This collector's edition of Gray's 'Elegy' reproduces the exquisite wood engravings made by Agnes Miller Parker in 1938. Commemorating the 250th anniversary of the poet's death, this edition will not only bring new readers to the 'Elegy' but will also appeal to those already familiar with its riches.
Written between 1387 and 1400 as a series of stories told by a group of thirty people who travel as pilgrims to Canterbury, 'The Canterbury Tales' offers romance, farce, philosophy, religion and satire in a ribald reflection of humankind. This offers a specially written introduction to contextualise the book.
Hannah Lowe taught for a decade in an inner-city London sixth form. At the heart of this book of compassionate and energetic sonnets are 'The Kids', her students, the teenagers she nurtured. But the poems go further, meeting her own child self as she comes of age in the riotous 80s and 90s, later bearing witness to her small son's experience.
The Bloodaxe edition of Bunting's Complete Poems is a reissue of The Complete Poems (Oxford University Press, 1994). Bloodaxe later sublicensed a critical edition of Bunting's complete poetry, The Poems, edited by Don Share (2016), to Faber & Faber, which includes three poems not included in the Bloodaxe edition, which is otherwise complete.
Basil Bunting is one of the most important British poets of the 20th century. This title includes a CD with an audio recording Bunting made of "Briggflatts" in 1967 and a DVD of Peter Bell's 1982 film portrait of Bunting.
Basil Bunting's work was published haphazardly throughout most of his life, and in many cases he did not oversee publication. He also examines Bunting's use of sources (including Persian literature and classical mythology), and explores the Northumbrian roots of Bunting's poetic vocabulary and use of dialect.
An edition of one of the twentieth century's finest narrative poems about the English countryside. Offering a poetic response to the First World War, it talks about a fox-hunt, English countryside and community. It also includes an introduction setting the poem in its historical context and detailed notes.
Embarking on the long road to recovery, Michael was soon ready to start writing about his near-death experience.
Combining stunning new prose poems by one of Britain's best loved poets and the moving coronavirus diaries of his nurses, doctors and wife Emma-Louise Williams, this is a beautiful book about love, life and the NHS.
In this volume of typographical (or "concrete") poems, Alan Riddell weaves words and the very letters they're made of into shapes and patterns that heighten or, in some cases, completely undermine the professed message of the pieces.
This is a complete collection of the poetry of Christina Rossetti, whose work ranges from poems of fantasy and verses for the young, to ballads - "Goblin Market" - love lyrics, sonnets and religious poetry.
This work comprises a collection of the poetic works of 19th century poet Christina Rossetti. Rossetti's inner life dominates her poetry, exploring the themes of loss and unattainable hope across subjects ranging from love to the divine.
Jackie Kay tells the story of a black girl's adoption by a white Scottish couple, from three different viewpoints: the mother, the birth mother, and the daughter. Winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.
Features a poem in five books, of circular narrative design, titled with the Greek name for Homer, this book charts two currents of history: the visible history charted in events - the tribal losses of the American Indian, the tragedy of African enslavement - and unwritten epic fashioned from the suffering of the individual in exile.
Focusing on the conflict between man and nature, this book, in each of its three distinct parts, gives centre stage to a different character from a different century - the last being W G Sebald himself.
How else do we return to ourselves but to fold
The page so it points to the good part
In this deeply intimate second poetry collection, Ocean Vuong searches for life among the aftershocks of his mother's death, embodying the paradox of sitting within grief while being determined to survive beyond it.
In this raw and moving debut chapbook, Maeve McKenna dives into the multitudes of womanhood: a mother, unmothered; a lover, alone; a child, now aged. She flings the cover off pain that would otherwise remain hidden and unspoken, exposing the most intimate parts of herself. In doing so, she invites the reader to embrace their own vulnerabilities.
Warriors won the Aryamati poetry prize in 2021.
The pamphlet spans a thirty-year history, against the shadow of the Sri Lankan civil war, told from the voices of first and second generation British Tamils. We are privy to a poetic sensibility that seamlessly interweaves themes of migration and conflict with empathy and a deftness of touch.
Written during the three years Matt Broomfield spent living and working in the autonomous, Kurdish-led region of Syria known as Rojava, these poems paint a unique picture of the revolution there, from Broomfield's own place in the revolution as an 'internationalist' volunteer, to the future of the region in the face of war.