A First Poetry Book

Author: Pie Corbett,Gaby Morgan

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330543741

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 314

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The first in a brand-new series of poetry books created with KS1 teachers and students in mind, but packed with glorious poems that will appeal to a wide audience. This topic-based collection features brand-new poems about fairies, mermaids, princesses, monsters, mythical creatures, dinosaurs, pets, transport, families, seasons, school, people who help us, pirates, the senses, space, feelings, holidays and festivals, minibeasts, food, where we live, nature, friends and the past.

Christmas Poems

Author: N.A

Publisher: Enitharmon Press

ISBN: 9781900564137

Category: Poetry

Page: 65

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U.A. Fanthorpe's Christmas Poems gathers together the poems she wrote and sent to friends as Christmas cards from 1974 to 2002. Now readers can enjoy Fanthorpe's yearly output in its entirety. Her subject matter covers a broad range of seasonal characters, from angels to personified Christmas trees, and a variety of styles to match, from moments of beautiful lyricism to the comically touching Gloucestershire foxes begging baby Jesus to visit: 'Come live wi we under Westridge / Where the huntin folk be few'. Fanthorpe is witty and highly original, rethinking the Christmas story from quirky angles, to create her own alternative Christmas legend – from the cat and the sheep-dog left out of the stable, to the wicked fairy's gifts for Jesus. Above all, these poems are celebrations of Christmas joy and love.

Space Poems

Author: Gaby Morgan

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330440578

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 85

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A collection of poems about galaxies, the moon, planets, stars, rockets, astronauts, UFOs, aliens, black holes, the milkyway, and space pets, ideal for starters.

The Collected Poems of Robert Frost

Author: Robert Frost

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785834230

Category: Poetry

Page: 224

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Likely one of the most well-known poets in American literary history, Robert Frost, born in California, lived much of his life in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, thus, his most popular poetry depicted subtle New England charm. Frost’s style was largely free verse, though he did find a fair amount of structure in poetry could often be inspiring. Forever searching for 'the sound of sense,' Robert Frost's lyrical poetry is eloquent, precise, and robust. The Collected Poems of Robert Frost, includes the inspiring poetry of Frost's first three collections, including his earliest major poems "The Road Not Taken" and "Mending Wall" making this edition one you shouldn't miss!

Poems from the First World War

Published in Association with Imperial War Museums

Author: Gaby Morgan

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447255631

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Poems from the First World War is a moving and powerful collection of poems written by soldiers, nurses, mothers, sweethearts and family and friends who experienced WWI from different standpoints. It records the early excitement and patriotism, the bravery, friendship and loyalty of the soldiers, and the heartbreak, disillusionment and regret as the war went on to damage a generation. It includes poems from Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, Vera Brittain, Eleanor Farjeon, Edward Thomas, Laurence Binyon, John McCrae, Siegfried Sassoon and many more. The Imperial War Museum was founded in 1917 to collect and display material relating to the ‘Great War’, which was still being fought. Today IWM is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present. They seek to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and wartime experience.

The Flame

Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings

Author: Leonard Cohen

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374718709

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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“There are very, very few people who occupy the ground that Leonard Cohen walks on.” —BONO The Flame is the final work from Leonard Cohen, the revered poet and musician whose fans span generations and whose work is celebrated throughout the world. Featuring poems, excerpts from his private notebooks, lyrics, and hand-drawn self-portraits, The Flame offers an unprecedentedly intimate look inside the life and mind of a singular artist. A reckoning with a life lived deeply and passionately, with wit and panache, The Flame is a valedictory work. “This volume contains my father’s final efforts as a poet,” writes Cohen’s son, Adam Cohen, in his foreword. “It was what he was staying alive to do, his sole breathing purpose at the end.” Leonard Cohen died in late 2016. But “each page of paper that he blackened,” in the words of his son, “was lasting evidence of a burning soul.”

