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Skellig: A Play for Children: Play

Almond, David
Adapted by the author from his award-winning debut novel, and staged at the National Theatre, directed by Trevor Nunn and performed by an all-star cast in 2002.


Alvi, Moniza
Fairoz is a a powerful portrayal of human vulnerability, a book-length poetry sequence in which Moniza Alvi explores an imagined teenage girl's susceptibility to extremism. The book's fragmented, collaging narrative draws together fairytale elements, glimpses of Fairoz's thoughts, and pieces of dialogue.

Open-Eyed, Full-Throated: An Anthology of American/Irish Poets

Anderson, Nathalie
Introduces forty-four distinct voices, exploring the complexity and nuance of Irish culture, language, and society. In poems of loss, outrage, exhilaration, contemplation, and humour, the writers collected here offer responses to Ireland that intrigue, satisfy, and sustain.

Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry

Angelou, Dr Maya
As the world celebrates and reflects on the beautiful life of Maya Angelou, Virago presents an updated collection of her works of poetry, collected together for the first time.

And Still I Rise

Angelou, Dr Maya
A new cover reissue of AND STILL I RISE, first published in 1986, from Maya Angelou, one of the most celebrated writers and poets of the world.

Life Doesn't Frighten Me (Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition)

Angelou, Maya
Maya Angelou's poetry pairs with Jean-Michel Basquiat's paintings to creates this gorgeous celebration of fearlessness

Why I No Longer Write Poems

Anphimiadi, Diana
Diana Anphimiadi is one of the most widely revered Georgian poets of her generation. Her boldly inventive work reflects an exceptionally curious mind and glides between classical allusions and surreal imagery. She revivifies ancient myths and tests the reality of our senses against the limits of sense. Georgian-English dual language edition.

All The Names Given

Antrobus, Raymond
Building on his award-winning debut collection, The Perseverance, All the Names Given is a collection of intimate, deeply personal poems flickering with gods and ghosts, and the painful electricity that runs up and down the wires of lineage and inheritance.

In Castlewood: An Ghaoth Aduaidh

Aodha, Colette nic
The poems in this dual English-Irish language collection explore the themes of the individual and nature as well as the individual's relation to the gods.

Bainne Gear/ Spoilt Milk

Aodha, Colette Nic
With their stylistic assurance and wildly imaginative flair, Nic Aodha's poems are invigorating the Irish language. Many of her poems are visionary meditations; meeting places where the inner being can commune with the outer world. This is an essential volume of modern Irish poetry, presented in a bilingual edition.

Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014

Armitage, Simon
When Simon Armitage burst on to the poetry scene in 1989 with his spectacular debut Zoom!, readers were introduced to an exceptional new talent who would reshape the landscape of contemporary poetry in the years to come.

Magnetic Field: The Marsden Poems

Armitage, Simon
Growing up in Marsden among the hills of West Yorkshire, Simon Armitage has always associated his early poetic experiences with the night-time view from his bedroom window, those 'private, moonstruck observations' and the clockwork comings and goings in the village providing rich subject matter for his first poems.