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 Poetry

BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please is the longest-running broadcast of verse anywhere in the world. First aired in 1979, the programme, a request show which broadcasts to two million listeners a week, has become a unique record of the country's best-loved poems over the decades since its inception. The BBC h... read more

Poetry Please

New Zealanders are lovers of gardens and poetry and this beautiful volume brings these two passions together, in a treasury of 88 moving and arresting poems, chosen by respected anthologist and poet Harvey McQueen and accompanied by outstanding flower imagery. Some of the poets featured in the collect... read more

The Earth's Deep Breathing : Garden Poems by New Zealand poets

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 Poetry

This collection features perhaps Dylan Thomas' best-known poem, 'Fern Hill' - a profoundly melancholic and wistful meditation on former times; set in the idyllic Carmarthenshire dairy farm owned by his aunt and uncle when he was a boy. Another beloved poem 'Do not go gentle into that good night' was w... read more

Selected Poems Dylan Thomas

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 Poetry

Life & Customs begins and ends in Otago. It circles through places and through history, picking up the rhythms of a maze. It is full of stories: a girl slips into an anorexic silence as cold as Antarctica; lovers wander hand in hand into a southern future. ‘The hope thing’ emerges as a stubborn possibility.

Life & Customs

Poetry was Louis de Bernieres' first literary love and Imagining Alexandria is his debut poetry collection. Here the author of the much-loved Captain Corelli's Mandolin returns us to the vivid Mediterranean landscape of his fiction. De Bernieres was introduced to Greek poetry while in Corfu in 1983, a... read more

Imagining Alexandria: Poems in Memory of C.P. Cavafy

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 Poetry

Reading Level:Very Good

'You have to start somewhere / in these morose times' begins the title sequence of this collection, in which the dual, duelling lifeguards of east and west, sunrise and sunset, glib Narcissus and one-eyed Polyphemus, watch over a collection that explores the contradicti... read more

The Lifeguard : Poems 2008-2013

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 Poetry

Reading Level:General Adult

Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick is a collection of poetry by Courtney Sina Meredith. Meredith has established a local and international reputation as a performer, poet, musician and playwright. Her work is an on-going discussion of contemporary urban life with a... read more

Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick

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 Poetry

The selection of forty poems encompasses some of the greatest poets of English literature, ranging from Chaucer through the Romantics and the Modernists to acclaimed Faber poets who are writing today. The Faber poetry list, originally founded in the 1920s, was shaped b... read more

Faber and Faber Poetry Diary: 2013

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 Poetry

Poets have been fascinated and challenged by the sonnet ever since it was imported from Italy to England in the sixteenth century. With its fourteen lines, inexhaustibly variable, it has met particular needs of almost every major poet from Thomas Wyatt to Paul Muldoon. Don Paterson, hims... read more

101 Sonnets

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 Poetry

"Sounds Good" offers a collection of 101 poems, chosen to illustrate the function of sound in poetry. Christopher Reid provides brief notes, approaching the poems from different and sometimes surprising angles, with the purpose of illuminating the processes that have given them their vi... read more

Sounds Good

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 Poetry

This ambitious and revelatory collection turns the traditional chronology of anthologies on its head, listing poems according to their first individual appearance in the language rather than by poet.

Book of English Verse

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 Poetry

Presents the poems that explore the nature of change - in the body and the natural world, and in the shifting relationships between people.

Of Mutability