A Double Sorrow

Lavinia Greenlaw

When Chaucer composed Troilus and Criseyde he gave us some say his finest poem, and with it, one of the most captivating love stories ever written. A Double Sorrow, Lavinia ...

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Larkin's final collection of poems shows, as does all his best work, his ability to adapt contemporary speech rhythms and everyday vocabulary to subtle metrical patterns and poetic forms ...

When Chaucer composed Troilus and Criseyde he gave us some say his finest poem, and with it, one of the most captivating love stories ever written. A Double Sorrow, Lavinia ...

Hugo Williams is rightly cherished for his inimitable fusion of autobiography and irony, and a technical glide that allows his writing to 'slip back to the past as effortlessly as ...

'He gives us more than himself or 'a world'; he gives us a sense of infinity embodied in the language.' Alongside Joseph Brodsky's words of praise one might mention ...

The first poem in Gottfried Benn's first book, Morgue (1912) - written in an hour, published in a week, and notorious ever after, or so the poet claimed - with its ...

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August Kleinzahler's poetry is, as ever, concerned with permeability: voices, places, the real and the dreamed, the present and the past, colliding and intersecting and spilling over into each ...

When The Orators was originally published in 1932 it was described by Poetry Review as 'something as important as the appearance of Mr Eliot's poems fifteen years ago'. Auden ...

Daljit Nagra

Daljit Nagra's first collection Look We Have Coming to Dover! won the 2007 Forward Prize for Best First Collection and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award, whilst his ...

Jo Shapcott

Jo Shapcott has published seven collections with Faber, including her most recent collection Of Mutability (2010), which won the Costa Book Award. In 2011 she was awarded the Queen's ...

Alice Oswald

Alice Oswald's second collection, Dart, won the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2002. Woods etc. was a Poetry Book Society Choice and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for ...

Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage is the author of ten collections of poetry including Selected Poems (2011) and Seeing Stars (2010). He is the author of two novels, a bestselling memoir, and Walking ...

Thirteen of Seamus Heaney's much-loved collections, all in Faber's iconic typographical poetry series look.

Includes the collections:

Death of a Naturalist
Door into the Dark
Wintering Out
North ...

When Seamus Heaney prepared Opened Ground it came as close to being a 'Collected Poems' as the author cared to make it. This edition draws from four decades of Seamus ...

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. To mark the centenary of ...

Now we have a family, a rivalry, a purpose.

A writer and his wife sit together in their garden. They are surrounded by a lifetime's work; their home, their ...

The annual collection of poetry from the Forward Prize judges.

The Forward Book of Poetry showcases the best of contemporary poetry published in the British Isles over the last year ...

BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please is the longest-running broadcast of verse anywhere in the world. First aired in 1979, the programme, a request show which broadcasts to two million ...

Don Paterson and Sean O'Brien (eds)

Wordsworth was the first laureate of locomotives: in fact he railed against them, and against the consequent opening up of the Lakes to holiday hordes ('On the Projected Kendal and ...

The Ramayana is one of the great epics of the ancient world, with versions spanning the cultures, religions and languages of Asia. Its story of Rama's quest to recover ...

Christopher Reid's new collection is a quartet of works for a variety of voices and characters. In 'Professor Winterthorn's Journey', a widowed academic flies across the world to ...

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