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Thomas Hardy


Hesperus 2007
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Thomas Hardy claimed that his first love had always been poetry, but it was not until 1898, at the age of 58, that this first collection of poems - wrThomas Hardy claimed that his first love had always been poetry, but it was not until 1898, at the age of 58, that this first collection of poems - written over a period of 30 years - was published. They are reprinted here with the poet's original illustrations and a new foreword by Tom Paulin. ...more
 

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Tiepolo's Hound



Derek Walcot


Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2000
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Piers the Plowman


and Richard the Redeless, by William Langland

Walter W Skeat

 (Edited by)

Oxford University Press 2001
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Walter Skeat (1835-1912) completed his three-version edition of I>Piers the Plowman in 1886. It remains invaluable for the accuracy of the text and, iWalter Skeat (1835-1912) completed his three-version edition of I>Piers the Plowman in 1886. It remains invaluable for the accuracy of the text and, in general, Skeat's conjectures and conclusions have either provided starting points for research or have been confirmed by later scholarship. Volume I presents the A, B and C texts, in parallel, and the text of Richard the Redeless, a poem at that time misattributed to Langland and now known as Mum and the Sothsegger. Volume II contains Skeat's critical introduction and commentaries on both Piers the Plowman and Richard the Redeless. (1968) ...more
 

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Birthday Letters



Ted Hughes


Faber 1998
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After decades of self-imposed silence on the subject of his marriage to Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes's final book of poetry told of their meeting and fallAfter decades of self-imposed silence on the subject of his marriage to Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes's final book of poetry told of their meeting and falling in love, their lives together and Plath's death. Written in the years since her suicide in 1963 and unpublished until the year of Hughes's own death, the 88 poems came, in the words of Andrew Motion, 'like a thunderbolt from the blue.' Forward Poetry Prize, 1998. Whitbread Book of the Year 1998. ...more
 

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The Poetics of Empire


A Study of James Grainger's the Sugar Cane

John Gilmore


Athlone 2000
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The Odyssey


A Dramatic Retelling of Homer's Epic

Simon Armitage


Norton 2008
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'Remind us, Muse, of that man of many means, sent spinning the length and breadth of the map'. Originally the script for a 2004 BBC radio dramatizatio'Remind us, Muse, of that man of many means, sent spinning the length and breadth of the map'. Originally the script for a 2004 BBC radio dramatization, Simon Armitage's acclaimed retelling of Homer's Odyssey comprises a series of dialogues between gods and mortals and between Odysseus and his adversaries - nymph Calypso, enchantress Circe, the Sirens and the monstrous Cyclops. ...more
 

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Homeless in My Heart



Felix Dennis


Ebury 2007
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Felix Dennis, who achieved notoriety in the 1971 Oz trial and went on to become one of Britain's most successful publishers, began writing poetry at tFelix Dennis, who achieved notoriety in the 1971 Oz trial and went on to become one of Britain's most successful publishers, began writing poetry at the age of 51 when recovering from a serious illness. The verses in this collection are simple, accessible and direct, yet also elegant and profound; they skilfully capture the essence of life's experiences, making the mundane marvellous. The book is accompanied by a CD of Dennis reading his work. ...more
 

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A Garden of Impressionist Verse


Nineteenth-Century French Poetry

Michael Brunstrom

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Frances Lincoln 2008
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Poems of Hanshan



Peter Hobson

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Rowan & Littlefield 2003
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Hanshan, which means 'Cold Mountain', was the pseudonym of an unknown poet who lived as a hermit in China 2,200 years ago. The poems collected under hHanshan, which means 'Cold Mountain', was the pseudonym of an unknown poet who lived as a hermit in China 2,200 years ago. The poems collected under his name have had an immense impact worldwide, especially among Zen Buddhists, and have been translated into many languages. This edition contains Peter Hobson's translations of more than 100 poems, with an introduction and essay, 'Hanshan's Place in History', by TH Barrett. ...more
 

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The Songs of the South: An Ancient Chinese Anthology


of Poems by Qu Yuan and Other Poets

David Hawkes

 (Translated by)

Penguin 2011
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Chu ci (The Songs of the South) and its northern counterpart, Shi jing are the two great ancestors of Chinese poetry and contain all we know of its anChu ci (The Songs of the South) and its northern counterpart, Shi jing are the two great ancestors of Chinese poetry and contain all we know of its ancient beginnings. Compiled in the second century CE, the southern anthology comprises 17 groups of poems, almost half of them traditionally ascribed to Qu Yuan. In this new (Pinyin) edition of Chu ci, Hawkes's scholarly translations are accompanied by his substantial general and individual introductions and notes. ...more
 

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Canti



Giacomo Leopardi; Trans. Jonathan Galassi


Penguin 2010
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Infused with classical allusion and nostalgia, yet disarmingly modern in its spare, meditative style and sense of alienation and scepticism, Leopardi'Infused with classical allusion and nostalgia, yet disarmingly modern in its spare, meditative style and sense of alienation and scepticism, Leopardi's Canti influenced Western lyric poetry and inspired thinkers and writers from Schopenhauer and Nietzsche to Becket and Lowell. This edition presents the poems in the original Italian with Jonathan Galassi's new translation en face, an introduction and notes. ...more
 

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Greenwood Dark


A Traveller's Poems

Christopher Somerville


Haus 2008
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The distinguished travel writer and journalist Christopher Somerville describes his Greenwood Dark as 'a wandering exploration through the stories, laThe distinguished travel writer and journalist Christopher Somerville describes his Greenwood Dark as 'a wandering exploration through the stories, landscapes, incidents and accidents I have encountered during world-wide travels over the past ten years'. The 'travel poems' are presented in small groups and accompanied by Somerville's notes setting them in context with short descriptions of the circumstances of their composition. Bound in red linen, without a jacket. ...more
 

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Lord Byron


Selected by

Paul Muldoon

 (Selected by)

Faber 2007
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In each of the Romantics anthologies, a contemporary poet presents a personal selection of works by one of the great poets of the Romantic era. Both iIn each of the Romantics anthologies, a contemporary poet presents a personal selection of works by one of the great poets of the Romantic era. Both in the choice of poems and in their critical introductions, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as that of their chosen poet.

Here, Paul Muldoon tries to avoid 'the chopping up of poems into kindling' and presents the complete Beppo and The Vision of Judgement, but has to settle for substantial excerpts from 'the ultimate fireworks display' - Don Juan. ...more
 
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John Clare


Selected by

Paul Farley

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Faber 2007
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In each of the Romantics anthologies, a contemporary poet presents a personal selection of works by one of the great poets of the Romantic era. Both iIn each of the Romantics anthologies, a contemporary poet presents a personal selection of works by one of the great poets of the Romantic era. Both in the choice of poems and in their critical introductions, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as that of their chosen poet.

Paul Farley, whose most recent book, The Dark Film was the Poetry Book Society Choice in 2012, presents poems by the 'peasant poet' John Clare (1793-1864), who 'speaks out of, and for, the fragility of the natural world and the rootedness of places'. ...more
 
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Tennis Whites and Teacakes



John Betjeman; Ed. Stephen Games


John Murray 2007
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Edited and introduced by Stephen Games, this compilation of writings by John Betjeman spans half a century, from 1927 to 1979, and is arranged by themEdited and introduced by Stephen Games, this compilation of writings by John Betjeman spans half a century, from 1927 to 1979, and is arranged by themes that illustrate the poet's deep engagement with England. Under headings such as Oxford, Seaside, War and Churches, the selection of poetry, letters and prose also shows how Betjeman used events in his own life to explore aspects of Englishness....more
 

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