Emergency Poet

An Anti-Stress Poetry Anthology

Author: Deborah Alma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782434054

Category:

Page: 192

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A brilliant new anthology of poems that will help you to overcome stress, depression and other anxieties. Arranged by spiritual ailment, the sections include a range of verse, new and old, which may be of comfort to those in need of a pick-me-up for the soul. The collection has been carefully compiled by Deborah Alma, the world's first and only emergency poet, who travels to schools, libraries, festivals and other events in her 1970s ambulance to offer consultations and prescribe poems as cures for various maladies. This collection is designed to lift your mood and offers poetic help whenever it may be required.
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Everyday Poet

Author: Deborah Alma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782436577

Category:

Page: 192

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#MeToo

Rallying Against Sexual Assault and Harassment - a Women's Poetry Anthology

Author: Deborah Alma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911048299

Category: Poetry

Page: 150

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80 poets brought together by editor Deborah Alma in a women's poetry anthology that has risen up out of the collective rage that found a voice in the wake of the #MeToo social media campaign. Foreword by Jess Phillips MP.
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Winning Words

Inspiring Poems for Everyday Life

Author: William Sieghart

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571290132

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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Faster, higher, stronger: winning words are those that inspire you on to Olympian goals. From falling in love to overcoming adversity, celebrating a new born or learning to live with dignity: here is a book to inspire and to thrill through life's most magical moments. From William Shakespeare to Carol Ann Duffy, our most popular and best loved poets and poems are gathered in one essential collection, alongside many lesser known treasures that are waiting to be discovered. These are poems that help you to see the miraculous in the commonplace and turn the everyday into the exceptional - to discover, in Kipling's words, that yours is the Earth and everything that's in it.
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Poetry by Heart

Poems for Learning and Reciting

Author: Andrew Motion

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241971624

Category: Poetry

Page: 300

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Poetry by Heart - based on the hugely successful nationwide schools competition, 200 magical poems to learn by heart 'The poems we learn stay with us for the rest of our lives. They become personal and invaluable, and what's more they are free gifts - there for the taking' Simon Armitage Two years ago former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion had the idea of setting up Poetry by Heart - a nationwide annual competition for secondary schools which asked contestants to learn two or three poems and be judged on their recitations, first at school level, then regional, then in a national final held at London's National Portrait Gallery. It's proved a huge success, with hundreds of schools participating in the first year, and numbers up by 20% in the second. Coinciding with the start of the third year of competition, and published on National Poetry Day whose theme coincidentally in 2014 is Recitation, this Poetry by Heart anthology brings together the pool of poems - 200 altogether - from which contestants make their choices. Specially picked by Motion and his three co-editors, these poems make up a treasure house - of almost-unknown poems and familiar poems from the mainstream; love poems and war poems; funny poems and heartbroken poems; poems that recreate the world we know and poems written on the dark side of the moon. And all chosen with a view to their being recited out loud. From William Wordsworth to Wilfred Owen, Emily Brontë to Elizabeth Bishop this wonderfully enjoyable anthology will be enjoyed by all ages and includes the best poets from the past to the present day. In a groundbreaking feature, the book includes QR codes which allow readers to use their mobile phones to listen to recordings of the poems - many of them specially recorded by the poets themselves. Sir Andrew Motion was Poet Laureate from 1999 till 2009, and is Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway College, London. Jean Sprackland'sTilt won the Costa Poetry award in 2008. She is a Reader in Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. Julie Blake is co-Founder and Director of The Full English, an organization based in Bristol which provides support to teachers of English Literature. Mike Dixon is an educational consultant specializing in English in the classroom.
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Poems for a world gone to sh*t

the amazing power of poetry to make even the most f**ked up times feel better

Author: Quercus Poetry

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

ISBN: 1787471020

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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DISCOVER THE AMAZING POWER OF POETRY TO MAKE EVEN THE MOST F**KED UP TIMES FEEL BETTER A beautiful little book of short, simple, classic and contemporary poems to dip into, to make life feel better. From Shakespeare and Shelley to Lemn Sissay and Kate Tempest, poets have always been the best at showing us we're not alone, however sh*t things might seem. Funny, reflective, romantic and life-affirming - here is an anthology of poems to remind you to keep on looking at the stars: from that first 'what the f*ck' moment to empowering you to do something about this sh*t and ultimately realising that life is still beautiful after all. Rediscover old favourites and find some new treasures - you might be surprised just how much poetry can help. For fans of The Poetry Pharmacy, The Reading Cure and The Emergency Poet.
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Stressed, Unstressed: Classic Poems to Ease the Mind

