Books  Zoology  Ornithology  Birds: General 

The Poetry of Birds

Edited By: Simon Armitage and Tim Dee

353 pages, no illustrations

Penguin Books

Paperback | Jun 2012 | #190627 | ISBN-13: 9780141027111
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1 week Details
NHBS Price: £12.99 $17/€15 approx
Hardback | Oct 2009 | #182509 | ISBN-13: 9780670916412
Out of Print Details

About this book

Birds are the most obvious wild things we have around us. They are much watched and much loved, not least by poets.

Bird poetry is as old as British poetry itself, and a remarkable number of poets have written poems about birds. Indeed some of the most famous poems in the language concern birds, from Keats's nightingale and Shelley's skylark to Yeats's swans and Hardy's thrush.

In this wonderful anthology poet Simon Armitage and birdwatching enthusiast Tim Dee gather together the best of the past and the present, including those famous poems but also many overlooked gems. And in a fascinating divergence from standard anthology practice, the poems are organized according to ornithological classification, beginning with poems by Marianne Moore and David Wright on the ostrich and the emperor penguin and ending with Emily Dickinson and Wallace Stevens on the oriole and the blackbird.


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

The Most Perfect Thing

NHBS Price: £9.99 $13/€12 approx

The Helm Guide to Bird Identification

NHBS Price: £24.99 $32/€29 approx

Bird Families of the World

NHBS Price: £77.99 $99/€92 approx

Guests of Summer

NHBS Price: £9.99 $13/€12 approx

Birds of Stone

NHBS Price: £62.99 $80/€74 approx