The Poetry Pharmacy Returns

'A matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss' Stephen Fry on William Sieghart's bestselling Poetry Pharmacy The Poetry Pharmacy is one of the bestselling (and most giftable) poetry anthologies of recent decades.

Author: William Sieghart

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241419069

Category: Poetry

Page: 176

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'A matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss' Stephen Fry on William Sieghart's bestselling Poetry Pharmacy The Poetry Pharmacy is one of the bestselling (and most giftable) poetry anthologies of recent decades. Now, after huge demand for more prescriptions from readers and 'patients' alike, William Sieghart is back. This time, tried-and-true classics from his in-person pharmacies are joined by readers' favourite poems and the new conditions most requested by the public - all accompanied by his trademark meditations (warm, witty and understanding, with just a twist of the challenging) on the spiritual ailments he seeks to cure. From ageing bodies and existential crises to long-distance relationships and embracing your slovenliness, The Poetry Pharmacy Returns caters to all-new conditions while drilling further down into the universals: this time, the challenges of family life, and of living as a person among others, receive a much closer look. Perfect for the treasured friends, barely tolerated siblings, beloved aunts and revered grandparents in your life.

The Poetry Pharmacy

This pocket-sized book presents the most essential poems in his dispensary: those which, again and again, have really shown themselves to work.

Author: William Sieghart

Publisher: Particular Books

ISBN: 9781846149542


Page: 128

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'Truly a marvellous collection ... There is balm for the soul, fire for the belly, a cooling compress for the fevered brow, solace for the wounded, an arm around the lonely shoulder - the whole collection is a matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss' Stephen Fry Sometimes only a poem will do. These poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice offer comfort, delight and inspiration for all; a space for reflection, and that precious realization - I'm not the only one who feels like this. In the years since he first had the idea of prescribing short, powerful poems for all manner of spiritual ailments, William Sieghart has taken his Poetry Pharmacy around the length and breadth of Britain, into the pages of the Guardian, onto BBC Radio 4 and onto the television, honing his prescriptions all the time. This pocket-sized book presents the most essential poems in his dispensary: those which, again and again, have really shown themselves to work. Whether you are suffering from loneliness, lack of courage, heartbreak, hopelessness, or even from an excess of ego, there is something here to ease your pain. 'The book is delightful; it rightly resituates poetry in relation to its biggest and most serious task: helping us to live and die well' Alain de Botton

In the Blue Pharmacy

Essays on Poetry and Other Transformations Marianne Boruch ... mentioned by Williams and surely returns to his early faith in the workings of science.

Author: Marianne Boruch

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 1595340904

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Collected here are sixteen essays on poets and poetry, the writing life, and a host of fascinating topics that come into the wide range of Marianne Boruch’s attention. She examines how the imagination works with mystery and surprise in a variety of poets from Elizabeth Bishop to Theodore Roethke, from Russell Edson to Larry Levis, from Walt Whitman to Eavan Boland. Combining a richly associative personal style with original insights on poetic texts and historical and cultural musing, Boruch considers how the atomic bomb changed William Carlos Williams’s deepest ambition for poetry, and how Edison’s listening, through his famous deafness, informs our sense of the poetic line. Other essays explore how the car—its danger and solitude—helps us understand American poetry or how Dvorak and Whitman shared darker things than their curious love for trains. Poetry transforms, changing over time in the work of individual poets as well as changing us as we read it or write it. Boruch’s writing has a musical, incantatory style, creating a mood in which many of her subjects are immersed. Her approach isn’t meant to fix or crystallize her ideas in any hard and fast light, but rather to present the music of her thinking.

W B Yeats Ezra Pound and the Poetry of Paradise

we, Poets and Philosophers, have regenerated our souls by successive work and by an ... The phrase 'les paradis artificiels' returns to Pound in Pisa, ...

Author: Sean Pryor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317000765

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Emphasizing the interplay of aesthetic forms and religious modes, Sean Pryor's ambitious study takes up the endlessly reiterated longing for paradise that features throughout the works of W. B. Yeats and Ezra Pound. Yeats and Pound define poetry in terms of paradise and paradise in terms of poetry, Pryor suggests, and these complex interconnections fundamentally shape the development of their art. Even as he maps the shared influences and intellectual interests of Yeats and Pound, and highlights those moments when their poetic theories converge, Pryor's discussion of their poems' profound formal and conceptual differences uncovers the distinctive ways each writer imagines the divine, the good, the beautiful, or the satisfaction of desire. Throughout his study, Pryor argues that Yeats and Pound reconceive the quest for paradise as a quest for a new kind of poetry, a journey that Pryor traces by analysing unpublished manuscript drafts and newly published drafts that have received little attention. For Yeats and Pound, the journey towards a paradisal poetic becomes a never-ending quest, at once self-defeating and self-fulfilling - a formulation that has implications not only for the work of these two poets but for the study of modernist literature.

