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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

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

Poetry Pharmacy

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€15.99 €17.55

Philadelphia, Here I Come!

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€12.95

Pocket Irish Poetry

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

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 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

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 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 €13.55

Collected Poems

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€14.85

Dancing By The Light Of The Moon

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€17.99 €20.30

Romeo and Juliet

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

Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year

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A daily piece of Shakespeare to inspire and delight.
€19.99 €25.70

Tongues of Fire

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A remarkable first collection by an important new poet In this collection, Sean Hewitt gives us poems of a rare musicality and grace. The collection ends with a series of elegies for the poet's father: in the face of despair, we are met with a fierce brightness, and a reclamation of the spiritual.
€11.99 €12.95

Blood Brothers

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Twin brothers are seperated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. She gives one of them away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and they grow up as friends, in ignorance of their fraternity until the inevitable quarrel unleashes a blood-bath.
€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.
€12.95

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.
€12.95

Hamlet

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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

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

Selected Poems

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€12.95

The Collected Poems

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Includes simple images that summon the rural landscape of New England, and the author unfailingly moves the reader with his profound grasp of the human condition. This title comprises all eleven volumes of author's poems.
€14.85

The M Pages

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A stirring poetry collection exploring family and grief from Colette Bryce, one of the most exciting Irish poets at work today.
€14.85

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

A Streetcar Named Desire

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Fading southern belle Blanche Dubois depends on the kindness of strangers and is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brutish husband Stanley.
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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.
€13.45

Cat Poems

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€10.80

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

Hope is the Thing with Feathers (Women's Voices Series)

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€17.55

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

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.
€12.95

Poems to Fix a F**ked Up World

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Short sharp shots of poetry to help you face the sh*t.
€11.99 €12.95

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.
€5.99

The Humans

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'Matt Haig is a supreme talent and a writer to cherish, and The Humans is undoubtedly his magnum opus' Guardian
€12.15

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

Three Dublin Plays: "Shadow of a Gunman", "Juno and the Paycock" and "Plough and the Stars"

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This volume contains the three plays commonly recognized as the height of O'Casey's achievement as a playwright. His tragi-comedy has relevance to the violent politics in the North and the post-nationalist bewilderments in the Republic.
€14.85

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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

Against the Clock

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€11.95

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