Synopses & Reviews
This collection gathers together the best-loved gems of English-language verse, from the deeply moving to the hilariously silly. The poems span the entire range of verse from high drama to stuff-and-nonsense, and are presented in nine sections: Poems of Childhood and Youth; Poems of Love and Marriage; Poems of Life; Poems of Loss and Comfort; Poems of War and Peace; Poems to Read Aloud; Poems to Read Quietly; Poems of Animals and Nature; and Poems of Magic and Mystery. The anthology includes works by William Blake, Dylan Thomas, Seamus Heaney, Robert Burns, T.S. Eliot, Rudyard Kipling and W.B. Yeats, and the poems have all been chosen and arranged by Neil Philip. The volume is illustrated throughout with watercolor borders and decorative motifs by Isabelle Brent.
This collection gathers together the best-loved gems of English language verse, from the deeply moving to the hilariously silly. The poems span the entire range of verse from high drama to stuff-and-nonsense, and are presented in nine sections, including Poems to Read Aloud and Poems of Life.
Includes poems of over 100 poets: W.H. Auden, Emily Dickinson, T.S. Ellot, Seamus Heaney. Ted Hughes, John Keats, A. A. Milne, Stevie Smith, Dylan Thomas, W. B. Yeats and many more.
A comprehensive selection of poems from a variety of poets including William Blake, T S Elliot and Rudyard Kipling. Illustrated with watercolour boarders and decorative motifs by Isabelle Brent.
About the Author
Neil Philip is a writer and critic whose previous anthologies include A New Treasury of Poetry, and The New Oxford Book of English Verse. Isabelle Brent is one of the most highly-regarded illustrators working today, particularly noted for her subtle use of gold leaf.