This wonderful anthology brings together five hundred stunning poems on themes ranging from the body to journeys, animals and, of course, love and death. It is a book to make you fall in love with poetry and the perfect starting point for any non-poetry reader.
Just when it seemed I couldn't bear
one more friend
waking with a tumour, one more maniac
with a perfect reason, often a sweetness
and changed nothing in the world
except the way I stumbled through it ...
from Sweetness by Stephen Dunn