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Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard (Collector's Edition)

Hardback, 29/10/2021, £16.99
£15.29
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.

Ephemeron

Paperback, 10/02/2022, £12.00
£10.80

All the Flowers Kneeling

Paperback, 08/02/2022, £12.99
£11.69

Christmas Garland: Ten Evergreen Poems

Paperback, 18/09/2017, £5.95
£5.36

Holly and Ivy

Paperback, 09/10/2017, £5.95
£5.36

Canterbury Tales

Hardback, 15/10/2019, £20.00
£18.00
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.

Stars With Flaming Tails: Poems

Paperback, 07/01/2021, £7.99
£7.19
Poems to make you laugh, get you thinking and fill you with wonder - from one of the best-loved poets writing today.

The Kids

Paperback, 16/09/2021, £10.99
£9.89
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.

Eat Or We Both Starve

Paperback, 25/03/2021, £10.99
£9.89
A daring first collection from an exciting young Irish poet, tackling how to live with the past and not be consumed by it.

Almanac: Twelve Poems for 2022

Paperback, 12/11/2021, £5.95
£5.36

Complete Poems

Paperback, 21/01/2000, £12.99
£11.69
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.

Briggflatts

Paperback, 16/06/2009, £12.00
£10.80
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.

The Poems of Basil Bunting

Paperback, 21/10/2021, £25.00
£22.50
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.

Empty Nest: Poems for Families

Paperback, 17/02/2022, £9.99
£8.99
A stunning anthology of poems edited by Carol Ann Duffy on that special bond between parent and child through life, featuring some of our most beloved poets.

Reynard the Fox

Paperback, 20/12/2008, £12.95
£11.66
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.

Refractive Africa: Ballet of the Forgotten

Paperback, 06/01/2022, £10.99
£9.89
A career-defining collection from one of America's most significant poets, never before published in the UK.

Dante's Divine Trilogy

Paperback, 03/02/2022, £14.99
£13.49
Alasdair Gray's remarkable retelling of Dante's Divine Comedy; this edition brings Gray's Hell, Purgatory and Paradise together into a single edition for the first time

Vinegar Hill

Paperback, 31/03/2022, £12.99
£11.69
From the bestselling author of Brooklyn, Colm Toibin's first collection of poetry explores travel, sexuality, religion and family.

Mental Fight

Paperback, 03/03/2022, £9.99
£8.99
An epic poem touching on issues of racism, intolerance and environmental destructions.

Wild

Paperback, 03/03/2022, £9.99
£8.99
These poems range across a wide variety of subjects, from the autobiographical to the philosophical, from war to love, from nature to the difficulty of truly seeing.

A Fire in My Head

Paperback, 03/03/2022, £7.99
£7.19
A collection of new and recently completed poems by Ben Okri covering topics of the day, such as the refugee crisis, racism, Obama, the Grenfell Tower fire, and the Corona outbreak.

Many Different Kinds of Love: A story of life, death and the NHS

Paperback, 31/03/2022, £9.99
£8.99
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.

Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Hardback, 15/03/2022, £14.99
£13.49
Share in Dickinson's admiration of language, nature, and life and death, with The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson.

Selah - Encounters

Paperback, 31/01/2022, £7.99
£7.19

Along Heroic Lines

Hardback, 22/04/2021, £20.00
£18.00
A selection of new and revised essays from eminent scholar and critic Professor Christopher Ricks.

Eating Fire: Selected Poetry 1965-1995

Paperback, 28/01/2010, £9.99
£8.99
* EATING FIRE - Margaret Atwood's poetry - reissued with a stunning new jacket along with other titles from Margaret Atwood's backlist

Dearly: Poems

Paperback, 17/03/2022, £9.99
£8.99

Frolic and Detour

Paperback, 21/04/2022, £10.99
£9.89

Honorifics

Paperback, 24/06/2021, £9.99
£8.99

Like a Tree, Walking

Paperback, 25/11/2021, £11.99
£10.79
The fourth Carcanet collection from Trinidadian, Forward Prize-winning poet Vahni Capildeo.

Eclipse - Concrete Poems

Paperback, 29/08/2019, £8.99
£8.09
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.

Chaucer's Pilgrims

Paperback, 14/02/2022, £9.95
£8.96

The Stone Age

Paperback, 18/03/2021, £10.99
£9.89
A lyrical and dramatic collection of poems centered around Shetland from the winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize.

100 Poems

Paperback, 07/04/2022, £9.99
£8.99
Seamus Heaney had the idea to form a personal selection from across the entire arc of his poetry, small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers.

Antiemetic for Homesickness

Paperback, 23/07/2020, £10.00
£9.00

Complete Poems

Paperback, 26/07/2001, £18.99
£17.09
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.

Selected Poems of Christina Rossetti

Paperback, 05/02/1995, £4.99
£4.49
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.

Feather, Leaf, Bark & Stone

Hardback, 23/06/2022, £20.00
£18.00

The Adoption Papers

Paperback, 24/10/1991, £10.99
£9.89
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.

Omeros

Paperback, 03/01/1998, £17.99
£16.19
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.

The Waste Land Facsimile

Paperback, 28/04/2022, £25.00
£22.50
First ever full-colour edition of The Waste Land to mark the 50th Anniversary edition of the revolutionary poem by T. S. Eliot.

After Nature

Paperback, 26/06/2003, £8.99
£8.09
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.

You Took the Last Bus Home: The Poems of Brian Bilston

Paperback, 16/11/2017, £8.99
£8.09
You Took the Last Bus Home is the first and long-awaited collection of ingeniously hilarious and surprisingly touching poems from Brian Bilston, the mysterious `Poet Laureate of Twitter'.

Time is a Mother

Hardback, 07/04/2022, £14.99
£13.49
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.

A Dedication to Drowning

Paperback, 18/02/2022, £6.99
£6.29
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

Paperback, 20/05/2022, £6.99
£6.29
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.

brave little sternums

Paperback, 08/07/2022, £9.99
£8.99
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.
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