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  • COLLECTED POEMS
    COLLECTED POEMS
    DUFFY CAROL ANN
    ISBN: 9781447231752
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS
    Author: DUFFY CAROL ANN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Carol Ann Duffy has been a bold and original voice in British poetry since the publication of Standing Female Nude in 1985. Since then she has won every major poetry prize in the United Kingdom and sold over one million copies of her books around the world. She was appointed Poet Laureate in 2009.

    Her first Collected Poems includes all of the poems from her nine acclaimed volumes of adult poetry - from Standing Female Nude to Ritual Lighting (2014) - as well as her much-loved Christmas poems, which celebrate aspects of Christmas: from the charity of King Wenceslas to the famous truce between the Allies and the Germans in the trenches in 1914.

    Endlessly varied, wonderfully inventive, and emotionally powerful, the poems in this book showcase Duffy's full poetic range: there are poems written in celebration and in protest; public poems and deeply personal ones; poems that are funny, sexy, heartbroken, wise. Taken together they affirm her belief that 'poetry is the music of being human'.


    Collected Poems is both the perfect single-volume introduction for new readers and a glorious opportunity for old friends to celebrate thirty years' work by one of the country's greatest literary talents. It confirms indisputably that 'Carol Ann Duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time' (Rose Tremain, Guardian).

    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS  /  WITH PARALLEL GREEK TEXT
    COLLECTED POEMS / WITH PARALLEL GREEK TEXT
    CAVAFY C P
    ISBN: 9780199555956
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS / WITH PARALLEL GREEK TEXT
    Author: CAVAFY C P
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'a Greek gentleman in a straw hat, standing absolutely motionless at a slight angle to the universe' E. M. Forster E. M. Forster's description of C. P. Cavafy (1863-1933) perfectly encapsulates the unique perspective Cavafy brought to bear on history and geography, sexuality and language in his poems. Cavafy writes about people on the periphery, whose religious, ethnic and cultural identities are blurred, and he was one of the pioneers in expressing a specifically homosexual sensibility. His poems present brief and vivid evocations of historical scenes and sensual moments, often infused with his distinctive sense of irony. They have established him as one of the most important poets of the twentieth century. This volume presents the most authentic Greek text of the 154 authorized poems ever published, together with a new English translation that conveys the accent and rhythm of Cavafy's individual tone of voice.

    Imprint: OXFORD
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS - LES MURRAY
    COLLECTED POEMS - LES MURRAY
    MURRAY LES
    ISBN: 9781863952224
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS - LES MURRAY
    Author: MURRAY LES
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Les Murray's Collected Poems displays the full range of his poetic art. This volume includes all the poems he wants to preserve, apart from his verse-novel Fredy Neptune, from his first book the Ilex Tree (1965) to Poems the Size of Photographs (2002). In tracing Murray's artistic development, it shows an ever-changing power, grace and humour, as well as great versatility and formal mastery.

    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • COLLECTED POEMS - PHILIP LARKIN
    COLLECTED POEMS - PHILIP LARKIN
    LARKIN PHILIP
    ISBN: 9780571216543
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS - PHILIP LARKIN
    Author: LARKIN PHILIP
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This new edition of Larkin's poems for the first time presents his four published books, The North Ship, The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings and High Windows in their original sequence. It also includes an appendix of poems that Larkin published in other places, from his juvenilia to his final years. Preserving everything that he published in his lifetime, this new Collected Poems returns readers to the book Larkin might have intended if he had lived.

    Imprint: Faber and Faber
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS - R S THOMAS - 1945-1990
    COLLECTED POEMS - R S THOMAS - 1945-1990
    THOMAS R S
    ISBN: 9780753811054
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS - R S THOMAS - 1945-1990
    Author: THOMAS R S
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    R. S. Thomas was born in 1913. He has won numerous awards for his poetry, including the Queen s Gold Medal for Poetry in 1964. His autobiography, Neb, is published by J. M. Dent in September 1995. He died in 2000.

    Imprint: PHOENIX
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS - T S ELIOT  1909-1962
    COLLECTED POEMS - T S ELIOT 1909-1962
    ELIOT T S
    ISBN: 9780571105489
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS - T S ELIOT 1909-1962
    Author: ELIOT T S
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Each year Eliot's presence reasserts itself at a deeper level, to an audience that is surprised to find itself more chastened, more astonished, more humble.' Ted Hughes Poet, dramatist, critic and editor, T. S. Eliot was one of the defining figures of twentieth-century poetry. This edition of Collected Poems 1909-1962 includes his verse from Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) to Four Quartets (1943), and includes such literary landmarks as The Waste Land and Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1943).

