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Birds are the most obvious wild things we have around us. Some of the best known, and most loved, poems in English are bird poems. This title features poems according to ornithological notes and provides fascinating information on the birds.

The Poetry of Birds
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Reading Level:Very Good
Awards:Shortlisted for BPANZ Book Design Awards: Non-Illustrated Book 2009.

Sam Hunt is New Zealand's best-known poet. For almost 40 years he has been writing, reading and performing poetry, touring New Zealand constantly and reading his poems in pubs, theatres, schools and many other venues. No other poet in New Zealand has managed to make... read more

Doubtless: New and Selected Poems
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Reading Level:very good
Awards:Finalist in the 2011 New Zealand Post Book Awards - General Non-fiction category

This book celebrates the richness and variety of New Zealand poetry by outlining many of the numerous ways to read - and write - poems. It offers 80 key poems that showcase different aspects of the genre, as well as commentary from 25 poets about what inspired them to... read more

99 Ways Into New Zealand Poetry
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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

John Keats
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Poets like to elude their public, lead them a bit of a dance. They take them down untrodden paths, land them in unknown country where they have to ask for directions.Alan Bennett's selection of English verse by his favourite poets, accompanied by his own enlivening commentary. In this personal antholo... read more

Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin: An Anthology by Alan Bennett
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Reading Level:Very Good

In Backroads, Sam Hunt looks back on the life that has seen him become one of  New Zealand's best-loved poets. For over 40 years he has lived off his wits as a full-time poet, always writing, and tirelessly performing through the length and breadth of New Zealan... read more

Backroads: Charting a Poet's Life
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Series:Poetry Library

With an Introduction by Antonia Till. William Wordsworth (1771-1850) is the foremost of the English Romantic poets. He was much influenced by the events of the French Revolution in his youth, and he deliberately broke away from the artificial diction of the Augu... read more

Collected Poems of William Wordsworth
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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

Lord Byron
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Series:Faber Poetry Ser.

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was born in Sussex and died in Italy when his sailing boat overturned while returning from a visit to Byron. A radical thinker and social campaigner, Shelley wrote some of the finest lyric verse in the English lang... read more

Percy Bysshe Shelley : Poems Selected by Fiona Sampson
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The perfect companion to Kahil Gibran's classic, The Prophet, this elegant volume presents an original selection of works by the popular writer and artist. It consists of the complete texts and drawings of The Madman and The Forerunner, plus twenty additional illustration... read more

Poems, Parables and Drawings
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'I am not a historian. In fact, I wrote this poem in order to teach myself some history. I thought that sorting facts into verse form would concentrate my mind wonderfully. Which it did.' Brought up with the iambic pentameters of Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Verses ringing i... read more

A Rhyming History of Britain
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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 introdu... read more

William Blake (HB)
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