New poetry collection by John Carey left at key locations by book fairies

The new collection titled 100 Poets was celebrated by The Book Fairies today at some beautiful spots!

The Book Fairies are delighted to be sharing copies of 100 Poets, a new anthology by John Carey! With such a variety of poets and subjects, we think there is something in this book for everyone 🙂

About the book:

A wonderfully readable anthology of our greatest poetry, chosen by the author of A Little History of Poetry.

A poem seems a fragile thing. Change a word and it is broken. But poems outlive empires and survive the devastation of conquests. Celebrated author John Carey here presents a uniquely valuable anthology of verse based on a simple principle: select the one-hundred greatest poets from across the centuries, and then choose their finest poems.

Ranging from Homer and Sappho to Donne and Milton, Plath and Angelou, this is a delightful and accessible introduction to the very best that poetry can offer. Familiar favourites are nestled alongside marvellous new discoveries—all woven together with Carey’s expert commentary. Particular attention is given to the works of female poets, like Christina Rossetti and Charlotte Mew. This is a personal guide to the poetry that shines brightest through the ages. Within its pages, readers will find treasured poems that remain with you for life.

Lucky happy finders!

We always love hearing from people who have found books hidden by book fairies! Here are some of the finders from this activity around 100 Poets!

Not lucky enough to find one?

Do not worry – this beautiful anthology is available in all good bookshops! If you cannot get to one, you can still support indie shops by ordering your copy of 100 Poets from Bookshop.org 🙂

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