    Imprint: Faber and Faber
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS - W H AUDEN
    COLLECTED POEMS - W H AUDEN
    AUDEN W H
    ISBN: 9780571221448
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS - W H AUDEN
    Author: AUDEN W H
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This collection presents all the poems Auden wished to preserve, in the texts that received his final approval. It included the full contents of his previous collected editions along with all the later volumes of his shorter poems. Together, these works display the astonishing range of Auden's voice and the breadth of his concerns, his deep knowledge of the traditions he inherited, and his ability to recast those traditions in modern times.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS 1909-1962
    COLLECTED POEMS 1909-1962
    ELIOT T S
    ISBN: 9780571336593
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS 1909-1962
    Author: ELIOT T S
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: November 2019 New Release

    No one book has done more to define modern poetry than T. S. Eliot's Collected Poems 1909-1962. The pinnacle of a lifetime's curation by Eliot himself, it was first published in 1936, and then revised to form the present edition of the text, published in 1963. But throughout its many printings, discrepancies, authorial revisions and printers' errors have introduced anomalies that have served to undermine the authority of the edition. Now, following years of careful scholarship and preparation for The Poems of T. S. Eliot by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue, a reliable text has been established that enables a corrected and newly reset edition of Eliot's Collected Poems to be presented for the very first time.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS 1934-1953
    COLLECTED POEMS 1934-1953
    THOMAS DYLAN
    ISBN: 9780753810668
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS 1934-1953
    Author: THOMAS DYLAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The definitive edition of Dylan Thomas's five published volumes of poems: 18 POEMS, TWENTY-FIVE POEMS, THE MAP OF LOVE, DEATHS AND ENTRANCES and IN COUNTRY SLEEP.Dylan Thomas wrote passionately about life in all its moods and moments: from the first thrilling moments of childbirth to the darker moments of death and loss.COLLECTED POEMS is introduced by the poet himself with a passionate seashore 'Prologue', in which the self-styled Noah of poetry builds his ark against ruin. This edition includes his last, unfinished poem 'Elegy' and the opening of 'In Country Heaven' - an ambitious project conceived after the dropping of the atom bomb.

    Imprint: PHOENIX
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS 1950-2012
    COLLECTED POEMS 1950-2012
    RICH ADRIENNE
    ISBN: 9780393285116
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS 1950-2012
    Author: RICH ADRIENNE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Adrienne Rich was the singular voice of her generation and one of our most important American poets. She brought discussions of gender, race, and class to the forefront of poetical discourse, pushing formal boundaries and consistently examining both self and society.

    This collected volume traces the evolution of her poetry, from her earliest work, which was formally exact and decorous, to her later work, which became increasingly radical in both its free-verse form and feminist and political content. The entire body of her poetry is on display in this vast volume, including the National Book Award–winning Diving Into the Wreck and her prize-winning Atlas of the Difficult World.

    The Collected Poems of Adrienne Rich gathers and memorializes all of her boldly political, formally ambitious, thoughtful, and lucid work, the whole of which makes her one of the most prolific and influential poets of our time.

    Imprint: WILEY
    RRP: $78.99

    Price: $78.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS AND DRAWINGS OF STEVIE SMITH
    COLLECTED POEMS AND DRAWINGS OF STEVIE SMITH
    SMITH STEVIE
    ISBN: 9780571311316
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS AND DRAWINGS OF STEVIE SMITH
    Author: SMITH STEVIE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Collected Poems and Drawings of Stevie Smith is the essential edition of modern poetry's most distinctive voice.

    When Stevie Smith died in 1971 she was one of the twentieth-century's most popular poets; many of her poems have been widely anthologised, and 'Not Waving but Drowning' remains one of the nation's favourite poems to this day.

    Satirical, mischievous, teasing, disarming, her characteristically lightning-fast changes in tone take readers from comedy to tragedy and back again, while her line drawings are by turns unsettling and beguiling. In this edition of her work, Smith scholar Will May collects together the illustrations and poems from her original published volumes for the first time, recording fascinating details about their provenance, and describing the various versions Smith presented both on stage and page. Including over 500 works from Smith's 35-year career, The Collected Poems and Drawings of Stevie Smith is the essential edition of modern poetry's most distinctive voice.

    Nobody heard him, the dead man,
    But still he lay moaning:
    I was much further out than you thought
    And not waving but drowning.


    - 'Not Waving but Drowning'

    Imprint: Faber and Faber
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • COLLECTED POEMS OF DYLAN THOMAS
    COLLECTED POEMS OF DYLAN THOMAS
    THOMAS DYLAN
    ISBN: 9781780227238
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS OF DYLAN THOMAS
    Author: THOMAS DYLAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A groundbreaking new edition of Dylan Thomas's collected poetry, published to commemorate the centenary of the poet's birth.

