Contains poetry chosen by Carol Ann Duffy from her first four acclaimed volumes, 'Standing Female Nude', 'Selling Manhattan', 'The Other Country', and 'Mean Time' (winner of the Whitbread Poetry Award), as well as six poems from the 'The World's Wife'.
At the time of his death in 1962 E.E. Cummings was, next to Robert Frost, the most widely read poet in America. Combining Thoreau's controlled belligerence with the brash abandon of an uninhibited Bohemian, Cummings, together with Pound, Eliot, and William Carlos Williams, helped bring about the twentieth-century revolution in literary expression. He is recognized on the one hand as the author of some of the most beautiful lyric poems written in the English language, and on the other as one of the most inventive American poets of his time.
Title: Selected Poems Binding: Paperback Author: Linton Kwesi Johnson Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP
Selected and New Poems, 1980-97: Paperback: Rockingham Press: 9781873468531: 17 May 2004
When Sylvia Plath's Ariel was published posthumously, A. Alvarez in the Observer wrote: 'If the poems are despairing, vengeful and destructive, they are at the same time tender, open to things, and also unusually clever, sardonic, hard-minded. They are works of great artistic purity and, despite all the nihilism, great generosity. the book is a major literary event'.
No poetry has touched readers' hearts more deeply than the soldier poets of the First World War. Published to commemorate the centenary of 1914, this stunning set of books, with specially commissioned covers by leading print makers, is an essential gathering of our most beloved war poets introduced by leading poets and biographers of our present day.
Selected Poems: Paperback: Trent Editions: 9781842330142: 19 Jul 2001
As a poet, editor and essayist, T.S. Eliot was one of the defining figures of twentieth century poetry. This selection, which was made by Eliot himself, includes many of his most celebrated works, including "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and "The Waste Land". Other volumes in this series, include: "Auden", "Betjemen", "Plath", "Hughes", and "Yeats".
Selected Poems: Paperback: Fyfield Books: 9780856359576: 26 Mar 1992
Selected Poems: Rossetti
This new selection of the poetry of the acclaimed Cornish poet Jack Clemo includes work from all of his major volumes, fromThe Clay Verge in 1951 to 1995 s The Cured Arno. Awkward, radical, nature-baiting landscape poems full of pain and anguish give way to monologues, biographical sketches, broader themes and looser forms. The settings of white tips, flooded pits, and the grinding works of the industrial-rural clayscape are replaced by the rivers and bridges of Florence and Venice and the coastal ease of Dorset.
Since his debut, Nil Nil, won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 1993, Don Paterson has lit up the poetry scene in the U.K. His dazzling, intensely lyric and luminous verse has delighted readers ever since, and won many awards along the way. God's Gift Women took the T.S. Eliot Prize in 1997, Landing Light won it again in 2003 and the Whitbread Award besides, and Rain (2009), his most recent collection, won the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.
This is a revised and enlarged edition. It is designed to help the reader of Eliot's Selected Poems by identifying and explaining the wide and often baffling range of quotations, allusions and references, literary, factual and historical.
Stevie Smith was one of the few modern poets to reach a wide general audience. Bizarre, witty, sad, sometimes caustic, her poems impart a zest for life, and reveal her unique eye for the marvels of the ordinary and her deep sensibility to the paradoxical nature of all human emotions.
Excerpt from Selected Poems Day that I have Loved Tenderly, day that I have loved, I close your eyes, And smooth your quiet brow, and fold your thin dead hands. The grey veils of the half-light deepen; colour dies. I bear you, a light burden, to the shrouded sands, Where lies your waiting boat, by wreaths of the seas making Mist-garlanded, with all grey weeds of the water crowned.
Excerpt from Selected Poems The text followed in the present edition is that of the Collected Works of Gray in prose and verse, in four volumes, edited by myself, and published by Messrs. Macmillan in 1884. In preparing that text, I adhered strictly, whenever it was possible, to Gray's revised collection of his poems, corrected by himself in 1768, and in other cases to his own autograph, or to early copies of that autograph.
Excerpt from Robert Southwell, Selected Poems: Henry Constable, Pastorals and Sonnets, William Drummond, Songs, Sonnets, Etc The three poets brought together in this booklet were all born within one quarter of a century, and their work represents much that is most characteristic of one of the richest periods in our poetical history. The earliest of them was born two or three years before the birth of Shakespeare, the latest of them died in the year in which Lovelace's "Lucasta" was first published.
