British poetry is in a wonderful state at present. Never have so many poets been saying so many interesting things in such lively, up-to-date ways.
Yet many people feel shut out or know little about poetry and have no idea where to begin.
In this groundbreaking book, Ruth Padel takes fifty-two of the poems she discussed in her newspaper column - a year's worth - and suggests ways of reading them.
The poems are by a wide range of living poets, on experiences we all share - love, sex, death, nature, history, war - which show how reading a poem can enhance everyone's life as powerfully and as pleasurably as reading novels or watching a film.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/02/2004
- Category: Poetry anthologies (various poets)
- ISBN: 9780099429159