Various Poets; Jeremy Paxman
Showcases a selection of the best contemporary poetry published in the British Isles over the last year, including the winners of 2014's prestigious Forward Poetry Prizes.
Renowned critic and bestselling writer Clive James sets down his thoughts on the art form which matters to him most: poetry
John Haffenden; T. S. Eliot; Matthew...
The letters between Eliot and his associates, family and friends - his correspondents range from the Archbishop of York and the American philosopher Paul Elmer More to the writers Virginia...
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Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge, were life-long friends. They were also the daughters of best friends: William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the two poetic geniuses who shaped the Romantic...
Alfred Lord Tennyson, Queen Victoria's favourite poet, commanded a wider readership than any other of his time. This biography shows him as a Romantic as well as a Victorian, exploring...
Stephen Spender; Lara Feigel; John...
A dedication to Stephen Spender, who in 1932 wrote almost a million words of journal entries between his September Journal in 1939 and his death in 1995. It provides a...
Drawing on various sources, this book examines varieties of love, faith, hope and illusion, to suggest an unusual possibility: that when the search for what we expected to find -...
Focuses on the poets and writers of Paris in the nineteenth century who created what was later called the Modern. The author creates a dramatic Folie Baudelaire: a place where...
Deals with the warfare and politics: the ever-topical matter of Britain's relationship with continental Europe, and of its military interests overseas.
This title leaves us an inspiring legacy. It takes us on a journey of the imagination to some of the greatest poems written in the English language and allows us...
Rudyard Kipling; Andrew Lycett
Edited and with a commentary by Kipling expert and author of the much-praised Kipling Abroad, Kipling and the Sea illuminates a side of Kipling's work that has for too long...
Shows us how the author transformed the loss of her beloved son pain into a campaign of service that enriched her life beyond what she could imagine. In this book...
A guide that explains and celebrates various parallel poetry projects. It examines the range of contemporary tendencies - from the baroque swagger of the Dandies to the restrained elegance of...
Edward Thomas was perhaps the most beguiling and influential of First World War poets. This title gives an account of his final five years, centred on his extraordinary friendship with...
A poem-journal of beekeeping that chronicles the life of the hive, from the collection of a small nucleus on the first day to the capture of a swarm two years...
Presents exact and complete transcriptions of the journals kept by Sylvia Plath for the last twelve years of her life - covering her marriage to Ted Hughes and her struggle...