This is a new and essential selection from the range and bulk of Robert Graves' poetry, edited by Ulster poet Michael Longley. This edition will restore Graves to view as a major twentieth century poet, and demonstrate his manifold achievement as war poet, as love poet, and as - in the round - a secular visionary whose poems are "inimitable, eccentric marvels - some of which are extraordinary, many are masterly, all are like nothing else ever written" (Randall Jarrell).
Excerpt from Selected Poems of Lord Byron Returning to London, he seduced the Marchioness of Carmarthen, Lady Conyers, whom after her divorce he married, and treated brutally, though, by her death, he lost her income of
Stephen Spender, the son of a journalist, was born in London in 1909. He was educated at University College, Oxford, where he met, among others, W.H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood and Louis MacNeice, with whom he was to develop a poetics of engagement, writing powerfully of the confusion and alarm of 1930s Europe. He visited Spain during the Civil War, in 1937, where he assisted the Republican cause with propaganda activity.
Since his precise, potent and subtle portraits of Northern Irish life first came to public attention in the 1970s, Tom Paulin has been an unmissable writer on the contemporary poetry scene. This selection on his work draws on nearly four decades of poetry and translation, updating and expanding upon the Selected Poems 1972-1990, and showcasing the microscopic detail and reinvention of the ordinary with which Paulin writes of place, culture and memory.
Excerpt from The Golden Treasury Selected From the Best Songs and Lyrical, Poems in the English Language, and Arranged With Notes In the former volume of this selection our lyrical poetry was brought down to 1850 (including hence six of the greatest poets who have ennobled the century), but limited also to the work of writers no longer alive in 1861.
Excerpt from Letters, Poems and Selected Prose Writings A Desire for some collection of the writings of David Gray, and for some adequate account of his life, was expressed at the time of his death, last March, very generally in his own city and by many voices elsewhere. Several friends, who felt moved thereby, came together and formed what may rightly be called a self constituted committee of publication.
Supplication: Selected Poems gathers work by one of the most significant poets of the Black Mountain and Beat generation, including poems that have previously never been published, the full text of the 1958 edition of his influential The Hotel Wentley Poems, plus poems from rare sources, facsimiles, notes, and collages by Wieners. An invaluable collection for new and old fans.
Selected Poems: Paperback: Denise Harvey (Publisher) : 9789607120120: 01 Dec 1996
Excerpt from Letters, Poems and Selected Prose Writings of David Gray It is a selfish sentiment, dear Courier, which inspires me to begin these most rambling and accidental notes of the European pilgrimage now fairly inaugurated, as you wot. by two wandering sons of Buffalo. Glittering Old World visions draw our eyes to look eastward; but the heart rides in a sort of figurative rowboat when it travels from home, - even while it speeds at the fastest away it sits steadily facing the place whence it came, and dreads above all things to be forgotten there.
One of a series designed to provide a new, accessible approach to the works of great poets and playwrights. Each text includes general notes on the text; discussion of themes, issues and context; and suggestions for further reading.
Music Words, Selected Short Stories & Poems from the Usual Bohemian: Paperback: Trafford Publishing: 9781490741000: 30 Jun 2014
Thom Gunn has been described as 'one of the most singular and compelling poets in English during the past half-century' (TLS). This Selected Poems, compiled by his friend Clive Wilmer and accompanied by insightful notes, is the first edition to represent the full arc of Gunn's inimitable career. "The poetry of Thom Gunn was much admired in his lifetime, and at the same time often misunderstood and underestimated.
Excerpt from Selected Poems and Songs of Robert Burns: Edited With Notes and an Introduction The present volume was intended by the editor, the late Professor John G. Dow, to furnish such a selection from the poems of Burns as should, in moderate compass, fully illustrate the character and the range of his genius. In the Introduction it was Professor Dow's first purpose to consider Burns as a poet, and accordingly, after a brief biographical sketch, he passed over to a purely literary discussion.
