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Take your time and enjoy browsing our selection of poetry books, new and old, including poetry anthologies and classic poetry. From Shakespeare plays to Sylvia Plath's poetry, you'll also find books on popular plays and drama books as well as books on literary theory and criticism.
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Our Bestselling Poetry, Drama & Critcism Books

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WHAT
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An Inspector Calls
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Shakespeare
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Inferno
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A Room of One's Own
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The Poet Laureate pays luminous tribute to the arrival of spring blossom in a collection of poems that run the gamut from haikus to ballads and from flourishing saplings to urban sprawl.
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Our Best New & Coming Soon Poetry, Drama & Literary Criticism Books

Knife
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Reading Lessons
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Byron: A Life in Ten Letters
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A Year of Last Things
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Shakespeare’s Book
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Poetry Unbound
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Shakespeare for Every Night of the Year
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The Wife of Bath
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Change Your Life
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After You Were, I Am
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The Great White Bard
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Searching for Juliet
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Out of Chaos Comes Bliss
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The Hills of California
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Three Births
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Who Is Big Brother?
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Great Books You Must Read

Our selection of classic paperbacks

On Writing
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Book of Longing
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Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt
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Sister Outsider
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Essays
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Shakespeare
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The Peace of Wild Things
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Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin
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The Ode Less Travelled
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The Divine Comedy
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1606
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Around the World in 80 Books
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On Writers and Writing
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Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know
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How Proust Can Change Your Life
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The Opposite of Loneliness
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Luxury Editions & Gift Books

The Poetry Pharmacy
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Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright
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Puss in Books
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The Mousetrap
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Hansel & Gretel
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Eliot's Book of Bookish Lists
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Life Lessons from Literature
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The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
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Everyday Shakespeare
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What Writers Read
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Poetry Unbound
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Literary Landscapes: Paris
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A blistering companion piece to the celebrated Slug, McNish's bravura collection confronts the absurd emphasis on hate in modern society and why we are taught to be embarrassed by pleasure.
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Our Best Poetry Books

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I Wish I Knew
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WHAT
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Let the Light Pour In
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Milk and Honey
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The Sun and Her Flowers
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Inferno
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The Poetry Pharmacy
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Blue Horses
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Home Body
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Wild Hope
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The Odyssey
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Wrong Norma
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Days Like These
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Ariel
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Tim Key: Chapters
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Penguin Clothbound Poetry 

Inferno: The Divine Comedy I
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Letters to a Young Poet
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Goblin Market and Other Poems
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The Aeneid
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Songs of Innocence and of Experience
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Leaves of Grass
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Poems
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Lyrical Ballads
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Wessex Poems and Other Verses
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A Shropshire Lad
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The Temple
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The Tower
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Musical Notes

Our best books of song lyrics

The Lyrics
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How To Be Invisible
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The Flame
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Fear Stalks the Land!
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Johnny Cash: The Life in Lyrics
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Useless Magic
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Wrote For Luck
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Wading in Waist-High Water
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Side by Side
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The Complete Lyrics
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Never Good with Horses
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The Work
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Sundog
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Keep 'Er Lit
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Morning Glory on the Vine
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Mother, Brother, Lover
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So This is Permanence
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I'll Be Your Mirror
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Macbeth
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Maggie & Me
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A Little Life
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2:22 – A Ghost Story
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Our Best Literary Criticism & Essays

Super-Infinite
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Why I Write
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Books v. Cigarettes
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The Fire Next Time
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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain
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This Is Shakespeare
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At the Pond
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Mantel Pieces
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Let Me Tell You What I Mean
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Intimations
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When I Dare to Be Powerful
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Trick Mirror
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Everybody
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Agatha Christie’s Poirot
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Homo Irrealis
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Why We Read
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