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Heaven on Earth: 101 Happy Poems,
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These poems are all celebratory in one way or another, demolishing the notion that good poems are always written on themes of misery and mortality. The value of having them published together is in their variousness. Names that everyone knows (W. H. Auden, Robert Graves, Dylan Thomas, etc.) appear alongside names that are relatively unknown, or known only to poetry buffs. For fans of Wendy Cope, this small anthology offers a welcome new angle on Ms. Cope's enviably wide range of references. It's an interesting and unusual collection - though I'd actually like to read more new poems by Wendy Cope herself.