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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 33 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The Flame by Leonard Cohen
    The Flame - by Leonard Cohen

    £14.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786893147 | ISBN 10: 1786893142

    The final collection of poetry from the world’s greatest lyricist Leonard Cohen, introduced by his son Adam Cohen.  The Flame is a stunning collection of Leonard Cohen’s last poems and writings, selected and ordered by Cohen in the final ... more

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  • Cover image of book Incendiary Art by Patricia Smith
    Incendiary Art - by Patricia Smith

    £12.00   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781780374710 | ISBN 10: 1780374712

    2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award 2018 NAACP Image Award Finalist 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist Los Angeles Times Book Prize  Incendiary Art confronts the tyranny against the black male body and the tenacious grief of the mothers of mu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hope is the Thing with Feathers: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
    Hope is the Thing with Feathers: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson - by Emily Dickinson

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781423650980 | ISBN 10: 1423650980

    Part of a new collection of literary voices from Gibbs Smith, written by, and for, extraordinary women — to encourage, challenge, and inspire.   One of American’s most distinctive poets, Emily Dickinson scorned the conventions of her day i ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Future by Neil Hilborn
    The Future - by Neil Hilborn

    £13.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781943735310 | ISBN 10: 194373531x

    Filled with nostalgia, love, heartbreak, and the author’s signature wry examinations of mental health, Neil Hilborn’s second book helps explain what lives inside us, what we struggle to define. Written on the road over two years of touring, The F ... more

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  • Cover image of book Don
    Don't Call Us Dead - by Danez Smith

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784742041 | ISBN 10: 178474204x

    *WINNER OF THE FORWARD PRIZE FOR BEST COLLECTION 2018* *A Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry 2017*   Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a ground-breaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Do ... more

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  • Cover image of book Taking the Arrow out of the Heart by Alice Walker
    Taking the Arrow out of the Heart - by Alice Walker

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781474607261 | ISBN 10: 1474607268

    Mindful poems about tolerance, justice and hope for the Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple.   Alice Walker, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning modern classic, The Color Purple, returns with a poetry collection th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
    Night Sky with Exit Wounds - by Ocean Vuong

    £10.00   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781911214519 | ISBN 10: 1911214519

    Winner of the 2017 T. S. Eliot Prize Winner of the 2017 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection A Guardian / Daily Telegraph Book of the Year PBS Summer Recommendation  An extraordinary debut from a young Vietnamese American, Night Sk ... more

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  • Cover image of book Winter Trees by Sylvia Plath
    Winter Trees - by Sylvia Plath

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571330102 | ISBN 10: 057133010x

    The poems in Winter Trees were written in the last nine months of Sylvia Plath’s life, and form part of the group from which the Ariel poems were chosen. They reveal the poet at the height of her creative powers, exhibiting the startling imagery an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now by Amit Majmudar (Editor)
    Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now - by Amit Majmudar (Editor)

    £11.50   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781524711320 | ISBN 10: 1524711322

    Poets on the march: 50 crucial poems written in response to the current political climate, selected and introduced by the Ohio Poet Laureate—and son of immigrants — Amit Majmudar.   In a political atmosphere where language and even meani ... more

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  • Cover image of book Don
    Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric - by Claudia Rankine

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780141984179 | ISBN 10: 0141984171

    Here, available for the first time in the UK, is the book in which Claudia Rankine first developed the 'American Lyric' form which makes her Forward Prize-winning collection Citizen so distinctive: an original combination of poetry, lyric essay, phot ... more

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  • Cover image of book Later Poems: Selected and New: 1971-2012 by Adrienne Rich
    Later Poems: Selected and New: 1971-2012 - by Adrienne Rich

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780393351835 | ISBN 10: 0393351831

    The final volume of poems assembled by America's most powerful and distinctive voice.  Adrienne Richs Later Poems Selected and New displays the strong trajectory of the work of one of the most distinguished artists of American letters. After ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop by Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana and Quraysh Ali Lansana (Editors)
    The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop - by Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana and Quraysh Ali Lansana (Editors)

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781608463954 | ISBN 10: 1608463958

    Hip-Hop is the largest youth culture in the history of the planet rock. It has produced generations of artists who have revolutionized their genre(s) by applying the aesthetic innovations of the culture. The BreakBeat Poets features 78 poets, born so ... more