The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems

Author: June Crebbin

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780141308982

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 110

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A fantastic introduction to new and traditional poetry for children under seven. Brilliantly illustrated by several different illustrators, it includes poems about mealtimes, playtime, animals, family, bedtime and lots more.

Poetry of the First World War

Author: Marcus Clapham

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509848797

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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The First World War was one of the deadliest conflicts in modern history and produced horrors undreamed of by the young men who cheerfully volunteered for a war that was supposed to be over by Christmas. Whether in the patriotic enthusiasm of Rupert Brooke, the disillusionment of Charles Hamilton Sorley, or the bitter denunciations of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, the war produced an astonishing outpouring of powerful poetry. The major poets are all represented in this beautiful Macmillan Collector’s Library anthology, Poetry of the First World War, alongside many others whose voices are less well known, and their verse is accompanied by contemporary motifs. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. This anthology is edited by author and editor Marcus Clapham.

The Works Key Stage 1

Author: Pie Corbett

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 9781447274841

Category:

Page: 352

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Every kind of poem you will every need for Key Stage 1 A fantastic book of really great poems for Reception and Year 1 and 2. It contains poems which cover every form and theme of the Literacy Strategy, an index of poem types, advice for writing poems, advice for reading poems, lots of poetry activities and some workshop ideas and lesson plans.

John Thelwall

Selected Poetry and Poetics

Author: J. Thompson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137344830

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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Drawing on newly-discovered manuscripts, this collection is the first modern edition of poetry by John Thelwall, the famed radical Romantic and champion of the working class. Eight key essays and 125 fully-annotated poems introduce his work in correspondence with historical traditions and current critical paradigms.

Poems of Thomas Hardy

A New Selection

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509847499

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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Thomas Hardy saw himself, first and foremost, as a poet, and he wrote poetry throughout his prolific and acclaimed novel-writing years before announcing in 1896 that he would no longer write novels, much to the astonishment of his worldwide readership. Instead he went on to publish eight masterful volumes of poetry - ranging from lyrics and ballads to dramatic monologues and satire - and is now regarded as one of the greatest twentieth-century poets. Choosing the best verse from each volume, the Poems of Thomas Hardy is the perfect introduction to Hardy's lyrical, soul-searching and profoundly sincere poetry, covering subjects ranging from his grief at the death of his first wife to his experiences of war. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition is edited and introduced by editor Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Evidence of Dragons

Author: Pie Corbett

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 9780230751941

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 88

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A stunning collection of poems from a master wordsmith. EVIDENCE OF DRAGONS brings Pie Corbett's achingly beautiful poems together for the very first time. His poems are full of the wonder of the ordinary and introduce us to characters and topics as varied as THE LAST UNICORN, MY BROTHER'S PIG, THE DRAGON WHISTLER, STARS, SHADOW PUPPETS and THE CLOUD APPRECIATION SOCIETY. "The Dragon Whistler tucks stars into her pocket, reaches for a sunset; purses her moonlit lips and whistles..."

Hypnotize a Tiger

Poems About Just About Everything

Author: Calef Brown

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 080509928X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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The best-selling creator of Flamingos on the Roof presents a nonsense poetry collection that tackles a variety of themes and poetic styles, and is designed for appeal to slightly older students. Simultaneous eBook.

Standing Water

Poems

Author: Eleanor Chai

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374714916

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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A profound literary debut that recounts a child’s singular story Since I made you, you may imagine I set myself on fire— or better, say: you lit the funeral pyre from ten thousand days away. A young woman in Paris encounters an uncanny presence on a tour of a small museum. A study by Rodin of the dancer Little Hanako—titled Head of Sorrow—triggers in the young woman recognition of her mother, a mother erased from her life since childhood. Thus begins Eleanor Chai’s Standing Water, one of the most remarkable first books of poetry in recent years. It is a journey into the past as well as the present—into the narrative hidden from the poet since birth, as well as the strategies that she has adopted to survive. It is a journey about how we learn to cope with, to perceive and describe, the world. It is a story about savage privilege and deprivation. Haunting the whole is the figure of the real Little Hanako—Rodin’s model, a Japanese artist displaced in Europe, the medium through which other artists dream and discover the world.

