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This review is from: The New Faber Book of Love Poems (Paperback)
This an extensive, eclectic and wonderful anthology. A few of the poems were familiar to me and I had the pleasure of re-experiencing them, yet it is the pieces I had not previously read which brought the most joy. With an easy to follow contents, led by the poets' names in alaphabetical order, finding your faviourites is a quick and simple task. The introduction from James Fenton is illuminating and helps contextualise many of the poems in the collection but also stands alone as an informative introduction to anybody interested in the poetry of love. The hardback copy I purchased will be treasured for a very long time; no poetry-lover's shelf is complete without it. Look out for highlights from; Wendy Cope; Christina Rossetti; Philip Larkin; Fenton himself; and Shakespeare.