Set against the Siege of Troy, A Double Sorrow is the story of Trojan hero Troilus and his beloved Criseyde, whose traitorous father has defected to the Greeks and has...
An essential selection of poetry from the winner of the Forward Prize and the E. M. Forster Award
One of Britain's best-known and most loved poets, Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) was killed at the age of 25 on one of the last days of the First World War, having...
Laurie Lee greeted his daughter Jessy's arrival into the world with a small, but in his trademark style, lyrical essay, originally published in 1963. This is a republication of that...
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Mervyn Peake; Maeve Gilmore
Peake's Progress is a selection of Mervyn Peake's work, compiled by his widow, Maeve Gilmore, from every period of his work as writer and draughtsman. It contains a remarkable work...
Tom Paulin's first collection since The Road to Inver (2004), Love's Bonfire sets poems about early life and marriage alongside minutely registered perceptions of post-settlement Ireland, scanning the look of...
Carol Ann Duffy
Carol Ann Duffy's wonderful new Christmas poem takes us to the little town of Bethlehem on a momentous night. This small hardback book contains more than twenty beautiful illustrations by...
Showcases the best of contemporary poetry published in the British Isles over the last year, including the winners of 2013's hotly contested Forward Poetry Prizes.
A collection of poems taking on a life in kind: cutting themselves on levels of sentiment, structure and even subject matter.
Archie Burnett; Philip Larkin
Brings together Philip Larkin's poems. In addition to those in "Collected Poems" (1988), and in the "Early Poems and Juvenilia" (2005), this title includes some unpublished pieces from Larkin's typescripts...
Carol Ann Duffy
The critically acclaimed new collection from the Poet Laureate.
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...
Carol Ann Duffy
The First World War holds a unique place in the nation's history; the poetry it produced, a unique place in the nation's hearts. This title can hold a special place...
Whether situated in the quiet lanes of his native Co Cork or amid the bustle of his adopted London, the author's poems exist between many states, poised at once in...
Bringing together poetry, prose and drawings on the themes closest to his heart, the author contemplates on subjects from painting, France and family to Daleks and of course potatoes. It...
The Ramayana is one of the great epics of the ancient world, with versions spanning the cultures, religions and languages of Asia. By drawing on scenes originating in versions such...