Author: Jonathan Bate,Paula Byrne,Sophie Ratcliffe,Andrew Schuman

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008168164

Category: Poetry

Page: 224

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In this little book is one of the oldest of all remedies for stress: the reading of poetry.
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The Poetry Pharmacy

Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul

Author: William Sieghart

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1846149800

Category: Poetry

Page: 176

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'Truly a marvellous collection ... There is balm for the soul, fire for the belly, a cooling compress for the fevered brow, solace for the wounded, an arm around the lonely shoulder - the whole collection is a matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss' Stephen Fry As heard on BBC Radio 4, the essential prescriptions from William Sieghart's poetic dispensary Sometimes only a poem will do. These poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice offer comfort, delight and inspiration for all; a space for reflection, and a chance to realize - I'm not the only one who feels like this. In the years since he first had the idea of prescribing short, powerful poems for all manner of spiritual ailments, William Sieghart has taken his Poetry Pharmacy around the length and breadth of Britain, into the pages of the Guardian, onto BBC Radio 4 and onto the television, honing his prescriptions all the time. This pocket-sized book presents the most essential poems in his dispensary: those which, again and again, have really shown themselves to work. Whether you are suffering from loneliness, lack of courage, heartbreak, hopelessness, or even from an excess of ego, there is something here to ease your pain. 'The book is delightful; it rightly resituates poetryin relation to its biggest and most serious task: helping us to live and diewell' Alain de Botton
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Emergency Kit

Poems for Strange Times

Author: Jo Shapcott

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571223008

Category: English poetry

Page: 336

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This collection includes poetry from the Antipodes, India, Africa and the Caribbean as well as the US and UK. It includes an introduction which puts the case against prejudices and narrownesses which have obscured understanding for too long.
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Dirty Laundry

Author: Deborah Alma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911027416

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Page: N.A

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The Rattle Bag

An Anthology of Poetry

Author: Ted Hughes,Seamus Heaney

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0571225837

Category: Poetry

Page: 496

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Gathers a wide selection of poems by British and American authors, including Frost, Ginsberg, Graves, Eliot, Hardy, Sharkespeare, Tennyson, Wordsworth, and Auden.
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Soul Food

Nourishing Poems for Starved Minds

Author: Neil Astley,Pamela Robertson-Pearce

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books

ISBN: 9781852247669

Category: Encouragement

Page: 160

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Ranging from Rumi, Kabir and Blake, to Rilke, Emily Dickinson and Paul Celan, this wide-ranging selection includes contemporary poets such as Jane Hirshfield, Denise Levertov, Thomas Merton and Mary Oliver, as well as by many lesser-known writers from all periods and places. The anthology opens with a series of poems on human life and spiritual sustenance, starting with Rumi: --This being human is a guest house. / Each morning a new arrival--The poems which follow explore many ways of keeping body and soul together, offering food for thought on knowing yourself, living with nature, who or what is God ... All are universal illuminations of the meaning of life, speaking to readers of all faiths as well as to searchers and non-believers.
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Poems to Learn by Heart

Author: Caroline Kennedy

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9781423108054

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Features one hundred readily memorizable poems that convey a wide range of feelings, meanings, and wisdom, in a volume complemented by watercolor illustrations.
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Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

Author: Anthony Holden,Ben Holden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501121871

Category: Poetry

Page: 352

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The internationally bestselling collection of poetry so powerful that it has moved readers to tears. “Anthony and Ben Holden remind us that you don’t have to be an academic or a postgraduate in creative writing to be moved by verse” (The Wall Street Journal). One hundred women—distinguished in literature and film, science and law, theater and human rights—share poems that have stayed with them long after reading. The poems here range from the eighth century to today, from Rumi and Shakespeare to Sylvia Plath, W.H. Auden to Carol Ann Duffy, Pablo Neruda, and Derek Walcott to Imtiaz Dharker and Warsan Shire. Their themes range from love and loss, through mortality and mystery, war and peace, to the beauty and variety of nature. From Yoko Ono to Judi Dench, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Elena Ferrante, Tina Brown, Michelle Williams, and Sarah Waters to Kaui Hart Hemmings and Joan Baez to Nikki Giovanni, this unique collection delivers private insights into the minds of women whose writing, acting, and thinking are admired around the world. Their selections include classics by visionaries, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Pablo Neruda as well as contemporary works by masters, including Seamus Heaney, Adrienne Rich, and Warsan Shire, with introductions to their work as powerful as the poems themselves. Poems That Make Grown Women Cry is a collection which represents a variety of aesthetic sensibilities and the full spectrum of human emotion. It is also a reminder of how poetry can touch minds and hearts, and how easily it will do so for readers of all stripes if they turn the first page.
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Poem for the Day

