Alexander Pushkin's epic magic-realist tale is brought vividly to life in this superb translation by D. M. Thomas. Drawing on the Russian folklore of Pushkin's childhood, the poem recounts the abduction of Princess Ludmila by the evil wizard Chernomor and the attempt by the brave... read more
Both published posthumously in 1971, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees contain the poems written along with those that went to form Ariel, from the exceptionally creative period that led up to Sylvia Plath's suicide in 1963. Between them they evoke a sense of place and history, mythol... read more
In this delightful volume of love poetry, renowned literature professor Suheil Bushrui presents nearly two hundred cherished works from around the world and down through the ages. Here, traditional classics from Shakespeare to Rossetti are thrown into new light ... read more
'one of the most compelling voices in Australian poetry this decade' - Overland Literary Journal A haunting visit to the International Museum of Slavery, in Liverpool England. A feisty young black girl pushing back against authority. The joy and despair of single parenthood. A lov... read more
|Author:||Lewis Carroll; Gillian Beer (Introduction by, Editor, Notes by)|
The collected poems of the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
One of the best-known lines in literature--"Twas brillig, and the slithy toves / Did gyre and gimble in the wabe"--comes from Lewis Carroll's poetry, which he wrote th... read more
Best-Loved Poems collects the nation's favourite and the English language's best: poetry's greatest hits.
From the classics of Wordsworth, Donne and Keats to such modern masters as Hughes, Heaney and Larkin, work from half a millennium of poetry resides in ... read more
Leonard Cohen is one of the great writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of our time. Book of Longing is Cohen's eagerly awaited new collection of poems, following his highly acclaimed 1984 title, Book of Mercy, and his hugely successful 1993 publication, Stranger ... read more
Writer and religious rebel, William Blake (1757-1827) sowed the seeds for Romanticism in his innovative poems concerning faith and the visions that inspired him throughout his life. Whether describing his own spirituality, the innocence of youth or the corruption caused ... read more
Thirteenth-century Persian philosopher, mystic, scholar and founder of the order of the Whirling Dervishes, Rumi was also a poet of transcendental power. His inspirational verse speaks with the universal voice of the human soul and brims with exuberant energy and passion. Rich i... read more
200 years since its first publication, "Lyrical Ballads" will be published as it was put together by Wordsworth and Coleridge. Accepted as one of the most revolutionary and influential books of English poetry, "Lyrical Ballads" includes Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey".