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Modern & contemporary poetry (c 1900 onwards)

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Soho
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In this intimate and vital debut, Richard Scott creates an uncompromising portrait of love and gay shame. Examining how trauma becomes a part of the l...
The last hedgehog
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'A national treasure' Daily ExpressTo mark and celebrate National Hedgehog Awareness Week, Pam Ayres has written a less-than-fond farewell from perspe...

Who is Mary Sue?
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In the language of fan fiction, a 'Mary Sue' is an idealised and implausibly flawless character: a female archetype that can infuriate audiences for i...
British Museum
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Daljit Nagra possesses one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary English poetry. British Museum is his third collection, following his electr...

Not waving but drowning
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Sadder than salad.From apples to artichokes, these glittering, fragmented, painterly portraits of food by the avant-garde pioneer Gertrude Stein are r...
Anecdotal evidence
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In her first collection of new poetry since 2011's acclaimed Family Values, Wendy Cope celebrates 'the half-forgotten stories of our lives' with compa...

Birthday letters
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Ted Hughes's Birthday Letters are addressed, with just two exceptions, to Sylvia Plath, the American poet to whom he was married. They were written ov...
Enter, fleeing
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Exhilarating fourth collection of poems from the 'intriguing, funny, prophetic' man of letters Mark Ford.

Brother
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A dual-authored volume of poems from the multi-award winning Dickman twins - leading voices in America's outstanding generation of younger poets.Altho...
Poems
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This is the definitive centenary edition of the work of one of America's greatest poets, recognised today as a master of her art and acclaimed by poet...

The unaccompanied
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'The most popular English poet since Larkin.' Sunday TimesAfter more than a decade and following his celebrated adventures in drama, translation, trav...
Poems
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A collectible new Penguin Classics series: stunning, clothbound editions of ten favourite poets, which present each poet's most famous book of verse a...

Sylvia Plath's selected poems
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Sylvia Plath is one of the defining voices in twentieth-century poetry. This classic selection of her work, made by her former husband Ted Hughes, pro...
100 poems
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Seamus Heaney had the idea to form a personal selection of poems from across the entire arc of his writing life, small yet comprehensive enough to ser...

The seasons
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This new anthology of poems, favourites from the nation's longest-running and best-loved request programme for verse, moves with the seasons, follo...
Falling awake
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Winner of the 2017 Griffin PrizeWinner of the 2016 Costa Poetry AwardShortlisted for the 2016 T. S. Eliot AwardShortlisted for the 2016 Forward PrizeA...

Surge
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*Shortlisted for Forward Prize for Best Collection 2019**Winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry*Jay Bernard's extraordinary debut is a ...
House of lords and commons
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'Exquisite' (New Yorker), 'breathtaking' (Los Angeles Times), 'baroque and moon-lit' (Boston Globe) - House of Lords and Commons enthralled readers in...

Three poems
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WINNER OF THE 2018 T S ELIOT PRIZE FOR POETRYHannah Sullivan's debut collection is a revelation - three long poems of fresh ambition, intensity and su...
Ariel
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Ariel, first published in 1965, contains many of Sylvia Plath's best-known poems, written in an extraordinary burst of creativity just before her deat...

The map and the clock
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The Map and the Clock is a celebration of the most scintillating poems ever composed on our islands.Curated by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, and by G...
North
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In North Seamus Heaney found a myth which allowed him to articulate a vision of Ireland - its people, history and landscape. Here the Irish experienc...

Paper aeroplane
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When Simon Armitage burst on to the poetry scene in 1989 with his spectacular debut Zoom!, readers were introduced to an exceptional new talent who w...
The long take, or, A way to lose more slowly
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, winner of the Goldsmiths Prize and winner of The Roehampton Poetry Prize. 'A beautiful, vigorous and achingly me...

