Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 9780571218158
No of pages: 496

Other Editions: Hardback

The New Faber Book of Love Poems


The New Faber Book of Love Poems is selected and introduced by James Fenton, a Whitbread-winning poet, rightly praised for his own love poetry. Organised according to poets, rather than subjects, the edition celebrates love poetry originating in the English language, from the sixteenth century to the present day.

The classics and favourites are here in force, as are blues lyrics, American folk poetry, Elizabethan lyrics, Broadway songs and a full range of poetic styles from the aristocratic to the popular. There are poems by men about women, women about men, men about men and women about women.

Eminently engaging, deeply affecting, The New Faber Book of Love Poems presents some of the most emotive and memorable lyric poems ever written in the English language.


Categorised as: Poetry
Sub-categories: Poetry Anthologies
Genres & Themes: Homosexuality; Men & Women; Love

101 Sonnets
Don Paterson

Poets have been fascinated and challenged by the sonnet ever since it was imported from Italy to England in the sixteenth century. With its fourteen ...

By Heart
Ted Hughes

What has happened to the lost art of memorising poetry? Why do we no longer feel that it is necessary to know the most enduring ...

Heaven on Earth
Wendy Cope

In this gloriously exuberant anthology, Wendy Cope sets out to prove that misery doesn't have all the best lines. Here is a collection of ...

Here to Eternity
Andrew Motion

Since becoming Poet Laureate in 1999, Andrew Motion has been tireless in his efforts to raise the profile of poetry. In this wonderful anthology, he ...

Making Love to Marilyn Monroe
John Whitworth

Making Love to Marilyn Monroe: The Faber Book of Blue Verse presents a variety of candidly sexual verse through the centuries from Catullus and Chaucer ...

Yellow Tulips
James Fenton

Yellow Tulips is a gathering from four decades of work by a writer described by the Observer as 'the most talented poet of his generation ...

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