This enjoyable, if sometimes wordy study of the Greek poet, is impassioned and wide-ranging These days, mention of Homer is more likely to bring to mind the long-suffering Homer of The Simpsons (D'oh!) than the ancient Greek poet. But Homericisms li
Black Rainbow is the powerful first-person story of one woman's struggle with depression and how she managed to recover from it through the power of poetry.
In 1997, Oxford graduate, working mother and Times journalist Rachel Kelly went from feeling mi
The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013 draws from every stage of the poet's storied career. Here are examples of his very earliest work, like 'In My Eighteenth Year,' published when the poet himself was still a teenager; his first widely celebrated verse,
In this remarkable debut poetry collection, National Book Award finalist and Iraq war veteran Kevin Powers creates a startling, affecting portrait of a life shaped by war. LETTER COMPOSED DURING A LULL IN THE FIGHTING captures the many moments that compri
Bears - and lays bare - those qualities that have become so characteristic of author's work: his unflinching survey of his childhood and adult life alike, alighting on moments of vivacity from his upbringing in a theatrical family in the 1940s and 50s thr
Sebastian Barker's collection contrasts life's ecstasies with the certainty of loss; he travels through the blazing spiritual landscapes of South-West France, faces the temptations of despair head on, and finds in Greece the poet's door to redemption and