The Picador Book of Love Poems

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Pan Macmillan, Jan 5, 2012 - Poetry - 192 pages
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With The Picador Book of Love Poems, award-winning poet John Stammers has created a unique collection: by pairing some of the finest love poems from centuries past with modern counterparts, he presents a book of surprising connections, echoes and juxtapositions, where classic and contemporary love poems shed new and unexpected light on one another. Here, old favourites from Spenser to Tennyson sit side by side with poems by Carol Ann Duffy and Michael Donaghy, the distance between the poets closed by their single timeless theme. Whether you’re feeling tempted, seduced, tormented, or rejected, or falling in love, or out of love – this is the perfect book to inspire, console, and give a voice to every facet of our deepest and most complex human emotion.

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User Review  - parrishlantern - LibraryThing

In the introduction to this Anthology, the poet and editor John Stammers states "The poetry of love is unlike any other". He goes on to say that "no other poetry has it's singularity of focus" and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ashley Vaughan - Goodreads

Exactly what the title suggests. I used this to find a good love poem for my wife's Valentine's card. If you like romantic poems, this is for you. If you don't, avoid it. Read full review

About the author (2012)

John Stammers read philosophy at King’s College London and is an Associate of King’s College. His first collection, Panoramic Lounge-Bar, was awarded the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2001 and shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Award 2001. His second collection, Stolen Love Behaviour, was a Poetry Book Society Choice. He was Judith E. Wilson Fellow at the University of Cambridge. He is a creative writing tutor and freelance writer. His latest collection is Interior Night. He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and their two sons.

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