A girl sails steerage to make good in the boom-time colonies. The 1890s Depression hits. How does a young woman with a baby make a living? Minnie Thwaites, also know as Mrs Frances Knorr, aged 24, hanged at the Old Melbourne Gaol despite the pleas of the great and good. In her first major work since t... read more
Over the course of nineteen collections of poems, Charles Wright has built "one of the truly distinctive bodies of poetry created in the second half of the twentieth century" (David Young, "Contemporary Poets"). "Bye-and-Bye," which brings together selections from Wright... read more
'Take me to You, imprison me, for I, Except You'enthral me, never shall be free, Nor ever chaste, except You ravish me' John Donne was one of the greatest and most daring poets in the English language, whose work reinvigorated the traditions of Renaissance verse with its wit, wordplay, elaborate conce... read more
Collection of poetry containing a rich variety of styles.
|Author:||Walt Whitman; Francis Murphy (Editor, Introduction by)|
|Series:||Penguin Classics Ser.|
From Leaves of Grass to "Song of Myself," all of Whitman's poetry in one volume
In 1855 Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass, the work that defined him as one of America's most influential voices and that he added to throughout his life. A collection of astonishing originality and... read more
|Author:||W. H. Auden|
|Series:||W. H. Auden: Critical Editions|
For the Time Being is a pivotal book in the career of one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. W. H. Auden had recently moved to America, fallen in love with a young man to whom he considered himself married, rethought his entire poetic and intellectual equipment, and reclaimed the Christia... read more
A collectible new Penguin Classics series: stunning, clothbound editions of ten favourite poets, which present each poet's most famous book of verse as it was originally published. Designed by the acclaimed Coralie Bickford-Smith and beautifully set, these slim, A format volumes ... read more
A romantic collection of poems - perfect for popping the question, making a public speech or privately declaring your intentions The Picador Book of Wedding Poems is not just a pocket-sized Cyrano de Bergerac for the romantically tongue-tied: it is a veritable dictionary of all the ways in which love ... read more
Over the course of his short life, John Keats (1795-1821) honed a raw talent into a brilliant poetic maturity. This title presents a selection of Keats' poetry.
Dorothy Porter was one of Australia's true originals, renowned for her passionate, punchy poetry and verse novels. This collection, the best of her life's work as selected by her partner Andrea Goldsmith, presents the many facets of Porter, from her break-out verse novel The Monkey's Mask to her posth... read more
In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction... read more