Poetry & Plays

Sort by:
Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold

Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold

$22.99 AUD$19.54 AUD
Author: Stephen Fry Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 464 One of the most imaginative minds alive retells the greatest stories in history - the Greek Myths The Greek...
Selected Poems of Pablo Neruda

Selected Poems of Pablo Neruda

$19.99 AUD$16.99 AUD
Author: Pablo Neruda Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 512 A dazzling collection of poetry by the greatest Latin-American Poet of our time The perfect gift for Valentine's Day...
Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

$17.99 AUD$15.29 AUD
Author: Ovid Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 768 "I think this version is terrific. The light enjambed English hexameters are a great success. The effect is properly propulsive."...
The Collected Poems

The Collected Poems

$22.99 AUD$19.54 AUD
Author: Robert Frost Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 640 'Frost was the first American poet who could honestly be reckoned a master-poet by world standards' Robert Graves No...
Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet

$17.99 AUD$15.29 AUD
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 84At the start of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a series of letters to a young officer...
The Odyssey

The Odyssey

$22.99 AUD$19.54 AUD
Author: Homer Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 416 Homer's The Odyssey is an epic that has endured for thousands of years, and this Penguin Classics edition is translated...
Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

$17.99 AUD$15.29 AUD
Author: John Milton Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 512 Paradise Lost's apparent ambivalence towards authority has led to intense debate about whether it manages to 'justify the ways...
The Iliad

The Iliad

$17.99 AUD$15.29 AUD
Author: Homer Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 560 Homer's Iliad is the greatest and most influential epic poem ever written, telling of the tragic and bloody climax to...
The Complete Poems

The Complete Poems

$27.99 AUD$23.79 AUD
Author: Emily Bronte Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 352 The poems of Emily Jane Bronte are passionate and powerful works that convey the vitality of the human spirit...
Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments of Sappho

Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments of Sappho

$22.99 AUD$19.54 AUD
Author: Sappho Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 160 Aaron Poochigian's lyrical translations preserve the musical style of Sappho's songs. In his introduction he discusses the theories surrounding Sappho's...
Dropbear

Dropbear

$24.99 AUD$21.24 AUD
Author: Evelyn Araluen Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 96 An innovative collection of poetry and prose from a vibrant new Indigenous voice on the Australian literary scene. I...
The Complete Poems

The Complete Poems

$35.00 AUD$29.75 AUD
Author: William Blake Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 1072 One of the great English Romantic poets, William Blake (1757-1827) was an artist, poet, mystic and visionary. His work...
The Prophet

The Prophet

$14.99 AUD$12.74 AUD
Author: Kahlil Gibran Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 128 A hugely influential philosophical work of prose poetry, Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is an inspirational, allegorical guide to living,...
Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass

$22.99 AUD$19.54 AUD
Author: Walt Whitman Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 192 As Malcolm Cowley says in his introduction, the first edition of Leaves of Grass 'might be called the buried...
Selected Poems

Selected Poems

$22.99 AUD$19.54 AUD
Author: William Wordsworth Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 352 One of the major poets of Romanticism, Wordsworth epitomized the spirit of his age with his celebration of the...
The Saga of the Volsungs

The Saga of the Volsungs

$29.99 AUD$25.49 AUD
Author: Jesse Byock Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 160 'If you travel a road where evil creatures dwell, be wary. ' Legends from the Ancient North Beowulf The...
The Black Unicorn

The Black Unicorn

$22.99 AUD$19.54 AUD
Author: Audre Lorde Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 144 The most acclaimed volume of poetry by the legendary 'Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet' 'I have been woman for...
The Collected Dorothy Parker

The Collected Dorothy Parker

$27.99 AUD$23.79 AUD
Author: Dorothy Parker Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 640 Dorothy Parker, more than any of her contemporaries, captured the spirit of the Jazz Age in her poetry and...
Night Sky with Exit Wounds

Night Sky with Exit Wounds

$24.99 AUD$21.24 AUD
Author: Ocean Vuong Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 96 Winner of the 2017 T. S. Eliot PrizeWinner of the 2017 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First CollectionA Guardian...
The Iliad

The Iliad

$22.99 AUD$19.54 AUD
Author: Homer Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 608 READ THE STORY BEHIND THE NEW BBC/NETFLIX EPIC SERIES, TROY- FALL OF A CITYA stunning new translation of Homer's great...
The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh

$22.99 AUD$19.54 AUD
Author: N. Sandars Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 128 Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the ancient literature...
Poems

Poems

$19.99 AUD$16.99 AUD
Author: Wilfred Owen Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 96 A collectible new Penguin Classics series- beautiful, slim, clothbound editions of ten favourite poets. I mean the truth untold, The pity...
The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry

The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry

$17.99 AUD$15.29 AUD
Author: Matthew George Walter Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 448 This anthology reflects the diversity of voices it contains- the poems are arranged thematically and the themes reflect...
The Complete Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Complete Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

$32.99 AUD$28.04 AUD
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 656 One of the major figures of English Romanticism, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) created works of remarkable diversity and...
The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem: From Baudelaire to Anne Carson

The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem: From Baudelaire to Anne Carson

$24.99 AUD$21.24 AUD
Author: Jeremy Noel-Tod Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 480 In The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem, Margaret Atwood rubs shoulders with Claudia Rankine; Lu Xun and Rabindranath...
The Iliad

