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Odyssey

Hardback, 27/10/2016, £16.99
£15.29
The Odyssey tells the story of the Greek hero Odysseus' epic ten year journey home after the end of the Trojan War of the Iliad. Its epic sweep has gripped generations of readers.

Snow Approaching on the Hudson

Paperback, 04/02/2021, £10.99
£9.89
August Kleinzahler has earned admiration for his musical, precise poems that are grounded in the people, places and language among which he has lived.

Selected Poems of Thom Gunn

Paperback, 18/03/2021, £14.99
£13.49
A beautifully produced collection of Thom Gunn's classic poetry, illuminated by insightful notes.

New Selected Poems

Paperback, 04/03/2021, £18.99
£17.09
This collection provides readers with a perpetually exciting, compact edition of the revolutionary poet's most powerful work. Frederick Seidel has been hailed as 'the poet of a new contemporary form' (New York Review of Books), and 'the most frightening American poet ever' (Boston Review).

Poetry Rebellion: Poems and prose to rewild the spirit

Hardback, 04/03/2021, £12.99
£11.69
Life is the 21st century is laden with challenges from the climate emergency to extreme politics. However, in this inspired anthology of poems, voices around the world use the power of the written word to make us stand up, rebel and ignite change.

Alexa, what is there to know about love?

Hardback, 21/01/2021, £12.99
£11.69
A hilarious and moving poetry collection from bestselling poet, Costa Prize shortlisted novelist and Twitter laureate, Brian Bilston.

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude

Paperback, 07/01/2015, £13.00
£11.70
Winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, poetry category. Finalist for the 2015 National Book Award, poetry category.Finalist for the 2015 NAACP Image Awards in Poetry.

How To Wash A Heart

Paperback, 26/03/2020, £9.99
£8.99
Always at the centre of her books and performances are the experiences of the body, and, whether she is exploring racism, violence, the experiences of diaspora communities in India, England or America, what emerges is a heart-stopping, life-affirming way of telling the near impossible-to-be-told.

With These Hands

Paperback, 04/03/2021, £8.99
£8.09
'Pam Ayres is absolutely essential to British humour' Mail on Sunday 'A national treasure' Daily Express Delighting her fans for more than four decades with her mischievous wit and wry observations, this is a classic collection of poems and monologues from Pam Ayres, which takes us back to where it all began.

Buzz Words: Poems About Insects

Hardback, 04/03/2021, £12.00
£10.80
Given that insects vastly outnumber us (there are approximately 200 million insects for every human) it is no surprise that there is a rich body of verse on the creeping, scuttling, flitting, stinging things with which we share our planet.

Poems of Healing

Hardback, 04/03/2021, £12.00
£10.80
Messages of hope in the midst of pain - in such masterpieces as Adam Zagajewski's 'Try to Praise the Mutilated World', Wislawa Szymborska's 'The End and the Beginning' and Stevie Smith's 'Away, Melancholy' - make this a perfect gift for anyone on the road to healing.

Wicked Enchantment: Selected Poems

Paperback, 01/04/2021, £9.99
£8.99

A Blood Condition

Paperback, 22/04/2021, £10.00
£9.00
The moving, expansive, and dazzling second collection from award-winning poet Kayo Chingonyi A Blood Condition tells a story of inheritance - the people, places, cultures and memories that form us.

Penguin's Poems for Life

Paperback, 25/09/2008, £9.99
£8.99
Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare's idea of the 'seven ages' of a human life, this anthology brings together the poems in English. Beginning with babies, it is divided into sections on childhood, growing up, making a living and making love, family life, getting older, and approaching death, ending with poems of mourning and commemoration.

100 Best-Loved Poems

Paperback, 02/01/2000, £2.99
£2.69

The Nation's Favourite: Poems

Paperback, 19/09/1996, £9.99
£8.99
In a nationwide poll to discover Britain's favourite poem, Rudyard Kipling's 'If...' was voted number one. This unique anthology brings together the results of the poll in a collection of the nation's 100 best loved poems.

Writ on Cold Slate

Paperback, 01/02/2021, £7.99
£7.19

Yield

Paperback, 21/02/2021, £9.99
£8.99
Claire Dyer's accomplished third collection of poetry charts the journey, from a mother's perspective, of the transition of her younger child from boy to girl.

Mental Fight

Hardback, 07/01/2021, £9.99
£8.99
An epic poem touching on issues of racism, intolerance and environmental destructions.

Wild

Hardback, 07/01/2021, £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.

The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem

Hardback, 30/03/2021, £9.99
£8.99
'For there is always light If only we're brave enough to be it. If only we're brave enough to see it.' **Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller** 'I was profoundly moved...

Call us What We Carry

Hardback, 07/12/2021, £12.99
£11.69
The breakout poetry collection by presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman Including 'The Hill We Climb,' the stirring poem read at the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, this collection of the same name reveals an energizing and unforgettable new voice in poetry.

Kalevala

Paperback, 30/11/2017, £10.99
£9.89
Kalevala is the poetic name for Finland: `the land of heroes'. Ambition, lust, romance, birth and death can all be found within its pages, as well as the sampo, a mysterious talisman that brings great happiness to its possessor and over which great battles will be fought.

