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A poem by Clive James: Have You Got a Biro I Can Borrow?

"I’d like to write your name / On the palm of my hand, on the walls of the hall"

From broadcaster, essayist, novelist and poet Clive James' new collection Collected Poems 1958 - 2015 is a selection from over fifty years' work in verse. Read one of the poems from the collection, Have You Got a Biro I Can Borrow?

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From Faber & Faber's archive: Seamus Heaney's acceptance letter from 1965

A moment of literary history, encapsulated in a letter

Hannah Marshall, Faber Members Manager, elucidates the relationship between Faber and Heaney and shares the original letter, sent in 1965, in acceptance of his first volume of poetry, Death of a Naturalist.

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Poetry and drama enthusiasts - you are very welcome here. 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.