366 Poems, Old and New, Worth Learning by Heart

Author: Nicholas Albery

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 185619499X

Category: English poetry

Page: 400

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Contains 366 poems, one for each day of the year (including leap years). Chosen for their narrative, resonance and rhythm, this title includes poems to learn by heart or treasure and enjoy. It features poets ranging from Yeats, Shakespeare, Housman and Kipling, to contemporary poets such as Wendy Cope, Carol Ann Duffy, Maya Angelou, and Thom Gunn.
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101 Poems about Childhood

Author: Michael Donaghy

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571217847

Category: American poetry

Page: 168

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Childhood, according to Rilke, was one of poetry's two inexhaustible sources. The poems in this anthology are an index of the idea of childhood, from nostalgia to expressions of love for children, from the celebration of births to the mourning of childhood death - childhood's psychology and persona, its pleasures and terrors, and the loss of innocence. This wonderfully evocative book draws from 400 years of poems: from Ben Jonson and Aphra Behn, through Blake, Clare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Coleridge, and right up to the twentieth century poems of Elizabeth Bishop, Sharon Olds and Paul Muldoon.
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The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy

Author: John Brehm

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614293317

Category: Poetry

Page: 312

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"Over 125 poetic companions for all life's ups and downs. The Buddha once told a disciple that good spiritual friends are the whole of holy life. The poems expertly gathered here offer all that one might hope for in such spiritual friendship: wisdom, compassion, peacefulness, good humor, and the ability to both absorb and express the deepest human emotions of grief and joy. The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy offers a wide-ranging collection of 129 ancient and modern poems unlike any other anthology on bookshelves today. It uniquely places Buddhist poets like Han Shan, Tu Fu, Saigyo, Ryokan, Basho, Issa, and others alongside modern Western poets one would not expect to find in such a collection--poets like Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, William Stafford, Denise Levertov, Jack Gilbert, Ellen Bass, Billy Collins, and more. What these poems have in common, no matter whether they are explicitly Buddhist, is that all reflect the essential truths the Buddha articulated 2,500 years ago. The book provides an important poetic complement to the many prose books on mindfulness practice--the poems here both reflect and embody the dharma in ways that can't be matched by other modes of writing. Its unique features include an introduction that discusses the themes of impermanence, mindfulness, and joy and explores the relationship between them. Biographical notes place the poets in historical context and offer quotes and anecdotes to help readers learn about the poets' lives. A short essay at the back of the book on "Mindful Reading" helps readers approach the poems from an experiential, non-analytical perspective and illustrates the similarities between meditation and the mindful reading of poetry. Brehm also includes a guided meditation on sound that helps readers appreciate the sonic qualities of poetry and shows how the anthology might be used in ongoing spiritual practice"--
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Being Human

The Companion Anthology to Staying Alive and Being Alive

Author: Neil Astley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781852248093

Category: English poetry

Page: 512

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'Staying Alive' and its sequel 'Being Alive' have introduced many thousands of new readers to contemporary poetry. 'Being Human' is a companion volume to those two books - a world poetry anthology offering an even broader, international selection of 'real poems for unreal times'.
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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

100 Men on the Words That Move Them

Author: Anthony Holden,Ben Holden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476712778

Category: Poetry

Page: 336

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In this unique poetry anthology, 100 grown men - bestselling authors, poets laureate, actors, producers and other prominent figures from the arts, sciences and politics, share the poems that have moved them to tears.
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An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991

Author: Adrienne Rich

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393345742

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

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Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In this, her thirteenth book of verse, the author of "The Dream of a Common Language" and "Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law" writes of war, oppression, the future, death, mystery, love and the magic of poetry.
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