Papers

Paperback, 27/03/2012, £11.99
£10.79

Slug

Hardback, 13/05/2021, £14.99
£12.00
The new collection of poetry and prose from the Ted Hughes Award winning author of Nobody Told Me

Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood

Paperback, 05/03/2020, £9.99
£8.00
Winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2016

Plum

Paperback, 15/06/2017, £10.99
£8.00
A wise, rude, sharp poetry collection encompassing a life from childhood to attempted adulthood, from one of the most important poets of the new generation

Sweet Shop

Paperback, 12/01/2019, £9.99
£8.00
Amit Chaudhuri's new collection of poems makes a fresh, spiritual accommodation with the world. The poems often take their themes from sweets named and eaten, meals remembered, and matches these with meditations on culture, people, time and identity that slowly unfold as much in the mouth as in the mind.

Prince's Pen

Paperback, 10/10/2011, £8.99
£7.00

Moving Day

Paperback, 27/05/2021, £12.99
£11.69
The first collection from Jenny King, a contributor to Carcanet's New Poetries VIII anthology.

Heeding

Hardback, 17/06/2021, £12.99
£11.69
From two bestselling and award-winning writers on landscape comes a luminously illustrated meditation on our relationship with the natural world and each other through four unprecedented seasons & a global pandemic.

An Upside Down World

Paperback, 01/10/2019, £10.00
£9.00

C+nto: & Othered Poems

Paperback, 07/06/2021, £10.99
£9.89
Part-memoir, part-conjecture, Joelle Taylor investigates sexuality and gender in poetry that is lyrical, expansive, imagistic, epic and intimate.

Books and Libraries: Poems

Hardback, 07/10/2021, £12.00
£10.80
more recent luminaries include Brecht, Cavafy, Gabriela Mistral, Dylan Thomas, Iku Takenaka, Pablo Neruda, Wislawa Szymborska, Anne Stevenson, Maya Angelou, Derek Walcott, John Burnside and Ian McMillan.

Tree Line: Poems for Trees, Woods and People

Paperback, 12/06/2017, £10.00
£9.00
This Worple Press anthology is a Charter for Trees, Woods and People in verse. Poets wrote new poems in response to the 1217 Charter of the Forest, to trees or woodland of personal significance to them, or how trees have shaped our society, landscape and lives.

John Donne - The Major Works

Paperback, 13/11/2008, £9.99
£8.99
This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Donne's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by rarely published letters and extracts from Donne's sermons - to give the essence of his work and thinking.

Song of Roland and Other Poems of Charlemagne

Paperback, 17/11/2016, £8.99
£8.09
The Song of Roland offers fascinating insights into medieval ideas about heroism, manhood, religion, race, & nationhood which were foundational for modern European culture. It is the oldest known surviving major work of French literature based on the Battle of Roncevaux in 778, during the reign of Charlemagne.

Satires and Epistles

Paperback, 14/04/2011, £9.99
£8.99
Horace exposes the vices and follies of his Roman contemporaries in his Satires, and the Epistles include the famous Art of Poetry, whose advice on poetic style influenced many later writers and dramatists. John Davie's new prose translations perfectly capture the ribald style of the original.

Satires

Paperback, 12/06/2008, £8.99
£8.09

Fasti

Paperback, 11/04/2013, £9.99
£8.99
A new prose translation of Ovid's poetical calendar of the Roman year, with its various observances and festivals, recording a wealth of detail on rites and customs recorded day by day. A lively introduction explains the background to the poem, and the edition includes notes, a glossary, and an index of names.

Poems

Paperback, 30/07/2009, £8.99
£8.09
Of all the great classical love poets, Propertius is surely one of those with most immediate appeal for the twentieth-century reader. His poetry centres on a helpless infatuation for his sinister mistress, Cynthia, and it is analysed with a tormented but witty grandeur in all its changing moods - from ecstasy to suicidal despair.

Masnavi. Book Four

Paperback, 14/09/2017, £9.99
£8.99
Rumi is the greatest mystic poet to have written in Persian, and the Masnavi, written in six books, is his masterpiece. It conveys a message of divine love in entertaining stories and homilies. The focus of Book Four is with the mystical knowledge of the spiritual guide.

Selected Poems: with parallel German text

Paperback, 14/04/2011, £10.99
£9.89
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is one of the leading poets of European Modernism, whose poetry explores themes of death, love, and loss. This bilingual edition fully reflects Rilke's poetic development and includes the full text of the Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus in accurate and sensitive new translations.

Selected Poems

Paperback, 14/03/2013, £9.99
£8.99
Rochester's scandalous reputation belies the variety and sophistication of his love poems and satires. This new, modern-spelling edition is the most textually up to date, based not on the unreliable printed editions but on the most authoritative manuscripts. It includes a valuable introduction, helpful notes, and an index of manuscripts.

Masnavi, Book Three

Paperback, 14/11/2013, £9.99
£8.99
Rumi is the greatest mystic poet to have written in Persian, and the Masnavi, written in six books, is his masterpiece. It conveys a message of divine love in entertaining stories and homilies. The focus of Book Three is on epistemology; this is the first ever verse translation, and the first translation of any kind for over 80 years.

Elegies of Chu

Paperback, 00/02/2022, £12.99
£11.69
This anthology, Elegies of Chu, will provide readers with an understanding of Chinese literature, examining its evolution from free-spirited, mythico-religious songs to the more formal, polished style of the Han court.

Major Works

Paperback, 26/02/2009, £12.99
£11.69
A major new edition, freshly edited in many cases from manuscripts, of Shelley's poetry and prose. It contains the longer poems from Queen Mab to The Triumph of Life, including generous selections from Laon and Cythna, a wide range of his shorter poems, and much of his major prose, including A Defence of Poetry.
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