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GROWN MEN AREN'T SUPPOSED TO CRY. But in this fascinating anthology, one hundred men - distinguished in literature and film, science and architecture, theatre and human rights - confess to being moved to tears by poems that haunt them. Representing twenty nationalities and ranging in age from their ea... read more

Poems that make Grown Men Cry
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Songs of Innocence and Experienceis one of the best-loved poetry collections of all time, an innovative and groundbreaking experiment in which Blake intertwined text and image to dazzling effect. The volume, published sometimes as two separate collections, juxtapos... read more

Songs of Innocence and Experience
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In his insightful collection of poems Clive James looks back over an extraordinarily rich life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty. There are regrets, but no trace of self-pity in these verses, which - for all their open dealings with death and illness - are primarily a cele... read more

Sentenced to Life
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'The poem that defined a generation'Guardianon 'Howl' 'I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked' Beat movement icon and visionary poet, Allen Ginsberg broke boundaries with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse. This volume brings together the poems that made his... read more

Howl, Kaddish & Other Poems (Popular Penguin)
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Inspired by the natural worlds surrounding T3bingen in Germany, Cambridge in England, the village of Schull in southwest Ireland and the West Australian wheatbelt, Kinsella explores through his poems the protection and valuing of human and animal life, and the environment itself. Re... read more

On the Outskirts
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Although a very prolific poet--and arguably America's greatest--Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) published fewer than a dozen of her eighteen hundred poems. Instead, she created at home small handmade books. When, in her later years, she stopped producing these, she was still writing a gr... read more

Envelope Poems
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'One of the most important and influential writers of our time' Sunday Times
Clive James has been close to death for several years, and he has written about the experience in a series of deeply moving poems. In Sentenced to Life, he was clear-sighted as he faced the end, ... read more

The River in the Sky
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Series:Uwap Poetry

Rallying was written alongside Quinn Eades's first book, all the beginnings: a queer autobiography of the body, and before he began transitioning from female to male. A collection very much concerned with the body, and the ways in which we create and write under, around, without, and with c... read more

Rallying
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 Allen & Unwin Fiction

Series:Faber Poetry Ser.

Ariel, first published in 1965, contains many of Sylvia Plath's best-known poems, written in an extraordinary burst of creativity just before her death in 1963. Including poems such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Edge', 'Daddy' and 'Paralytic', it was the first of four collections to be publish... read more

Ariel
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In this selection of poems covering the period 1972 to 2002. This beautifully elegant volume excludes the cartoon element, focusing on Leunig's brilliant texts, with all their absurdity, hilarity, poignancy and joyfulness. Michael Leunig pokes fun at human folly and pretentiousness, deplores the idioc... read more

Curly Verse: Selected Poems (Popular Penguin)
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'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 lo... read more

Carrying the World
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InThe Best Australian Poems 2015, you will find the who's who of contemporary poets and the pick of new voices. Sometimes satirical, sometimes erotic, covering family, religion, war and mortality, Geoff Page's selection celebrates the vital, the vigorous and the graceful voices that populate our poetr... read more

Best Australian Poems 2015
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