Believing, as Ezra Pound did, that real emotion is all that endures, Robert Gray has avoided 'magic realism', whismy, irony and mannered tone in his poetry. Instead, his style is classically direct, clear and concrete, demonstrating an Augustan preference for substantial content. The poems of "Nameless Earth" are richly textu... read more
A collection of poems that is by turns a voice and a chorus: a hyper-vivid array of dramatic monologues, allegories, parables and tall tales. It creates world after world, peculiar yet always particular, where the only certainty is the unexpected.
In The Best Australian Poems 2012, the illustrious poet John Tranter selects the most exceptional Australian poetry of the past year. Tranter casts a discerning eye over the "fragments of dream-work" that reside in poems to create a collection of exquisite beauty and wonder, featuring renowned poets alongside new voices. Prev... read more
Love--ancient and modern, ecstatic and mundane, sacred and profane--finds its Australian voice between the covers of this book. This important collection of new poems displays the richness and variety of contemporary Australian poetry. Here is larrikin love, ironic love and the understated love we inhabit. Australian Love P... read more
The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter draws from her life's work to present the many facets of Porter the poet, from stretching the fabric of ancient mythology to delving into the beauty of the natural world, or inking an intimate message on your heart.
We sit in the warm dark watching container-ships ride on blue-black moonlit glitters. After long journeying arrived at the high tide of silence, after talk.' David Malouf's new collection comes to rest at the perfect, still moment of 'silence, following talk' after its exploration of memory, imagination and mortality. With el... read more
In this luminous collection of poems, Pulitzer Prize-winner Alice Walker casts her eye on history, politics and nature, as well as world figures. In tributes to such people as Jimmy Carter, Gloria Steinem and the Dalai Lama, she reminds readers of the urgency of this moment in history and of the human capacity to come togethe... read more
Coast Road: Selected Poems is the definitive Robert Gray collection.'Individual, surprising, evocative ...at once cool and rapturous' - Lisa Gorton'An imagist without a rival in the English-speaking world' - Kevin Hart Robert Gray is a poet renowned for his originality and mastery.
In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to some of the greatest poets in our l... read more
"Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone..." When Matthew spoke these lines in the hit film 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' every reviewer was moved. Poems selected to fit the person and the event are always special. A poem chosen especially for an important event is often the moment in the service that people most remember.... read more
Leonard Cohen's first book of new poetry since "Book of Mercy" was published two decades ago. It collects Cohen's poetry written between the 1980s and the present, and also includes his wonderfully witty and sensuous illustrations, including numerous playful self-portraits. The illustrations interact with, and complement, the... read more
John Updike was always as much a poet as a storyteller and the poems in this, his final collection, celebrate the everyday, even as they address his own imminent mortality. It is in the connected series of poems, "Endpoint", written on his last few birthdays and culminating with the illness that killed him, that Updike's work... read more
For the first time, Faber publish a selection from the poetry of Philip Larkin. Drawing on Larkin's four collections and on his uncollected poems, it is chosen by Martin Amis. 'Many poets make us smile; how many poets make us laugh - or, in that curious phrase, 'laugh out loud' (as if there's another way of doing it)? Who els... read more
Contains a Latin American poet's individualistic verse, rooted in the physical landscape and people of Chile. This title includes songs of love, tender odes to the sea, melancholy lyrics of heartache, fiery political statements and a frank celebration of sex.
Tennyson's poetry epitomizes the Victorian age, for which he became a spokesman. His finest poems are often steeped in a sensuous melancholy, as in Maud, or are chivaric, heroic and allegorical, as in "The Lady of Shalot" and "Morte d'Arthur".
The new anthology is designed to present a great range of poetry in a fresh and accessible way. Allowing no more than one poem, or passage of poetry, to any poet, the editors have chosen not only work from the established canon of poetry in the English language, but examples, too, from the different languages of Scotland, Ire... read more
The definitive collection from Australia's pre-eminent twentieth century poet. Kenneth Slessor (1901-71) is one of Australia's finest poets and this is the definitive collection of 103 poems; all he had ever published. This is the author's selection of his work from 1919 to 1939, first published as One Hundred Poems in 1944 ... read more