Poetry

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  • A Third Colour

    £8.00

    A Third Colour

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  • American Poetry

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    American Poetry

    American poetry is a vast and perplexing literature, valuing tradition as much as novelty. Some have claimed that America needs a poetry equal to the country’s distinctiveness. Others point out that American poetry welcomes techniques, styles and traditions that originate from far beyond its borders. In this introduction to American poetry, David Caplan pays close attention to American poets’ verse forms, meters and styles. Examples range from Anne Bradstreet to the poets of the Black Lives Matter movement.

    SKU: 9780190640194 Category: Tags: ,
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  • An Aviary of Small Birds

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    An Aviary of Small Birds

    This debut collection of elegies addresses the author’s baby son who died in childbirth.

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  • Another Night Before Christmas

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    Another Night Before Christmas

    Carol Ann Duffy’s twenty-first-century reworking of this Victorian Christmas classic is filled with her characteristic warmth, wit and imagination. Illustrated by the sophisticated, romantic and truly original Rob Ryan, it’s the perfect gift this Christmas.

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  • Beowulf

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    Beowulf

    ‘Beowulf’, composed between the 7th and 12the century, is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel, and, later, from Grendel’s mother. Here, the poem can be read in conjunction with the translation on facing pages.

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    £12.99
  • Charlotte Mew

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    Charlotte Mew

    The British poet Charlotte Mew – whose 150th anniversary falls in 2019 – was regarded as one of the best poets of her age by fellow writers. She has since been neglected, but her star is beginning to rise again. This is a comprehensive biography, from cradle to grave, and it is written by Faber poet Julia Copus, who recently unveiled a blue plaque on Mew’s childhood house in Doughty Street. Mew was a curious mix of New Woman and stalwart Victorian. Her poems speak to us strongly today, in these strangely mixed times of exposure and seclusion: they reveal the private agony of an isolated being who was forced to keep secret the tragedies of her personal life while being at the same time propelled by her work into the public arena.

    £25.00
  • Findings

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    Findings

    Whether Kathleen Jamie is following the call of a peregrine in the hills above her home in Fife, sailing into a dark winter solstice on the Orkney islands, or pacing around the carcass of a whale on a rain-swept Hebridean beach she creates a subtle and modern narrative.

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  • Goblin Market

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    Goblin Market

    A fully illustrated volume of the classic Christina Rossetti poem, Goblin Market, which resonates still today, and is the most beautiful book for any poetry lover. 

    £12.99
  • Great Goddesses

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    Great Goddesses

    Empowering life lessons from myths and monsters. Encounter rebel goddesses, stories of complex love and the mythical might of women as Nikita Gill takes readers on a magical journey of empowerment. Inspired by ancient Greek mythology, discover the power and glory of the greatest goddesses. From the potent venom of Medusa and transformative sorcery of Circe to the rising up of Athena over Olympus, these are the mothers, warriors, creators, survivors and destroyers that shook the world. Accompanied by beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, Nikita’s poems and stories weave old and forgotten tales of might, fury and love into something new – a timely feminist inspiration for modern women.

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  • Home Body

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    Home Body

    A revised hardcover edition of the Number One Sunday Times bestseller home body by rupi kaur, author of the Number One Sunday Times bestsellers milk and honey and the sun and her flowers. Rupi’s long-awaited hardcover edition debuts exclusive poems and is beautifully clothbound and foil stamped.

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  • James Tate

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    James Tate

    Tate’s poems are about the world we inhabit, our wrecked, vexed love for it. Existence is at times absurd but properly observed and considered that absurdity reveals, often with laughter, the something else by which we live.

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  • Jungle-Nama

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    Jungle-Nama

    Thousands of islands rise from the rivers’ rich silts, crowned with forests of mangrove, rising on stilts. This is the Sundarban, where great rivers give birth; to a vast jungle that joins Ocean and Earth. ‘Jungle Nama’ is a beautifully illustrated verse adaptation of a legend from the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest. It tells the story of the avaricious rich merchant Dhona, the poor lad Dukhey, and his mother; it is also the story of Dokkhin Rai, a mighty spirit who appears to humans as a tiger, of Bon Bibi, the benign goddess of the forest, and her warrior brother Shah Jongoli. ‘Jungle Nama’ is the story of an ancient legend with urgent relevance to today’s climate crisis. Its themes of limiting greed, and of preserving the balance between the needs of humans and nature have never been more timely.

    £12.99
  • Magnetic Field

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    Magnetic Field

    This is a collection of Marsden poems from Simon Armitage.

    SKU: 9780571361441 Category: Tags: ,
    £14.99
  • Many Different Kinds of Love

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    Many Different Kinds of Love

    In March 2020, Michael Rosen became unwell. Soon he was struggling to breathe, and he was admitted to hospital with coronavirus. What followed was months on the wards: a month in an induced coma, and weeks of rehab and recovery as the NHS saved his life, and then got him back on his feet. Throughout it all, a notebook lay at the end of Michael’s bed, where his nurses wrote him letters of hope and support. And as soon as he was awake, he was ready to start writing his own story. Combining stunning new prose poems by one of Britain’s best loved poets and the moving coronavirus diaries of his nurses, and featuring original illustrations by Chris Riddell, this is a beautiful book about love, life and the NHS that celebrates the power of community and the indomitable spirits of the people who keep us well.

    SKU: 9781529109450 Category: Tags: , ,
    £14.99
  • New Wings

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    New Wings

    Contains poems which focuses on many different kinds of beginnings. The poems are about living through and coming to terms with changes – sometimes momentous or traumatic – and moving on into the future.

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  • Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs

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    Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs

    T.S. Eliot’s best-selling collection of practical cat poems has been one of the most successful poetry collections in the world. Now, for the first time, a companion volume is published. Originally conceived by Eliot himself, the poems in ‘Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dog’ are as witty and varied as the feline originals.

    SKU: 9780571334100 Category: Tags: ,
    £14.99