Poetry. "Franco Beltrametti's smooth- barked muse leads him across the grids of latitude and longitude to the source of good medicine poems. Civilized, in the best sense." Gary Snyder
Poems. Selected and Arranged, with a Biographical Sketch of the Poet: Paperback: Wentworth Press: 9781374002036: 29 Aug 2016
Lyrics and Minor Poems. Selected, with a Prefatory Notice, Biographical and Critical: Paperback: Wentworth Press: 9781374004610: 29 Aug 2016
Thomas Thaherne Selected Poems Thomas Vaughan, Eugenius Philalethes, English Verse-Remains - Scholar's Choice Edition: Paperback: Scholar's Choice: 9781298164018: 18 Feb 2015
Selected Poems - Scholar's Choice Edition: Paperback: Scholar's Choice: 9781297164255: 18 Feb 2015
A post-humous, autobiographical collection of poetry from John Updike, one of the most celebrated American writers of the twentieth cenury and author of modern classic novel Rabbit, Run Updike had a boundless capacity for curiosity and delight. This collection of poems from across his career displays his extraordinary range in form and subject: from metaphysical epigrams, and lyrical odes to blank-verse sonnets, on topics from Roman busts to Lucian Freud to postage stamps.
Nicholas Moore: Selected Poems: Book: Shoestring Press: 9781910323182: 25 Nov 2014
Poems, Selected and Arranged, with an Introd. and Notes: Paperback: Wentworth Press: 9781374232242: 29 Aug 2016
Hungarian Poems and Fables for English Readers, Selected and Tr. by E.D. Butler - Scholar's Choice Edition: Paperback: Scholar's Choice: 9781294967255: 11 Feb 2015
Browning's Poems (Selected) : Hardback: Palala Press: 9781359598868: 25 May 2016
Poems. Selected, with Pref. by Richard Garnett: Paperback: Wentworth Press: 9781372812439: 28 Aug 2016
Poems Selected from Percy Bysshe Shelley: Paperback: Wentworth Press: 9781372421594: 28 Aug 2016
Robert Frost [Selected Poems - Scholar's Choice Edition: Paperback: Scholar's Choice: 9781296001254: 13 Feb 2015
Gustaf Froding Selected Poems Translated from the Swedish with an Introduction - Scholar's Choice Edition: Paperback: Scholar's Choice: 9781296164744: 18 Feb 2015
Selected Poems and Ballads of Paul Fort - Scholar's Choice Edition: Paperback: Scholar's Choice: 9781297433047: 20 Feb 2015
Selected Religious Poems of Solomon Ibn Gabirol - Scholar's Choice Edition: Paperback: Scholar's Choice: 9781296106270: 17 Feb 2015
Poems Selected by A.T. Quiller-Couch: Hardback: Palala Press: 9781347530696: 06 Dec 2015
Some Poems of Lionel Johnson Newly Selected; : Hardback: Sagwan Press: 9781297891588: 21 Aug 2015
English Poems; Selected, Arranged and Annotated for the Use of Schools; Volume 1: Hardback: Wentworth Press: 9781362230489: 26 Aug 2016
Selected Poems: Hardback: Andesite Press: 9781298499257: 08 Aug 2015
Selected Poems of John Boyle O'Reilly: Hardback: Andesite Press: 9781297501838: 08 Aug 2015
Hungarian Poems and Fables for English Readers, Selected and Tr. by E.D. Butler: Hardback: Andesite Press: 9781298525918: 08 Aug 2015
Selected Poems - Scholar's Choice Edition: Paperback: Scholar's Choice: 9781297164279: 18 Feb 2015
Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy: Paperback: Nabu Press: 9781293518304: 14 Jan 2014
Early English Poems Selected and in Part Translated - Scholar's Choice Edition: Paperback: Scholar's Choice: 9781297219207: 18 Feb 2015
Selected Poems of Yone Noguchi: Hardback: Andesite Press: 9781298525437: 08 Aug 2015
My Sunday Companion, Hymns and Poems, Selected and Ed. by Mrs. Hawtrey: Hardback: Palala Press: 9781358037870: 20 May 2016
Poems of Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats, Selected from the Golden Treasury of Francis Turner Palgrave: Hardback: Andesite Press: 9781297610240: 09 Aug 2015
Selected Poems of Arnold, Browning and Tennyson: Hardback: Palala Press: 9781341709258: 06 Sep 2015
Miscellaneous Poems Selected from the United States Literary Gazette: Hardback: Palala Press: 9781358377365: 21 May 2016
Poems, Selected from the Manuscripts of the Late John Marriott: Hardback: Palala Press: 9781354313541: 22 Apr 2016
Selected Poems of Henry Lawson. Illustrated by Percy Leason: Hardback: Andesite Press: 9781296782450: 12 Aug 2015
Selected Poems of Walther Von Der Vogelweide: Hardback: Andesite Press: 9781297502644: 08 Aug 2015
Selected Poems - Scholar's Choice Edition: Paperback: Scholar's Choice: 9781298225115: 18 Feb 2015
Selected Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Hardback: Andesite Press: 9781296583514: 08 Aug 2015
Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy: Hardback: Sagwan Press: 9781297926204: 21 Aug 2015
A selection from the last twenty years of C.K. Williams's career, plus new work-proof of his enduring powerC. K. Williams's long career has been a catalog of surprises, of inventions and reinventions, of honors. His one constant is a remarkable degree of flexibility, a thrilling ability to shape-shift that goes hand in hand with an essential, enduring honesty.