Science in Modern Poetry

Strict typographic mirroring would require the poem to stop at 'in deep', ... (personal correspondence), to Derrida's 'Plato's Pharmacy' (1981, 171).

Author: John Holmes

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1781388997

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Over the last thirty years, more and more critics and scholars have come to recognize the importance of science to literature. 'Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions' is the first collection of essays to focus specifically on what poets in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have made of the scientific developments going on around them. In a collection of twelve essays, leading experts on modern poetry and on literature and science explore how poets have used scientific language in their poems, how poetry can offer new perspectives on science, and how the 'Two Cultures' can and have come together in the work of poets from Britain and Ireland, America and Australia. What does the poetry of a leading immunologist and a Nobel-Prize-winning chemist tell us about how poetry can engage with science? Scientific experiments aim to yield knowledge, but what do the linguistic and formal experiments of contemporary American poets suggest about knowledge in their turn? How can universities help to bring these different experimental cultures and practices together? What questions do literary critics need to ask themselves when looking at poems that respond to science? How did developments in biology between the wars shape modernist poetry? What did William Empson make of science fiction, Ezra Pound of the fourth dimension, Thomas Hardy of anthropology? How did modern poets from W. B. Yeats to Elizabeth Bishop and Judith Wright respond to the legacy of Charles Darwin? This book aims to answer these questions and more, in the process setting out the state of the field and suggesting new directions and approaches for research by students and scholars working on the fertile relationship between science and poetry today.

NARD Journal

We are indeed confident that he fine traits and charming personality . shall continue to add to the laurels of pharmacy A poet of note , Miss Gladding was ...

Author: National Association of Retail Druggists (U.S.)



Category: Pharmaceutical industry


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Kinoshita Y ji

1938 March : graduates with license in pharmacy ; returns to Miyuki and takes over the family apothecary . 1939 October : first collection of poetry ...

Author: Robert Epp

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers


Category: Poets, Japanese

Page: 145

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A critical examination of Yūji Kinoshita.

Wounded Fiction

It provides at least an analogy for the logic behind the poem«s ... serves as the scapegoat in the poem, in this case the victim returns in the end to the ...

Author: Joseph Adamson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134970927

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 326

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This book, first published in 1988, does not concern the theory of poetry so much as the poetry of theory: a poetry that theorizes, that has a "view" on things, that thinks. What or what things does poetry think about, and what do we mean by thinking? The author attempts to answer these questions by examining the work of three poets – Wallace Stevens, César Vallejo, and René Char – and reflects upon the poetry itself. This title will be of interest to students of literature and literary theory.

In the Frame

Women's Ekphrastic Poetry from Marianne Moore to Susan Wheeler Jane Hedley, ... As Bishop returns at the very end of her life to remember Nova Scotia and ...

Author: Jane Hedley

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874130468

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

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The subject of In the Frame is poetic ekphrasis: poems whose starting point or source of inspiration is a work of visual art. The authors of these sixteen essays, several of whom are poets as well as critics, have a twofold purpose: calling attention to the contribution women poets have made to this important genre of poetic writing and re-thinking ekphrastic poetry's motives and purposes. From Marianne Moore and Elizabeth Bishop to Mary Jo Salter, C. D. Wright, and Susan Wheeler, many of our best women poets have done important work in this genre, and when they describe, confront, or speak for an image that is itself wordless, their motives are not only formal but aesthetic. Their poems also raise important questions, from a perspective that is often, but not always, gender-inflected about how art is made and displayed, experienced and valued, celebrated and commodified. Jane Hedley is K. Laurence Stapleton Professor of English at Bryn Mawr College. Willard Spiegelman is the Hughes Professor of English at Southern Methodist University, and editor-in-chief of the Southwest Review. Nick Halpem is an associate professor in the English Department at North Carolina State University.

The Library Table

Poem . - The Proposed Expulsion of the Teaching Orders from the Public Schools of ... by Dr. Lowenterg ; Materia Medica and Pharmacy , by W. H. Griffiths ...




Category: Periodicals


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Publishers Directory

Author: Louise Gagne

Publisher: Gale Group

ISBN: 9780787659325

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 2100

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Gale's Publishers Directory is your one-stop resource for exhaustive coverage of approximately 30,000 U.S. and Canadian publishers, distributors and wholesalers. Organizations profiled in the Publishers Directory represent a broad spectrum of interests, including major publishing companies; small presses (in the traditional, literary sense); groups promoting special interests from ethnic heritage to alternative medical treatments; museums and societies in the arts, science, technology, history, and genealogy; divisions within universities that issues special publications in such fields as business, literature and climate studies; religious institutions; corporations that produce important publications related to their areas of specialization; government agencies; and electronic and database publishers.