Pat Barker
A collection of terrifyingly wicked fairytales and poems from The Times' Talent to Watch, Laura Dockrill Immerse yourself in the magical world of Laura Dockrill; a land where all is not as it seems. Between the covers of this book lie worlds you'll n... read more
A verse translation of the first great narrative poem in the English language that captures the feeling and tone of the original.
Now in paperback, this is the definitive collection of America's bestselling poet Rumi's finest poems of love and lovers. In Coleman Barks' delightful and wise renderings, these poems will open your heart and soul to... read more
"Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon" features nearly 50 of Neruda's poems and brings them to life for a whole new generation of readers. Unlike most other anthologies of his work, this edition is bilingua... read more
I saw a tramp last night the way the old dog walked with dotted, tired fur down nobody's alley being nobody's dog ...past the empty vodka bottles past the peanut butter jars, with wires full of electricity and the birds asleep some... read more
'By definition, all living poets are excluded from this book. Myself seventy-nine years of age, I grieve still for many of these poets who were my friends. But knowledge, not pathos, is my purpose in gathering this antholo... read more
The Angel on the Roof, Banks offers readers an astonishing collection of thirty years of short fiction. As in all of Banks' work, these stories resonate with irony and compassion, honesty and insight, extending into the vast territory of th... read more
This comprehensive and authoritative edition of Robert Frost's poetry brings together the full contents of all eleven of Frost's books of verse - from A Boy's Will to In the Clearing. This handsome volume, comprising more than 350 poem... read more
Modern poetry is often represented as difficult or remote from most people's experience. This is a passionate attempt to introduce and examine all aspects of contemporary poetry and make it a familiar part of our lives. First published 2002.
Only one person in the village is not a supporter of fox-hunting, Dorothy Lupus, wife of the master himself. When her husband dies, Dorothy banishes the hounds and their hound music forever and goes away to North Africa for her health. But in her absence, her children begin to hunt again.
|Author:||Samuel Taylor Coleridge & Mervyn Peake (ill.)|
Coleridge's celebrated poem was written at the suggestion of William Wordsworth in the early days of their friendship, and published for the first time in 1798. It is the story of a nightmare voyage to the South Pole told by the so... read more
SELECTED AND INTRODUCED BY PATTI SMITH. William Blake is one of Britain's most fascinating writers, who, as well as being a groundbreaking poet, is also well known as a painter, engraver, radical and mystic. Although Blake wa... read more
Penelope has been waiting for her husband Odysseus to return from Troy for many years. Little does she know that his path back to her has been blocked by astonishing and terrifying trials. Will he overcome the hideous monsters, beautiful witches a... read more
'And when Love speaks, the voice of all the gods Makes heaven drowsy with harmony' "Love's Labour's Lost," William Shakespeare. "When Love Speaks" brings together the greatest writing on love... read more
In these extraordinary poems, using multiple viewpoints - from Darwin himself, to his beloved wife Emma, and even, at one point, the orangutang at London Zoo - Ruth Padel illuminates the development of Darwin's thought, the drama of the di... read more
'Paterson is Whitman's America, grown pathetic and tragic, brutalized by inequality, disorganized by industrial chaos, and faced with annihilation. No poet has written of it with such a combination of brilliance, sympathy, and experience, with such alertness and energy.' - Robert Lowell