Most popular Poetry anthologies (various poets) books
The most popular Poetry anthologies (various poets) books currently available. Updated weekly.
Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, The Dream of the Rood, The Wanderer, and The Seafarer are among the greatest surviving Anglo-Saxon poems. They, and many other treasures, are included in The Anglo-Saxon World: chronicles, laws and letters, charters and charms, and above all superb poems. Here is a word picture of a people who came to these islands as pagans and yet within two hundred years had become Christians, to such effect that England was the centre of missionary endeavour and, for a time, the heart of European civilization., Kevin Crossley-Holland places poems and prose in context with his skilful interpretation of the Anglo-Saxon world; his translations have been widely acclaimed, and of Beowulf the poet Charles Causley has written, 'the poem has at last found its translator'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
A gorgeous, heart-warming anthology of poems about love and romance selected and illustrated by Chris Riddell.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary, the official national poetry day collection. Tell Me the Truth about Life is an indispensable anthology which invites us all to contemplate the power poetry has to capture our unspoken truths.
A moving selection of some of the finest poetry to come out of the Great War.
Award-winning writer Nikesh Shukla gathers twenty British Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic writers and artists to reflect on race, immigration and being 'other' in Great Britain.
A collection of Scotland's favourite poems.
These lovely poetry pamphlets make perfect presents - unusual, beautiful, worthwhile and definitely not for throwing away.<br /><br />They come with an envelope and bookmark left blank for your message. Interesting and enjoyable to read they make an excellent introduction to the work of contemporary and historic poets.<br /><br />Cats have provided writers and artists with inspiration for as long as they have been winding themselves purring round their owners' legs and fixing them with their big, green eyes. The poems in this pamphlet are evidence of some wonderful cats and their amusing and endearing ways, from Thom Gunn's kittens galloping like a re-enactment of Ben Hur along the corridor, to Jen Hadfield's cat asking to be let in at the kitchen door...then out again... . It goes without saying that this pamphlet is best enjoyed with a cat on your lap.<br /><br />'Puss with delight beyond expression,<br /><br />Surveyed the scene and took possession.' <br /><br />from 'The Retired Cat' by William Cowper (1731 - 1800)Made in Britain.
Introduced by Sarah Perry, the best-selling author of The Essex Serpent. Uncanny. Mysterious. Eerie. Gothic. It draws us in with its air of mystery and repels us with its violence and darkness. But who were the first practitioners of the now-prevalent genre?
Ten Poems About Gardens
Bringing together more than one hundred poems from the many thousands submitted to the Forward Prizes for Poetry in the first decade of the 21st century, this book offers an introduction to a wide range of contemporary poetry.
'Truly a marvellous collection ... There is balm for the soul, fire for the belly, a cooling compress for the fevered brow, solace for the wounded, an arm around the lonely shoulder - the whole collection is a matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss' Stephen FrySometimes only a poem will do. These poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice offer comfort, delight and inspiration for all; a space for reflection, and that precious realization - I'm not the only one who feels like this.In the years since he first had the idea of prescribing short, powerful poems for all manner of spiritual ailments, William Sieghart has taken his Poetry Pharmacy around the length and breadth of Britain, into the pages of the Guardian, onto BBC Radio 4 and onto the television, honing his prescriptions all the time., This pocket-sized book presents the most essential poems in his dispensary: those which, again and again, have really shown themselves to work. Whether you are suffering from loneliness, lack of courage, heartbreak, hopelessness, or even from an excess of ego, there is something here to ease your pain.'The book is delightful; it rightly resituates poetry in relation to its biggest and most serious task: helping us to live and die well' Alain de Botton
A beautifully illustrated anthology of poetry celebrating babies, children and childhood, featuring poets Wordsworth to Betjeman, Walt Whitman to e e cummings, and Coleridge to Auden.
According to Unesco, of the 7,000 languages spoken in the world, more than half are endangered, with one disappearing every two weeks. This collection of 50 poems celebrates and preserves these unique voices and takes the reader on a global journey of discovery.
An anthology of the poetry of World War I, this collection is more concerned with the War than with poetry, and as such it is a book with a theme. There are 72 poets represented here - including Wilfred Owen - of whom 21 died in action. Many of the poems have notes and introductions.
Covers English Romantic poetry from its beginnings and its flowering to the first signs of its decadence. This title features poets and their poems in order of composition, beginning with eighteenth-century precursors such as Gray, Cowper, Burns and Chatterton.
365 poems - one for every day of the year - celebrating friendship, love and constancy.
The Greek lyric, elegiac, and iambic poets of the two centuries from 650 to 450 BC - Archilochus and Alcman, Sappho and Mimnermus, Anacreon, Simonides, and the rest - produced some of the finest poetry of antiquity, perfect in form, spontaneous in expression, reflecting all the joys and anxieties of their personal lives and of the societies in which they lived. This new poetic translation by a leading expert captures the nuances of meaning and the whole spirit of this poetry as never before. It is not merely a selection but covers all the surviving poems and intelligible fragments, apart from the works of Pindar and Bacchylides, and includes a number of pieces not previously translated., The Introduction gives a brief account of the poets, and explanatory Notes on the texts will be found at the end. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Modern poetry is often represented as difficult or remote from most people's experience. This is a passionate attempt to introduce and examine all aspects of contemporary poetry and make it a familiar part of our lives.
A physician with a particular interest in psychological disorders and satirist, the author published versions of his notorious "Fable of the Bees" from 1714 to 1732. Each was a defence and elaboration of his short satirical poem "The Angry Hive, 1705".