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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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Bestselling Poetry Books

Milk and Honey
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The Sun and Her Flowers
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the witch doesn't burn in this one
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Inside the Wave
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Anecdotal Evidence
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The Poetry Pharmacy
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The Peace of Wild Things
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Wild Embers
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Book of Longing
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Sea of Strangers
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Soho
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Poems for a world gone to sh*t
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The Waste Land and Other Poems
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And Still I Rise
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The Odyssey
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Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt
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Leonard Cohen Poems
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This is the inside story of Nicholas Hytner's twelve years at the helm of Britain's greatest theatre.

It is a story of lunatic failures and spectacular successes such as The History Boys, War Horse and One Man, Two Guvnors; of opening the doors of the National Theatre to a broader audience than ever before, and changing the public's perception of what theatre is for. It is about probing Shakespeare from every angle and reinventing the classics. About fostering new talent and directing some of the most celebrated actors of our times.

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Jane Austen at Home
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Create Dangerously
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Africa's Tarnished Name
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Bookworm
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The Pigeon Tunnel
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Macbeth: York Notes for GCSE (9-1)
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Life in the Garden
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Poems for a world gone to sh*t
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Lines in the Sand
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The Heroes of Tolkien
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A new poem, written specially for International Women's Day by the author of the groundbreaking anthology Wild Embers.

Celebrating the Life and Work of Helen Dunmore

Booksellers quickly learn that most authors come and go but there are a rare number who become part of the fabric of the bookshop, the ones who feel like friends. Helen Dunmore was one such author. Dunmore, who died in 2017, left behind a rich literary legacy; writing of great breadth, sensitivity and deep understanding of the human condition. As we celebrate her life and work, authors John Boyne, Louise Doughty, Helen Taylor and Fanny Blake offer their own tributes to a generous and influential writer and friend.

Intimate Voices: The Relationships of Verse

Verse has long served as the natural framework to address our impossibly complex relationship with both the world and our intimacy with each other. Within four very different works, Waterstones Manchester Deansgate’s David Lovely explores four very different methods of approach.