Irresistible poems to stir the senses

Irresistible poems to stir the senses

Published on Tuesday 16 January 2018

This intoxicating selection of poems – a mini-anthology to complement our ever-popular Ten Poems about Love – captures the extraordinary power of desire, from Neil Rollinson’s tenement building stirred by the passion of loving couples on St Valentine’s night, to DH Lawrence’s painterly celebration of a beautiful woman as she washes in early morning sunshine.

There are poems that evoke passion’s intensity, alongside others in which the sensuality is more obliquely expressed – an apple bitten to expose surprising pink flesh or a shipwright rhapsodising over the alluring curves of his ship.

Roses, oysters, chocolate – even a pungent cheese – stir the senses and capture the heady urgency of erotic love. These poems are seductive, and irresistible.

  • Irresistible poems to stir the senses

    Irresistible poems to stir the senses

    Published on Tuesday 16 January 2018

    This intoxicating selection of poems – a mini-anthology to complement our ever-popular Ten Poems about Love – captures the extraordinary power of desire, from Neil Rollinson’s tenement building stirred by the passion of loving couples on St Valentine’s night, to DH Lawrence’s painterly celebration of a beautiful woman as she washes in early morning sunshine. […]

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  • New poems with a lift by TS Eliot prize-winner George Szirtes

    New poems with a lift by TS Eliot prize-winner George Szirtes

    Published on Monday 15 January 2018

    George Szirtes’ ingenious project of subjecting thirty canonical poets to a high-intensity workout provides brilliant and often hilarious results. From Dylan Thomas falling off the treadmill to Sylvia Plath’s furious tirade against her trainers, the collection is a delicious roller-coaster of high and low comedy. Poets from Lord Byron to John Berryman and from Emily […]

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  • Poems celebrating the relationship between sheep and humans

    Poems celebrating the relationship between sheep and humans

    Published on Thursday 2 November 2017

    This is our second volume of sheep poems. This follow-up title focuses on the quiet joys of the shepherding year, celebrating the deep relationship that has developed between sheep and humans over the centuries. There are poems about imaginary sheep and the legendary Bo-Peep, as well as new lambs and stoic sheep contending with winter […]

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