Poems

Author: Elizabeth Bishop

Publisher: CCV

ISBN: 9780701186289

Category: American poetry

Page: 352

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This is the definitive centenary edition of the work of one of America's greatest poets, recognised today as a master of her art and acclaimed by poets and readers alike. Her poems display honesty and humour, grief and acceptance, observing nature and human nature with painstaking accuracy. They often start outwardly, with geography and landscape - from New England and Nova Scotia, where Bishop grew up, to Florida and Brazil, where she later lived - and move inexorably toward the interior, exploring questions of knowledge and perception, love and solitude, and the ability or inability of form to control chaos. This new edition, edited by Saskia Hamilton, includes Bishop's four published volumes (North & South, A Cold Spring, Questions of Travel and Geography III), as well as uncollected poems, translations and an illuminating selection of unpublished manuscript poems, reproduced in facsimile, revealing exactly how finished, or unfinished, Bishop left them. It offers readers the opportunity to enjoy the complete poems of one of the most distinguished American poets of the twentieth century.

The Complete Poems

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374533663

Category: Poetry

Page: 768

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The complete poems of the most admired British poet of his generation This entirely new edition brings together all of Philip Larkin's poems. In addition to those that appear in Collected Poems (1988) and Early Poems and Juvenilia (2005), some unpublished pieces from Larkin's typescripts and workbooks are included, as well as verse--by turns scurrilous, satirical, affectionate, and sentimental--that had been tucked away in his letters. For the first time, Larkin's poems are given a comprehensive commentary. This draws critically upon, and substantially extends, the accumulated scholarship on Larkin, and covers closely relevant historical contexts, persons and places, allusions and echoes, and linguistic usage. Prominence is given to the poet's comments on his own work, which often outline the circumstances that gave rise to a poem or state that he was trying to achieve. Larkin often played down his literariness, but his poetry enrichingly alludes to and echoes the writings of many others. Archie Burnett's commentary establishes Larkin as a more complex and more literary poet than many readers have suspected.

New Collected Poems

Author: Marianne Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0374221049

Category: Poetry

Page: 480

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"The definitive collected edition of one of our most innovative and beloved poets, Marianne Moore"--

Cancer Poetry

Author: Iain Twiddy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137362006

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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This is the first critical study to offer a sustained analysis of the theme of cancer in contemporary poetry. In discussing works by major poets, including Paul Muldoon, Jo Shapcott and Christopher Reid, Cancer Poetry traces the complex ways in which poets represent cancer, and assesses how poetry can be instrumental to emotional recovery.

What Are We Fighting For? (Macmillan Poetry)

New Poems About War

Author: Brian Moses,Roger Stevens

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447248627

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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What Are We Fighting For? explores the concept of war in a brilliantly accessible way for younger readers. Fascinating and moving in equal measure, there are poems about incredibly brave dogs, cats and pigeons; the Christmas truce of WWI when soldiers played football in No Man's Land; poems about rationing and what it was like to be an evacuee, poems about modern warfare and the reality of war today; plus lots of amazing true historical facts. This cross-curricular poetry book is a brilliant way to get young readers thinking about both the historical and philosophical aspects of war.

Read Me 1: A Poem For Every Day of the Year

Author: Gaby Morgan

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 1743538758

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 492

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The bestselling poetry anthology, with over a quarter of a million copies sold. Read Me contains a poem for every day of the year from the very best modern and classic poets. 365 rhymes, verses and poems from the likes of Brian Patten, William Wordsworth, A. A. Milne, Emily Dickinson, Wes Magee, William Blake, Seamus Heaney, Ian McMillan, Gareth Owen and Walter de la Mare.