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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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One for Everyone: More Poems I Love

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More favourite poems from Kathleen Watkins.
€15.00

Philadelphia, Here I Come!

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€12.95

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

The Lost Spells

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

Pathogens Love a Patsy: Pandemic & Other Poems

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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.
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THE FIRE OF JOY

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€21.99 €25.95

Poetry Pharmacy

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A Doll's House

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The Student Edition of Ibsen's classic play, in Michael Meyer's definitive translation.
€14.85

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

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

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
€20.25

As If By Magic: Selected Poems

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€20.00

Swimming Lessons: Poems

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The debut collection of poetry from Lili Reinhart, the actress and outspoken advocate for mental health awareness and body positivity.
€11.99 €12.95

Against the Clock

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€11.95

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

Best-loved Yeats: William Butler Yeats

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An illustrated collection of forty of Yeats' best-loved works, on topics including Love, Politics, Old Age, Myth and Legend includes people, places and events that were important to him.
€15.00

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

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.
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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

By the Bog of Cats

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Set in the mysterious landscape of the bogs of rural Ireland, Carr's lyrical and timeless play tells the story of Hester Swane, an Irish traveller with a deep and unearthly connection to her land.
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Death of a Naturalist

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Reissues Seamus Heaney's collection, which on its appearance in 1966 won the Cholmondeley Award, the E C Gregory Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize.
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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".
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Poems to Save the World With

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A brilliant, thoughtful anthology of poems full of hope, selected and illustrated by Chris Riddell.
€17.55

A Woman without a Country

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The poems in this new collection, by arguably the most important living Irish woman poet, seek out the delicate intersections between generation, identity, and the deep losses inflicted by history on those who can bear them least.
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Faith Healer

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Throughout the remote and forgotten corners of the British Isles, Frank Hardy offers the promise of redemption to the sick and the suffering. But his is an unreliable gift, a dangerous calling which brings him into conflict with his wife Grace and his manager Teddy.
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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

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.
€23.00

Othello

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

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.
€25.95

The Poems of Dorothy Molloy

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Dorothy Molloy was a star in the making when Faber prepared her debut Hare Soup (2004) for publication, before tragedy struck, and she died four days before advance copies arrived.
€23.00

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

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.
€25.70

King Lear

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

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