A Poem for Every Day of the Year

A Poem for Every Day of the Year

3.95 (382 Ratings by Goodreads)
Hardcover | English
ISBN13: 9781509860548
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A Poem For Every Day of the Year is a magnificent collection of 366 poems compiled by Allie Esiri, one to share on every day of the year. Reflecting the changing seasons and linking to events on key dates - funny for April Fool's Day, festive for Christmas - these poems are thoughtful, inspiring, humbling, informative, quiet, loud, small, epic, peaceful, energetic, upbeat, motivating, and empowering!

Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with all the family, it is bursting at the seams with familiar favourites and exciting new discoveries. T.S.Eliot, John Betjeman, Lewis Carroll, William Shakespeare and Christina Rossetti sit alongside Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Carol Ann Duffy, and Kate Tempest. This soul-enhancing book is the perfect gift that will last the whole year, with a little bit of magic to read every day.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 576
Item Height 52 mm
Item Width 163 mm
Item Weight 820 Gram
Product Dimensions 163 x 52 x 238
Publisher Macmillan Children's Books
Format Hardcover | 576
Book Overview An inspiring anthology to keep you company for every day of your life

A Poem for Every Day does exactly what this sort of book should do and rallies the old crowd-pleasers (Housman, Kipling and Hardy make multiple appearances), then makes occasional dashes off the beaten path to take in things such as Imtiaz Dharker's lovely poem Crab-Apples and even one poem by that gruff bastion of inaccessibility Geoffrey Hill (Ode on the Loss of the Titanic). If you feel as though your life is lacking a bit of poetry, this is an excellent place to start. * Best Poetry Books of 2017, The Times *
For the whole family but especially eight-plus readers, A Poem for Every Day of the Year... gorgeously presented and intelligently selected. * New Statesman *
Not only is it a thing of beauty, it also offers an accessible, informative, bitesize approach to poetry. * Daily Mail *
Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with all the family. * Guardian *
Allie Esiri's A Poem for Every Day of the Year has 366 great poems, whether a funny one for April Fool's Day, a festive one for Christmas or a moving one for World Refugee Day. It also teaches you about important events through the year. * The Week Junior *
If you haven't picked up a volume of poetry since school, this is the perfect place to start. * The Pool *
These poems are funny, thoughtful, inspiring, humbling, informative, quiet, loud, small, epic, peaceful, energetic, upbeat, motivating, and empowering!... It will prove a valuable resource for teachers, and a comprehensive anthology for home libraries. * Parents in Touch *
[A] splendid new compendium... There is material for all ages. * The Herald *

Allie Esiri, described in a Tatler profile as 'a poetry powerhouse', is a former English stage, film, and television actress, now a writer. Her iF Poems app was launched to great acclaim in November 2011 and was the Apple Editors' Choice All Time Favourite app. iF: A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility was published in 2012 and The Love Book in 2014. Her collection A Poem for Every Night of the Year was a phenomenal success with rave reviews and her next collection A Poem for Every Day of the Year is just as thoughtful and inspiring. Allie also organizes and hosts live poetry events and is on the advisory board for the Cheltenham Festival. A thousand people attended her event at the National Theatre!

Zanna Goldhawk creates her illustrations from her seaside cottage in Cornwall. She takes huge inspiration from nature and animals, and has a mild obsession with colour and pattern (and coffee). Zanna studied illustration at the University of Gloucestershire, where she started her illustrated gifts and stationery business Papio Press with her husband. Now she splits her time between designing beautiful products and illustrating gorgeous books.