Ten Poems about Home

Ten Poems about Home

Published on Monday 27 February 2017

Hot off the press is this haunting and intriguing anthology of poems selected by Mahendra Solanki. There are poems that evoke “the daily furniture of our lives” and others that echo with the memories of a childhood spent far away.

The bewitching cover image created especially for Candlestick by Sarah Kirby evokes Yeats’s famous poem ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’ which opens the selection. The poem expresses something we all instinctively feel – that home is a place we carry with us always “in the deep heart’s core”. Poems old and new by poets from Hardy to Harrison are sure to delight all readers and provide a fresh and invigorating perspective on this enduring subject.

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  • Ten Poems about Home

    Ten Poems about Home

    Published on Monday 27 February 2017

    Hot off the press is this haunting and intriguing anthology of poems selected by Mahendra Solanki. There are poems that evoke “the daily furniture of our lives” and others that echo with the memories of a childhood spent far away. The bewitching cover image created especially for Candlestick by Sarah Kirby evokes Yeats’s famous poem […]

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  • Ten Poems from Ireland

    Ten Poems from Ireland

    Published on Monday 16 January 2017

    This latest pamphlet is an exciting addition to our successful series of titles featuring poems from the various countries of our little archipelago. We commissioned one of the most important poets writing in Ireland today – Paula Meehan – to select ten poems that would encompass and encapsulate the country where she lives and writes. […]

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  • Ten Poems about Friendship

    Ten Poems about Friendship

    Published on Monday 19 September 2016

    The pamphlet so many people have been asking for is here – Ten Poems about Friendship has arrived at last! This insightful selection of ten funny, poignant and refreshingly honest poems deals with the reality of friendship in all its forms. From childhood alliances at school through the angst of teenage years into companionship and […]

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