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A great book to dip into a little every day.

Advantages: Wide range of poetry to suit all tastes
Disadvantages: Some dialectical poems hard to understand

I'm not generally in the habit of reading a lot of poetry (with the exception of Christina Rossetti, who is a great favourite of mine. However, this Faber Book of Beasts was one of the required books for my current OU module. Essentially, this is antholo ...

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Review of The Faber Book of Beasts - Paul Muldoon

Almost perfect!

Advantages: selection of poems, variety in prose
Disadvantages: No Countess!

I love the Oxford World's Classics series of books, so when I discovered that they had published a Major Works for W.B. Yeats (originally 1997 and reprinted 2008), I knew I had to buy it. Needless to say, it is just as wonderful as the rest in the series. ...

Amy69 19.12.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Major Works - W. B. Yeats

Poems!

Advantages: size, content, price
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I am a huge lover of poetry. I know a lot of people cannot stand it, but I do think that it's all about finding the right poets for you. I enjoy quite a mixed bag of poets, if I'm honest. I love Byron and the Romantics, but I also love Larkin and W.B. Yea ...

Amy69 18.11.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Poems - Eva Gore-Booth

"Two girls in silk kimonos both, / Beautiful, one a gazelle."

Advantages: price, layout, taste of poems
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Over the last few months I've been delving into the world of William Butler Yeats. As a huge and reader of Irish literature, and Ireland in general, it was only natural that a Yeats book would, at some point, make its way into my collection. I am quite a ...

Amy69 04.07.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Everyman's Poetry - W.B. Yeats

Everyman (and woman) must own this!

Advantages: poems, chronology, price
Disadvantages: Not the easiest to find in stores!

When I went back home to Aberdeen for a short holiday earlier this year, I told myself that, no matter what, I was going to come away with a book about Lord Byron. The early nineteenth-century poet spent a lot of his childhood growing up in my home town, ...

Amy69 18.06.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Everyman's Poetry: Lord Byron - Lord Byron