The Picador Book of Wedding Poems
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A romantic collection of poems perfect for popping the question, making a public speech or privately declaring your intentions. The Picador Book of Wedding Poems is not just a pocket-sized Cyrano de Bergerac for the romantically tongue-tied: it is a veritable dictionary of all the ways in which love can be declared. If you're in the first throes of new love, need to put a relationship to the test, or have reached the point of a great affirmation or commitment, you'll find a poem here beautifully fitted to the occasion. This is an ideal book when a speech whether public or private has to be made, an instant cure for love-letter writer's block, and the perfect companion on those lonely evenings when we need our strongest emotions put into words written by the greatest poets in the language.
Peter Forbes was the editor of Poetry Review, Britain's most prestigious poetry magazine, for 16 years. He is a regular contributor to the broadsheets, including the Guardian, Independent, Daily Telegraph and Financial Times, as well as in a wide spectrum of magazines, including New Scientist, New Statesman and Country Life. In 1999 he edited Scanning the Century: The Penguin Book of Twentieth Century Poetry (Viking) and in 2002 Penguin published the paperback of his translation of Primo Levi's The Search for Roots.