The Hill of Wool is a book about memories. Some memories live in families. Some are inspired by rediscovered children's songs and stories. Others are triggered by chance encounters with old boyfriends. Sometimes personal and lyrical, sometimes jagged and strange like untamed childre... read more
Presents the poems that explore the nature of change - in the body and the natural world, and in the shifting relationships between people.
Over the past three years Alice Oswald has been recording conversations with people who live and work on the River Dart in Devon. Using these records and voices as a sort of poetic census, she creates a narrative of the river, tracking its life from source to sea. The voices are wonderfully varied... read more
|Awards:||Winner of Costa Poetry Award 2010 and Costa Book of the Year 2010. Shortlisted for Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection 2010.|
Jo Shapcott's award-winning first three collections, gathered in "Her Book: Poems 1988-1998", revealed her to be a writer of ingenuous, politically acute and provocative poetry, and rightly earned her a reputation as one of the most original and daring voices of her generation. In "Of ... read more
The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under -- maybe for the last time.
Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that Esther's insanity becomes... read more
|Reading Level:||Very Good|
|Awards:||Finalist in the 2011 New Zealand Post Book Awards - Poetry category|
The first Mirror of Simple Annihilated Souls caused its author to be burnt at the stake for heresy in 1310. Kate Camp's fourth collection of poems demonstrates a darker turn in the work of this popular poet. Shortlisted for the Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award, it... read more
Whether writing of longing or adultery, seduction or simple homely acts of love, Carol Ann Duffy brings to her readers the truth of each experience. Her poetry speaks of tangled, heated passion; of erotic love; fierce and hungry love; unrequited love; and of the end of love. It recognizes... read more