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Poetry & Drama

The power of poetry and plays to help us find courage, solace, and energy is widely acknowledged. In reading poetry we are free to extract our own meanings, and we accept that there is no one right answer. Plays bring to life the stories we tell, encouraging empathy and imagination.

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100 Poems

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Seamus Heaney had the idea to form a personal selection of poems from across the entire arc of his writing life, small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers. But now, finally, the project has been returned to, resulting in an intimate gathering of poems chosen and introduced by the Heaney family.
€12.99 €14.85

One for Everyone: More Poems I Love

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More favourite poems from Kathleen Watkins.
€8.99 €15.00

Home Body

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€13.99 €17.55

Poetry Pharmacy

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€15.99 €17.55

The Historians

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A new collection from Eavan Boland, a pioneering figure in Irish poetry who has been credited with inspiring a generation. This will be her final collection, following her passing in April 2020.
€14.85

Dearly: Poems

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The collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist and poet By turns moving, playful and wise, the poems gathered in Dearly are about absences and endings, ageing and retrospection, but also about gifts and renewals. Due 10th November 2020.
€16.99 €20.25

Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass

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THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT BOOK OF POETRY FROM LANA DEL REY, VIOLET BENT BACKWARDS OVER THE GRASS
€19.99 €22.95

Philadelphia, Here I Come!

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€13.50

THE FIRE OF JOY

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€21.99 €27.05

Poem for Every Day of the Year A

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An inspiring anthology to keep you company for every day of your life.
€27.00

Milk and Honey

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milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss and femininity.
€12.95

The Lost Spells

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The unmissable sequel to bestselling, award-winning, multi-adaptation hit The Lost Words.
€17.99 €20.30

Little History of Poetry

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A vital, engaging, and hugely enjoyable guide to poetry, from ancient times to the present, by one of our greatest champions of literature
€20.30

Pocket Irish Poetry

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This beautifully illustrated collection contains the greatest poems from the greatest Irish poets.
€6.00

Soundings: Poems We Did for Our Leaving Certificate

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Soundings was first published in 1969. It was intended as an 'interim' anthology of poetry for the Leaving Certificate until such time as a more permanent volume could be devised. Twenty six years later it was replaced. In the meantime it had passed through the hands of hundreds of thousands of students in Ireland.
€17.00

Staying Human: new poems for Staying Alive

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Staying Human is the latest addition to Bloodaxe's Staying Alive series of world poetry anthologies which have introduced many thousands of new readers to contemporary poetry. This fourth volume in the series offers poetry lovers an even broader, international selection, with a strong focus on 21st-century poems addressing current issues.
€17.55

The Sun and her Flowers

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From Rupi Kaur comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. Illustrated by Kaur, 'The Sun and Her Flowers' is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. It is a celebration of love in all its forms.
€17.55

I Would Leave Me If I Could

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€19.99 €22.95

Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry

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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.
€22.95

Pathogens Love a Patsy: Pandemic & Other Poems

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€12.00

Thousand Mornings

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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver celebrates morning, in a collection published for the first time in the UK, along with selected backlist.
€12.15

Collected Poems

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This volume contains all the major lyric poems reflecting the diverse moods and phases of this important and inspiring poet, from He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven and The Lake Isle of Innisfree to Sailing to Byzantium.
€13.50

Lovers (Winners and Losers)

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€11.50

The Candlelight Master

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'I can't bear the thought of a world without Michael Longley, yet his poetry keeps hurtling towards that fact more and more urgently as it stretches in an unflinching way beyond comfort or certainty.' So wrote Maria Johnston, reviewing Longley's previous book Angel Hill.
€11.99 €13.50

Washing Up

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€12.50

As If By Magic: Selected Poems

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€18.00

Blue Horses

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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver celebrates the beauty of nature, in a collection published for the first time in the UK, along with selected backlist.
€12.15

Book of Longing

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Leonard Cohen made his name as a poet before he came to worldwide attention as a singer and songwriter. This collection of his poetry was written in Montreal, Mumbai and during his retirement in Mt Baldy.
€13.50

Collected Poems

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€14.85

New Selected Poems

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New and selected poems by Ireland's most acclaimed contemporary female poet.
€15.45

Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times

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Britain's most popular anthology of contemporary poetry which has sold over 200,000 copies.
€16.20

THE MAGIC HOUR

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€15.99 €17.55

The Ordinary Woman and Other Poems I Love

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This is Kathleen Watkins's personal, curated collection of her favourite poems. A small but perfectly formed anthology, it covers the best of Irish poets from Seamus Heaney to Carol Ann Duffy.
€15.00

Collected Poems

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This volume contains all of Sylvia Plath's mature poetry written from 1956 up to her death in 1963. It was awarded the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. The text is preceded by an introduction by Ted Hughes and followed by notes and comments on individual poems. An appendix contains 50 earlier poems.
€25.65

Death of a Naturalist

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Featuring lyrical and descriptive powers, this book marked the auspicious debut of one of the century's finest poets.
€16.99 €17.55

Felicity

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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver celebrates love, life and beauty in a collection published for the first time in the UK, along with selected backlist.
€12.15

Hamlet

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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.
€3.40

How to Enjoy Poetry

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One of four new titles in the 'Little Ways to Live a Big Life' series - essential reading to live a fulfilled and meaningful existence.
€13.50

Massacre of the Birds

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€12.00