Commissioned by the BBC, and described by Dylan Thomas as 'a play for voices', UNDER MILK WOOD takes the form of an emotive and hilarious account of a spring day in the fictional Welsh seaside village of Llareggub. We learn of the inhabitants' dreams and desires, their loves and regr... read more
"For many years it was assumed that poetry came from England. Research now clearly demonstrates, however, that a great many of the world's most famous poets were actually Australians." Possibly the most important anthology ever published.... read more
Since his first recordings in 1955, Johnny Cash has been an icon in the music world. In his newly discovered poems and song lyrics, we see the world through his eyes. The poetry reveals his depth of understanding, both of the world around him and within - his frailti... read more
A comprehensive collection of ecstatic poetry that delights with its energy and passion, The Essential Rumi brings the vibrant,living words of famed thirteenth-century Sufi mystic Jelalludin Rumi to contemporary readers.
Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso -- the three fates of the deceased become the three pillars of an epic poem. "The Divine Comedy," written by Italian poet Dante Alighieri in the fourteenth century, is considered the foremost work in Italian literature. The journey begins with Dant... read more
This book surveys the impressive landscape of Australian poetry, charting not only lines of growth - from early indigenous and colonial verse to contemporary work, from the formal to the experimental - but also the literary, social and political conversations and arguments that have shaped Australian life.
Clive James's reputation as a poet has become impossible to ignore. His recent poems looking back over his extraordinarily rich life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty, such as 'Japanese Maple' (first published in the New Yorker in 2014), became global news events upon their publication. His mo... read more
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Introduction, Notes and Bibliography by Dr Bruce Woodcock, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Hull.
William Blake was an engraver, painter and visionary mystic as well as one of the most revolutionary of the Romantic poets. His writing attracted the aston... read more
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 ver... read more