    Like Shakespeare and Joyce before him, Dylan Thomas expanded our sense of what the English language can do.

    Rhythmically forceful yet subtly musical and full of memorable lines, his poems are anthology favourites; his 'play for voices' Under Milk Wood a modern classic. Much-loved by The Beatles and Bob Dylan, he is a cultural icon and continues to inspire artists today.

    This new edition, released to commemorate the centenary of Thomas's birth, collects all of his poems together for the first time in a single volume. With recently discovered material and accessible critique from Dylan Thomas expert John Goodby, it looks at Thomas's body of work in a fresh light, taking us to the beating heart of his poetry.

    Imprint: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS OF FAY ZWICKY
    COLLECTED POEMS OF FAY ZWICKY
    ZWICKY FAY
    ISBN: 9781742589329
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS OF FAY ZWICKY
    Author: ZWICKY FAY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Zwicky is one of the world’s finest poets; her sophistications of form and theme remind one of Akhmatova, Szymborska, Adrienne Rich and William Blake. With poise and control, she tracks the personal encounter with the weight of history and the obligation to declare a position. - JOHN KINSELLA

    In her poetry, Zwicky, the ex-concert pianist, technically adroit, dramatic and profoundly serious, is there alongside the joker, the edgy ironist making wry asides against the world, patriarchy and herself. Her formal poems sit easily beside her mostly short-lined, tightly wrought free verse. Her cadences are a delight. - KATHERINE GALLAGHER

    Zwicky’s poems deal with such over-whelming intimations of mortality—and much more than intimations—while striving for and attaining a breathtaking authority and stubborn subjectivity of voice. - LYN MCCREDDEN

    She has her eye on all creation. - GEOFFREY DUTTON

    Imprint: UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS OF JOHN DONNE
    COLLECTED POEMS OF JOHN DONNE
    DONNE JOHN
    ISBN: 9781853264009
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS OF JOHN DONNE
    Author: DONNE JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Edited with an Introduction, Chronology, Notes, Bibliography and Glossary by Roy Booth, Royal Holloway College, University of London.

    John Donne (1572-1631) is a poet of concerted emotional and intellectual force, whose strenuously original approach to the subject matter, diction and form of verse re-made English poetry. Donne's poetry combines paradoxical wit, scientific and theological learning with the rhythms and diction of spoken language. Crises of love, conscience, and faith are the great concerns of his poetry which is by turns exalted or disenchanted, direct or oblique, morally profound or outrageously spiteful.

    This edition makes available the whole of Donne’s English poetry, and includes a new introduction, chronology, notes and up-to-date bibliography.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $16.95

    Price: $16.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS OF OSCAR WILDE
    COLLECTED POEMS OF OSCAR WILDE
    WILDE OSCAR
    ISBN: 9781853264535
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS OF OSCAR WILDE
    Author: WILDE OSCAR
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With an Introduction, Notes and Bibliography by Anne Varty Royal Holloway, University of London.

    Wilde, glamorous and notorious, more famous as a playwright or prisoner than as a poet, invites readers of his verse to meet an unknown and intimate figure. The poetry of his formative years includes the haunting elegy to his young sister and the grieving lyric at the death of his father. The religious drama of his romance with Rome is captured here, as well as its resolution in his renewed love of ancient Greece. He explores forbidden sexual desires, pays homage to the great theatre stars and poets of his day, observes cityscapes with impressionist intensity.

    His final masterpiece, 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol,' tells the painful story of his own prison experience and calls for universal compassion. This edition of Wilde's verse presents the full range of his achievement as a poet.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS OF THOMAS HARDY
    COLLECTED POEMS OF THOMAS HARDY
    HARDY THOMAS
    ISBN: 9781853264023
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS OF THOMAS HARDY
    Author: HARDY THOMAS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With an Introduction, Bibliography and Glossary by Michael Irwin, Professor of English Literature University of Kent at Canterbury.

    Thomas Hardy started composing poetry in the heyday of Tennyson and Browning. He was still writing with unimpaired power sixty years later, when Eliot and Yeats were the leading names in the field. His extraordinary stamina and a consistent individuality of style and vision made him a survivor, immune to literary fashion. At the start of the twenty-first century his reputation stands higher than it ever did, even in his own lifetime.

    He is now recognised not only as a great poet, but as one who is widely loved. He speaks with directness, humanity and humour to scholarly or ordinary readers alike.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
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