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  • Cover image of book Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry by Maya Angelou
    Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry - by Maya Angelou

    £16.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780349006215 | ISBN 10: 0349006210

    As the world celebrates and reflects on the beautiful life of Maya Angelou, Virago presents an updated collection of her works of poetry, collected together for the first time.   From her reflections on African American life and hardship in Ju ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sylvia Plath: Poems chosen by Carol Ann Duffy by Sylvia Plath
    Sylvia Plath: Poems chosen by Carol Ann Duffy - by Sylvia Plath

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780571290444 | ISBN 10: 0571290442

    Sylvia Plath was one of the defining voices of twentieth-century poetry, and one of the most appealing: few other poets have introduced as many new readers to poetry. Though she published just one collection in her lifetime, The Colossus, and a novel ... more

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  • Cover image of book The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness into Flowers (New Poems) by Alice Walker
    The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness into Flowers (New Poems) - by Alice Walker

    £13.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781595589873 | ISBN 10: 1595589872

    A dazzling collection of new poems from the Pulitzer Prize winner. "This tireless activist has freed her mischievous, sensual, and spiritual poetic self to write of nature, love, friendship, courage, and generosity with playful and crooning lyrici ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hard Times Require Furious Dancing by Alice Walker
    Hard Times Require Furious Dancing - by Alice Walker

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781608681884 | ISBN 10: 1608681882

    "Though we have encountered our share of grief and troubles on this earth, we can still hold the line of beauty, form, and beat. No small accomplishment in a world as challenging as this one."(from the preface) I was born to grow, / alongside ... more

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  • Cover image of book God is Alive, Magic is Afoot by Leonard Cohen
    God is Alive, Magic is Afoot - by Leonard Cohen

    £9.99   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781903385135 | ISBN 10: 190338513x

    This a completely re-designed edition of a book published by Galileo back in 2000. Beautiful Losers, Leonard Cohen's legendary second novel, was described by The New York Times, when first published in 1966, as 'a gorgeously written.....anguished ... more

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  • Cover image of book P L A C E by Jorie Graham
    P L A C E - by Jorie Graham

    £9.95   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781847771933 | ISBN 10: 1847771939

    AWARDED THE FORWARD PRIZE 2012  SHORTLISTED FOR THE T.S. ELIOT PRIZE 2012  P L A C E begins with a poem dated 5 June 2009, located at St Laurent Sur Mer, better known by its code name Omaha Beach, one of the sites of the American land ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010 by Adrienne Rich
    Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010 - by Adrienne Rich

    £11.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780393342789 | ISBN 10: 0393342786

    Relationships partings/reconciliations, solidarities/ruptures, trust/betrayal, exposure/withdrawal are the deep fabric of this forceful work from the late Adrienne Rich, the "central voice in the feminist movement" (The Daily Telegraph). In the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Anthology of Rap by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois (editors)
    The Anthology of Rap - by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois (editors)

    £19.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780300141917 | ISBN 10: 0300141912

    From the school yards of the South Bronx to the tops of the Billboard charts, rap has emerged as one of the most influential cultural forces of our time. In The Anthology of Rap, editors Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois demonstrate that rap is also a w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wisdom Teeth by Derrick Weston Brown
    Wisdom Teeth - by Derrick Weston Brown

    £13.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781604864175 | ISBN 10: 1604864176

    To consider Wisdom Teeth is to acknowledge inevitable movement, shift, and sometimes pain. Theres change hidden just below the surface and, like it or not, once it breaks, everything has to make room. So goes the aptly titled debut poetry collectio ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ariel by Sylvia Plath
    Ariel - by Sylvia Plath

    £10.99   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780571259311 | ISBN 10: 0571259316

    The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy' and 'Fever 103 degrees', were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963. "If the poem ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kaddish & Other Poems: 1958 - 1960 (50th Anniversary Edition) by Allen Ginsberg, with an afterword by Bill Morgan
    Kaddish & Other Poems: 1958 - 1960 (50th Anniversary Edition) - by Allen Ginsberg, with an afterword by Bill Morgan

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780872865112 | ISBN 10: 0872865118

