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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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A Poet for Every Day of the Year

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An inspirational, life affirming, provocative, moving or entertaining poem for each and every day of the year.
€21.99 €27.05

Tomorrow Is Beautiful

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€14.99 €17.55

Call Us What We Carry, Poems

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The debut collection from the bestselling phenomenon who performed at the Presidential Inauguration.
€16.99 €20.25

Philadelphia, Here I Come!

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€13.50

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.
€14.85

A Doll's House

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€14.85

Howdie-Skelp

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The hard-hitting new poetry collection from 'Ireland's most ingenious poet'
€16.99 €20.25

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

Poetry Pharmacy

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€17.55

The Year's at the Spring: An Anthology of Best-Loved Poems

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A beautiful new publication of a century-old anthology with illustrations by Harry Clarke.
€9.00

Syncopated Blue

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Influenced by his father’s and grandfather’s poetry, Ryan Hennessy started writing poems as a young boy growing up in Co. Kildare.
€13.00

Home Body

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A revised hardcover edition of the Number One Sunday Times bestseller home body by rupi kaur, author of the Number One Sunday Times bestsellers milk and honey and the sun and her flowers. Rupi's long-awaited hardcover edition debuts exclusive poems and is beautifully clothbound and foil stamped.
€17.99 €20.25

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.
€13.50

Macbeth

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

TO STAR THE DARK

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€14.90

Warning: When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple

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Twice-voted poem of the year, Warning is an uplifting poem about growing older - now beautifully redesigned with new illustrations
€8.99 €9.45

Romeo and Juliet

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

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

Leonard Cohen Poems

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An anthology that includes such legendary songs as "Suzanne", "Sisters of Mercy", "Bird on the Wire", "Famous Blue Raincoat" and "I'm Your Man" and poems from many collections including "Flowers for Hitler", "Beautiful Losers" and "Death of a Lady's Man".
€14.85

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

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

Othello

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

New Selected Poems

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New and selected poems by Ireland's most acclaimed contemporary female poet.
€17.55

Books and Libraries: Poems

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more recent luminaries include Brecht, Cavafy, Gabriela Mistral, Dylan Thomas, Iku Takenaka, Pablo Neruda, Wislawa Szymborska, Anne Stevenson, Maya Angelou, Derek Walcott, John Burnside and Ian McMillan.
€16.20

The Luckiest Guy Alive

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The original punk poet, now a beloved national treasure, this is the outstanding long-awaited collection by the inimitable Bard of Salford, Dr John Cooper Clarke
€14.85

What Day Is it?

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What day is it? Who gives a f*ck. I teach, I clean, I play, I cook.
€9.95

Home Body

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€17.55

The Essential Brendan Kennelly: Selected Poems

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Published on his 75th birthday, this new selection presents just over a hundred of Brendan Kennelly's most essential poems, accompanied by an audio CD of his own readings drawn from two classic recordings.
€17.55

Pocket Irish Poetry

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

Penguin's Poems for Life

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Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare's idea of the 'seven ages' of a human life, this anthology brings together the poems in English. Beginning with babies, it is divided into sections on childhood, growing up, making a living and making love, family life, getting older, and approaching death, ending with poems of mourning and commemoration.
€13.50

Poetry, Memory and the Party: Journals 1974-2014

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€17.50

Collected Poems

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€14.85

Hamlet

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

Emily Dickinson

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Unpublished in her lifetime, Emily Dickinson's intensely personal lyrics have much been admired since her death. This is a collection of her work.
€6.75

New and Selected Poems: v. 1

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€20.25

Dog Songs: Poems

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In her collection Dog Songs, Pulitzer prize-winning poet Mary Oliver celebrates of the unique bond between human and dog. Published for the first time in the UK, this is an essential gift for dog lovers of all ages.
€15.99 €17.55

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.
€18.00

The Collected Poems of W.B.Yeats

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This volume includes all of Yeats's published poetry, from the hauntingly beautiful early lyrics by which he is still best remembered, to the later work which some argue put beyond question his status as one of the foremost poets of his age.
€6.00

The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus

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Free when packaged with any Damrosch World Literature title.
€12.15