Poetry moves us when we read it but when we say or hear the words aloud it can be spellbinding. From Geoffrey Chaucer to Emily Dickinson, Emily Bronte to Benjamin Zephaniah, the poems included in this treasury have been chosen because they delight the ear as much as they do the mind.
‘Paradise Lost was the first literary work in English written on a planetary scale... In sublimity and magnitude, it comes closer than anything in our language to the swollen red sun sinking in a tropical sea…’ Guardian
READ THE STORY BEHIND THE NEW BBC/NETFLIX EPIC SERIES, TROY: FALL OF A CITY
A stunning new translation of Homer's great war epic, the legendary tale of honour, love, loss and revenge during the fall of the city of Troy.
Wilfred Owen was the greatest poet of the First World War - his best work is collected here, published in a new hardback edition to commemorate the end of the war that Owen has taught us never to forget
'[His] voice speaks clearly on the page in poems of harrowing intimacy, politics and love. He holds a mirror up to himself: but we can see ourselves over his shoulder, whoever we are' - Carol Ann Duffy, Guardian
Published to coincide with Refugee Week 2018, an anthology featuring work by Michael Morpurgo, Kit de Waal, Simon Armitage, Chris Riddell and more, focusing on the experiences of young refugees and asylum seekers
Noor Unnahar is a young female voice with power and depth. The Pakistani poet’s moving, personal work collects and makes sense of the phases of collapsing and rebuilding one’s self on the treacherous modern path from teenager to adult. Tinged with the heartbreak of a broken home and the complexity of a rich cultural background, yesterday i was the moon stands out from the Insta-poetry crowd as a collection worth keeping.
Age is no barrier to creating poetry that inspires social change and positive action. Award-winning teenage slam poet Solli Raphael is taking on the world … one word at a time.
The future needs you and me
to create equality across all levels of humanity
From Pakistani poet and Instagram darling Noor Unnahar comes a journal that encourages writers to explore their inner poet, through a variety of evocative and thought-provoking prompts, using Noor's captivating voice as a guide.