    Allen Ginsberg's "Kaddish," a long poem written about the madness and death of his mother, Naomi, is widely considered to be one his major works. This special fiftieth-anniversary edition of Kaddish & Other Poems features an illuminating afterw ... more

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  • Cover image of book Phantom Noise by Brian Turner
    Phantom Noise - by Brian Turner

    £9.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781852248765 | ISBN 10: 1852248769

    Shortlisted for the 2010 T.S. Eliot Prize  Brian Turner's first book of poems, Here, Bullet, was a harrowing, first-hand account of the Iraq War by a soldier-poet. In Phantom Noise he pumps up the volume as he faces and tries to deal with the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Door by Margaret Atwood
    The Door - by Margaret Atwood

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844084951 | ISBN 10: 1844084957

    The Door is Margaret Atwood's first book of poetry since the 1995 Morning in the Burned House.  Its lucid yet urgent poems range in tone from lyric to ironic to meditative to prophetic, and in subject from the personal to the political viewed in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Voices Draped in Black by Ifi Amadiume
    Voices Draped in Black - by Ifi Amadiume

    £13.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781592215935 | ISBN 10: 1592215939

    This new collection contains poems written intermittently from the 1980s to the present, celebrating activism and activists, known and unknown, women and men, and the spirit of struggle.Some were assassinated, while some are still alive and some hav ... more

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  • Cover image of book African Affirmations: Songs for Patriots by Askia Toure
    African Affirmations: Songs for Patriots - by Askia Toure

    £13.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781592215553 | ISBN 10: 1592215556

    "At a time when human existence is threatened by the absurdity of power and greed, Toure advances a poetry that celebrates and castigates, that kisses, curses and sings, reminding us as Blake, Whitman, Bly, Cardenal and Mackey that our soul emerges f ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Rose that Grew from Concrete by Tupac Shakur
    The Rose that Grew from Concrete - by Tupac Shakur

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781416511656 | ISBN 10: 1416511652

    His talent was unbounded, a raw force that commanded attention and respect.His death was tragic - a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable - remaining vibrant and alive.Here now, are Tupac Shakur's most honest and inti ... more

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  • Cover image of book Halala Madiba: Nelson Mandela in Poetry by Edited by Richard Bartlett
    Halala Madiba: Nelson Mandela in Poetry - by Edited by Richard Bartlett

    £9.95   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780955233906 | ISBN 10: 0955233909

    From the day the cell door closed on Nelson Mandela 40 years ago, poets took up the fight for freedom - not just his freedom, but that of an entire people. This book brings together almost 100 poems from 25 countries that show how a generation of poe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beautiful. And Ugly Too by M.K. Asante, Jr
    Beautiful. And Ugly Too - by M.K. Asante, Jr

    £11.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781592214228 | ISBN 10: 1592214223

    Beautiful. And Ugly Too, the critically-acclaimed, second poetry collection from award-winning author M.K. Asante, Jr, reveals through its delicate rhythm, the plurality of being alive. The poems, sketched from influences and drawn from experiences a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Collected Poems: Her Blue Body Everything We Know : Earthling Poems 1965-1990 by Alice Walker
    Collected Poems: Her Blue Body Everything We Know : Earthling Poems 1965-1990 - by Alice Walker

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780753819616 | ISBN 10: 0753819619

    The collected poems of the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Color Purple.  ' I am the woman offering two flowers whose roots are twin. Justice and Hope Hope and Justice Let us begin'  Alice Walker has been writin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dream Work by Mary Oliver
    Dream Work - by Mary Oliver

    £9.99   paperback   (1994) - ISBN 13: 9780871130693 | ISBN 10: 0871130696

    Dream Work, a collection of forty-five poems, follows both chronologically and logically Mary Oliver's American Primitive, which won her the Pulitzer Prize for the finest book of poetry published in 1983 by an American poet. The depth and diversity ... more

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  • Cover image of book Langston Hughes: Selected Poems by Langston Hughes
    Langston Hughes: Selected Poems - by Langston Hughes

    £9.99   paperback   (1987) - ISBN 13: 9781852421274 | ISBN 10: 1852421274

    For over 40 years, until his death in 1967, Langston Hughes captured in his poetry the lives of black people in the USA. Selected Poems is made up of Hughes' own choice of his poetry, published first in 1959.It includes all of Hughes' best known poe ... more

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