The Iliad

$35.00 AUD$29.75 AUD
Author: Homer Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 704 One of the greatest epics in Western literature, THE ILIAD recounts the story of the Trojan wars. This timeless poem...
Electra and Other Plays

Electra and Other Plays

$26.99 AUD$22.94 AUD
Author: Euripides Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 320 Of all the ancient Greek tragedians, Euripides was the most sensitive to the lives of women and other outcasts in...
The Aeneid

The Aeneid

$32.99 AUD$28.04 AUD
Author: Virgil Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 384 From the award-winning translator ofThe IliadandThe Odysseycomes a brilliant new translation of Virgil's great epic Fleeing the ashes of Troy,...
The Complete Poems

The Complete Poems

$27.99 AUD$23.79 AUD
Author: John Keats Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 752 Covering the entire output of an archetypal - and tragically short-lived - romantic genius, the Penguin Classics edition of...
Poems: Introduction by Patti Smith

Poems: Introduction by Patti Smith

$19.99 AUD$16.99 AUD
Author: William Blake Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 192 'Those who control their passions do so because their passions are weak enough to be controlled' - William Blake...
Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained

Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained

$22.99 AUD$19.54 AUD
Author: John Milton Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 368 'Paradise Lost was the first literary work in English written on a planetary scale... In sublimity and magnitude, it...
Selected Poems: Tennyson

Selected Poems: Tennyson

$22.99 AUD$19.54 AUD
Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 432 The works in this volume trace nearly sixty years in the literary career of one of the nineteenth...
Hesiod and Theognis

Hesiod and Theognis

$22.99 AUD$19.54 AUD
Author: Hesiod Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 176 Together the poetry of Hesiod and Theognis offers a superb introduction to the life and thought of ancient Greece. Hesiod's...
Selected Poems: Rossetti

Selected Poems: Rossetti

$29.99 AUD$25.49 AUD
Author: Christina G. Rossetti Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 304 The poems selected in this volume display the extraordinary talent of Christina Rossetti, showing her to be one...
One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each: A Treasury of Classical Japanese Verse

One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each: A Treasury of Classical Japanese Verse

$22.99 AUD$19.54 AUD
Author: Peter MacMillan Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 304 A prize-winning translation of the most widely known and popular collection of Japanese poetry. 'How the night deepens. A...
The Penguin Book of Oulipo: Queneau, Perec, Calvino and the Adventure of Form

The Penguin Book of Oulipo: Queneau, Perec, Calvino and the Adventure of Form

$22.99 AUD$19.54 AUD
Author: Philip Terry Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 592 A celebration of one of the most curious and playful literary groups of the twentieth century Brought together for...
The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry

The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry

$27.99 AUD$23.79 AUD
Author: Robert Chandler Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 592 The poems are presented in stunning modern translations by Robert Chandler and many others, with individual introductions to each...
Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense: Collected Poems

Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense: Collected Poems

$22.99 AUD$19.54 AUD
Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 464 The first collected and annotated edition of Carroll's brilliant, witty poems, edited by Gillian Beer 'Twas brillig, and the...
Beowulf

Beowulf

$17.99 AUD$15.29 AUD
Author: Michael Alexander Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 208 A spectacular verse translation of one the most foundational texts in world literature Beowulf is the greatest surviving work...
The War Poems Of Wilfred Owen

The War Poems Of Wilfred Owen

$19.99 AUD$16.99 AUD
Author: Wilfred Owen Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 144 Wilfred Owen was the greatest poet of the First World War - his best work is collected here, published in a...
The Essential Ginsberg

The Essential Ginsberg

$29.99 AUD$25.49 AUD
Author: Allen Ginsberg Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 448 'Everybody's serious but me. It occurs to me that I am America. I am talking to myself again.' Bringing...
Selected Poems and Prose

Selected Poems and Prose

$29.99 AUD$25.49 AUD
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 944 Heaven's light forever shines, Earth's shadows fly; Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass, Stains the white radiance...
The Penguin Book of English Song: Seven Centuries of Poetry from Chaucer to Auden

The Penguin Book of English Song: Seven Centuries of Poetry from Chaucer to Auden

$29.99 AUD$25.49 AUD
Author: Richard Stokes Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 976 An anthology of some of the greatest poetry in the English language Poetry and music have been associated with...
The Nature of Things

The Nature of Things

$22.99 AUD$19.54 AUD
Author: Lucretius Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 304 Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever...
The Pre-Raphaelites: From Rossetti to Ruskin

The Pre-Raphaelites: From Rossetti to Ruskin

$32.99 AUD$28.04 AUD
Author: Dinah Roe Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 432 The Pre-Raphaelite Movement began in 1848, and experienced its heyday in the 1860s and 1870s. Influenced by the then...
Selected Poems

Selected Poems

$22.99 AUD$19.54 AUD
Author: William Yeats Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 368 W.B. Yeats's Selected Poems is edited with an introduction and notes by Timothy Webb in Penguin Modern Classics. Few...
So Bright and Delicate: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

So Bright and Delicate: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

$22.99 AUD$19.54 AUD
Author: Jane Campion Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 160 So Bright and Delicate contains the love poems and correspondence composed by Keats in the heat of his passion,...
Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

$17.99 AUD$15.29 AUD
Author: William Shakespeare Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 336 Part of the authoritative and acclaimed Penguin Shakespeare series, now rejacketed in the celebrated Penguin Classics livery A battle-hardened...