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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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Poetry Pharmacy

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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

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

Home Body

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€13.99 €17.55

One for Everyone: More Poems I Love

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More favourite poems from Kathleen Watkins.
€8.99 €15.00

Philadelphia, Here I Come!

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€13.50

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

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

THE FIRE OF JOY

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€21.99 €27.05

Lovers (Winners and Losers)

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€11.50

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

I Would Leave Me If I Could

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New Selected Poems

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

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

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

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

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

Macbeth

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

Pathogens Love a Patsy: Pandemic & Other Poems

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€12.00

Romeo and Juliet

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

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 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

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

As If By Magic: Selected Poems

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€18.00

Collected Poems

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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

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

Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year

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A daily piece of Shakespeare to inspire and delight.
€25.65

The Field

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A fascinating play about a man's greed for land.
€8.00

The Lost Spells

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

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

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

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

A Doll's House

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The Student Edition of Ibsen's classic play, in Michael Meyer's definitive translation.
€13.10

A Terrible Beauty: Poetry of 1916

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A collection of poems of revolution and dreams and visions of freedom and nationhood for Ireland - focusing on before, during and after the 1916 Rising.
€15.00

All the Sonnets of Shakespeare

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Intended for all readers of Shakespeare, this beautiful and ground-breaking book arranges Shakespeare's sonnets printed in 1609 in chronological order and intersperses the sonnets from the plays among them. A lively introduction provides essential background, while explanatory notes and modern English paraphrases illuminate the sonnets' meanings.
€17.55