Poems. Selected with an Introd. by Alice Meynell: Hardback: Palala Press: 9781354314050: 22 Apr 2016
Robert Browning; Shorter Poems; Selected and Ed. with Introduction and Notes: Hardback: Wentworth Press: 9781363722501: 27 Aug 2016
Poems, Selected from the Best Editions: Hardback: Palala Press: 9781354884645: 27 Apr 2016
Story-Telling Poems, Selected and Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children' - Scholar's Choice Edition: Paperback: Scholar's Choice: 9781296398651: 19 Feb 2015
James Clarence Mangan; His Selected Poems, with a Study by the Editor L.I. Guiney. - Scholar's Choice Edition: Paperback: Scholar's Choice: 9781296019136: 14 Feb 2015
C.P. Cavafy (1863-1933) is now considered by many to be the most original and influential Greek poet of this century. The qualities of his poetry that were unfashionable during his lifetime are the very ones that make his work endure: his sparing use of metaphor; his evocation of spoken rhythms and colloquialisms; his use of epigrammatic and dramatic modes; his aesthetic perfectionism; his frank treatment of homosexual themes; his brilliantly alive sense of history; and his commitment to Hellenism, coupled with an astute cynicism about politics.
Poems, Selected and Ed. by R.A. Willmott. Illustr: Hardback: Palala Press: 9781358420573: 21 May 2016
James Clarence Mangan, His Selected Poems; : Hardback: Palala Press: 9781342010391: 08 Sep 2015
Favorite Poems. Selected from English and American Authors: Hardback: Palala Press: 9781346744506: 18 Nov 2015
The Golden Treasury, Selected from the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language and Arranged with Notes - Primary Source Edition: Paperback: Nabu Press: 9781295859252: 14 Mar 2014
John Godfrey's masterful body of work has sustained its attentive, lovesick, unruly energy for over fifty years. The City Keeps brings together the best poems from his thirteen collections, plus some previously uncollected. "Dedicated to those who people of the City of New York," Godfrey's work is populated, elusive, and geometric, but also full of tenderness and light.
Poems. Selected, with Pref. by Richard Garnett: Hardback: Wentworth Press: 9781372812460: 28 Aug 2016
Favorite Poems, Selected from English and American Authors: Hardback: Palala Press: 9781354305560: 22 Apr 2016
Selected Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley: Hardback: Palala Press: 9781341825798: 06 Sep 2015
Selected Poems: Hardback: Carcanet Press Ltd: 9780856359163: 20 Jun 1991
The Changed Cross, and the Shadow of the Rock. Religious Poems Selected from Many Sources: Hardback: Arkose Press: 9781345789393: 02 Nov 2015
A definitive collection of writings by the complicated American poet includes his complete body of poetic and prose works as well as a generous selection of his letters, in a volume that offers insight into his tempestuous relationships with family members and such contemporaries as Allen Tate, Marianne Moore, and e.e. cummings.
Early English Poems, Selected and Ed. by Henry S. Pancoast and John Duncan Spaeth: Hardback: Wentworth Press: 9781374648425: 30 Aug 2016
Poems of Robert Southey, Containing Thalaba, the Curse of Kehama, Roderick, Madoc, a Tale of Paraguay and Selected Minor Poems: Hardback: Andesite Press: 9781298778529: 12 Aug 2015