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Our poetry books are perfect for any language lover. From powerful poems from the wartime era to fun nonsense poems by today's best contemporary poets.

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Poetry & Language Books

  • That Reminds Me

    Derek Owusu

    Product Code: CBQGM
    Hardback
    ___________________________________ `Heartbreaking, important and original.' Christie Watson, author of THE LANGUAGE OF KINDNESS `Derek Owusu's writing is honest, moving, delicate, but tough. Once you lock on to his words, it is hard to break eye contact. A beautiful meditation on childhood, coming of age, the now, and the media. This work is heartfelt.' Benjamin Zephaniah `Honest and beautiful.' Guy Gunaratne, author of IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY `When writing is this honest, it soars. What an incredible use of language and truth.' Yrsa Daley-Ward ___________________________________ Anansi, your four gifts raised to nyame granted you no power over the stories I tell... This is the story of K. K is born in London, but is sent away until the city is ready for him. So he grows up in fields and woods, with a second family. He is happy, he thinks. When K is eleven, the city reclaims him. He returns to an unknown mother and a part-time father. He finds friends. He finds love. He finds family. He learns how to navigate the city. But as he grows, he begins to realise that he needs more than the city can provide. He is a man made of pieces. Pieces that are slowly breaking apart. That Reminds Me is the story of one young man, from birth to adulthood, told in fragments of memory. It explores questions of identity, belonging, addiction, sexuality, violence, family and religion. It is a deeply moving and completely original work of literature from one of the brightest British writers of today.
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  • The Poetry Pharmacy Returns

    William Sieghart

    Product Code: BZORG
    Hardback
    The Poetry Pharmacy is one of the best-selling (and most giftable) poetry anthologies of recent decades. Now, after huge demand for more prescriptions from readers and 'patients' alike, William Sieghart is back. This time, tried-and-true classics from his in-person pharmacies are joined by readers' favourite poems and the new conditions most requested by the public - all accompanied by his trademark meditations (warm, witty and understanding, with just a twist of the challenging) on the 58 spiritual ailments he seeks to cure. From ageing bodies and existential crises to long-distance relationships and embracing your slovenliness, The Poetry Pharmacy Returns caters to all-new conditions while drilling further down into the universals: this time, the challenges of family life, and of living as a person among others, receive a much closer look. Perfect for the treasured friends, barely tolerated siblings, beloved aunts and revered grandparents in your life.
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Whether you’re looking for powerful, poignant and stirring poetry, or rib-tickling rhymes guaranteed to get laughs, you’re sure to find the perfect poetry books for you in our stunning selection.

Classic favourites to treasure

Our range of poetry books includes timeless classic poetry, such as the works of Virgil and Homer, William Blake, John Milton and many more – not to mention the ever-popular works of William Shakespeare.

Modern masterpieces

Alongside our wide range of treasured classics is our striking selection of modern poetry books. This includes shocking war poems and thought-provoking contemporary poetry from the likes of Carol Ann Duffy and Seamus Heaney, as well as the wonderfully whimsical works of such poets as Michael Rosen and Spike Milligan.

Explore our selection for your new favourites

Discover your new favourite poems amongst our range of the very best poetry books. Whether it’s lyrical limericks, beautiful verse or epic poetic sagas you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it all in our selection of poetry books.

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