The Odyssey
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Homer's The Odyssey is an epic that has endured for thousands of years, and this Penguin Classics edition is translated by E.V. Rieu, revised by D.C.H...
The Forward book of poetry 2018
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The Forward Book of Poetry 2018 showcases a selection of the best contemporary poetry published in the British Isles over the last year, including the...

Ariel
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The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy', 'Edge' and 'Paralytic', were all written between ...
The dialogue of two snails
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My heartbrims with billowsand minnowsof shadows and silverBeautiful, brutal, strange and lovely: this is Lorca reborn, in a selection of previously un...

Christmas poems
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For more than thirty years Wendy Cope has been one of the nation's most popular and respected poets. Christmas Poems collects together her best festiv...
The waste land
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Published in 1922, The Waste Land was the most revolutionary poem of its time, offering a devastating vision of modern civilization between the two Wo...

The peace of wild things and other poems
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I come into the peace of wild thingswho do not tax their lives with forethoughtof grief. I come into the presence of still water.And I feel above me t...
Die deeper into life
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The Penguin Modern Poets are succinct, collectible, lovingly-assembled guides to the richness and diversity of contemporary poetry, from the UK, Ameri...

New selected poems
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'THE BEST AMERICAN POET OF HIS GENERATION.' - TIMEGathered on the occasion of Robert Lowell's one hundredth birthday, New Selected Poems offers a fres...
Essex clay
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Andrew Motion's prose memoir In the Blood (2006) was widely acclaimed, praised as an act of magical retrieval and a hymn to familial love. Now, twelve...

She is fierce
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A stunning gift book containing 150 bold, brave and beautiful poems by women - from classic, well loved poets to innovative and bold modern voices. Fr...
Collected poems
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This comprehensive volume contains all Sylvia Plath's mature poetry written from 1956 up to her death in 1963. The poems are drawn from the only colle...

Television was a baby crawling towards that death chamber
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'Wives in the avocados, babies in the tomatoes!-and you, Garc?a Lorca, what were you doing by the watermelons?'Profane and prophetic verses about sex,...
Gold from the stone
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Lemn Sissay was seventeen when he wrote his first poetry book, which he hand-sold to the miners and millworkers of Wigan. Since then his poems have be...

100 prized poems
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'The Forward Prizes have turned a spotlight on contemporary poetry which is both searching and glamorous'Carol Ann Duffy100 Prized Poems brings togeth...
Stranger, baby
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The powerful new collection from award-winning poet, Emily Berry. Emily Berry's Dear Boy was described as a 'blazing debut', winning the Forward Prize...

God is distant
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Grappling with nature, religion, violence and politics, poems of lucid intensity and astonishing power from three remarkable British poetsGeoffrey Hil...
Now and then
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One glance at Now and Then and it becomes evident that this is not merely a collection of a songwriter's lyrics. The song-poems of this undisputed bl...

Happiness
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Happiness is the long-anticipated debut collection from Jack Underwood. These bright, beguiling poems worry at the world, surreally exploring the 'res...
Bone
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OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017'Yrsa's work is like holding the truth in your hands. A glorious living thing' Florence Welch'One of the must-reads of t...

The great hunger
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'I have lived in important places, timesWhen great events were decided . . .'By turns comical, grouchy and exalted, and including his tragic masterpie...
Penguin's poems for life
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Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare's idea of the 'seven ages' of a human life, this new anthology brings together the best-loved poems in English...

Flèche
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POETRY BOOK SOCIETY RECOMMENDATIONFl�che (the French word for 'arrow') is an offensive technique commonly used in fencing, a sport of Mary Jean Chan...
The black unicorn
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I have been womanfor a long timebeware my smileI am treacherous with old magicFilled with rage and tenderness, Audre Lorde's most acclaimed poetry col...

Mexico City blues
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'I want to be considered a jazz poet blowing a long blues in an afternoon jam session on Sunday'Freewheeling and spontaneous, Mexico City Blues is Jac...
Poems to live your life by
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In Poems to Live Your Life By, Chris Riddell, political cartoonist for the Observer, has selected his very favourite classic and modern poems about l...