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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good For The Soul
Soul Food: Nourishing Poems for Starved Minds

Varied but always insightful mainly poetry of today, the book is immaculately laid out and there is a strong determination to be international, even though Bloodaxe (the publisher) is based in England's North East.

If all you expect of poetry is for it to go "rum-ti-tum" and rhyme, this is not the...
Published on 26 Feb 2009 by Mr. C. J. Heyworth

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I was not so keen on this poem, i practice mindfulness meditation and am a keen poetry buff, but these were just not my cup of tea. One good one in there that I liked.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good For The Soul, 26 Feb 2009
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Mr. C. J. Heyworth "Christo" (Blackpool, UK) - See all my reviews
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Soul Food: Nourishing Poems for Starved Minds

Varied but always insightful mainly poetry of today, the book is immaculately laid out and there is a strong determination to be international, even though Bloodaxe (the publisher) is based in England's North East.

If all you expect of poetry is for it to go "rum-ti-tum" and rhyme, this is not the collection for you. The diction owes much more to Pound, Eliot & , say, Carol Ann Duffy than Pam Ayres (not that I have anything against Pam Ayres).
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soul Food: Nourishing Poems for Starved Minds, 20 July 2007
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This book is incredible. I feel lucky to have found it. There is so much wisdom here from so many different voices: *surprising* wisdom, as well
as comfort and merriment. You could live by it, or give it to someone you love. It fits in your jacket pocket.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book of encouraging poems, 24 Sep 2009
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Carole Denby "Lover of dogs" (East Yorkshire England) - See all my reviews
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I am not normally a poetry reader, however, this book appealed to me, and I am so glad I purchased it. I was so impressed and entertained enough by it that I found I had to buy more copies to give to my friends as Xmas presents. :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Soul Food, 25 April 2010
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Morag (Bearwood, UK) - See all my reviews
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A lovely wide mix of poems, both familiar and new, ranging from Kabir and Rumi to Oliver and Duffy via John of the Cross, Blake, Rilke, Thomas and others translated from a variety of languages.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Food for thought!, 16 Oct 2010
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This book was bought as a birthday gift for our singing teacher - recommended by another student.

Our Teacher loves it - well recommended for any gift!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely anthology, 14 Oct 2010
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This book contains some beautiful examples of inspirational poetry both contemporary and ancient sources. I love it so much I have bought at least 3 other copies for good friends. Recommended highly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great buy, 2 Dec 2013
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First saw this book in a veggie restaurant in York and liked it so much have bought as a stocking filler for my song,
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm delighted to add this brilliant collections of poems to my ..., 8 July 2014
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I'm delighted to add this brilliant collections of poems to my library! It includes many new names I haven't met in other anthologies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Soul food, 10 Jan 2014
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This book will not disappoint. There is poetry and wisdom from many parts of the world. I guess that some of the poetry that has been translated into English lacks a bit of sparkle but the sense of the author is still apparent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just as Described, 30 Oct 2013
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Just as described; excellent soul nourishing poems. This book includes information about the many poets whose poems are included, which I find useful.
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