With over 325 poems by as many poets from around the world, from Shakespeare to Collins, from Szymborska to Neruda to Li Po, this extensive anthology celebrates love in all its many guises. Here are poems of romantic love, the ideal of love, the hurt of love, lost or unrequited. Here are poems of friendship, surprise, celebration, and consolation. Here together are well-known, much-loved verse and little-known surprises.
Maura Dooley's latest book of poems is Sound Barrier: Poems 1982-2002. which draws on collections including explaining magnitism (1991) and kissing a bone (1996), both poetry Book Society Recommendations. Kissing a bone (1996) was short listed for the T.S. Eliot Prize. She edited Making for planet Alice: New women poets (1997) for Bloodaxe and how novelist Work(2000) for seren. She is a freelance writter and runs the new MA in creative and life writting course at Goldsmiths Collage, London.