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Poetry is what in a poem makes you laugh, cry, prickle, be silent, makes your toe nails twinkle, makes you want to do this or that or nothing, makes you know that you are alone in the unknown world, that your bliss and suffering is forever shared and forever all your own.Dylan Thomas.

Poetry and drama have long been intertwined. Epic Poems such as Homer's Iliad evolved from the oral traditions of story-telling, the rhythmic poetic prose an aid to memory as well as performance. Britain itself has a fantastic poetry heritage; The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer bought vernacular English to literature, the extensive oeuvre of Shakespeare has provided abundant material for stage and students alike. Brooding Dylan Thomas., Scotland’s favourite son Robert Burns and Nobel Prize-winning W.B. Yeats all add to our rich poetry culture.

If your tastes are more modern, the poetry of former and current Poet Laureates; Ted Hughes and Carol Ann Duffy may be to your liking, or David Harsent: winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry. The inspirational poetry of Maya Angelou never fails to rouse.

Whether you are new to poetry, or a learned fan, you are sure to find something in the Poetry, Drama & Criticism Store at Amazon.co.uk.