101 poems that could save your life An anthology of emotional first aid

Daisy Goodwin

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Published
New York : HarperCollins 2003.
Edition
1st American ed
Language
English
Physical Description
141 p. ; 17 cm
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
006052913X
Main Author
Daisy Goodwin (-)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Getting Ready for (or Rid of) Cupid With its appealing heart-drawn-in-sugar cover and bite-sized format, 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life: An Anthology of Emotional First Aid may make for a point-of-sale panacea this Valentine's Day. Edited with an emphasis on British poets by London-based television producer Daisy Goodwin, this collection is introduced by NPR's Scott Simon, and categorically organized by daily travail, from "First date" and "First wrinkle" to "Staying married," "Stressed out" and "Successfully single." Poems and poets run the gamut from Wendy Cope's "How to Deal with the Press" ("She'll urge you to confide. Resist.") to Ogden Nash's "The Parent": "Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,/ and that's what parents were created for." Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A collection of humorous, compassionate, and illuminating poems, from such contributors as Dorothy Dukes, Lord Byron, Ogden Nash, William Blake, and Thomas Gunn, helps readers overcome the trials and tribulations of everyday life.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A delightful collection of humorous, compassionate, and illuminating poems, from such contributors as Dorothy Dukes, Lord Byron, Ogden Nash, William Blake, and Thom Gunn, helps readers overcome the trials and tribulations of everyday life.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Prozac has side effects, drinking gives you hangovers, therapy's expensive. For quick and effective relief -- or at least some literary comfort -- from everyday and exceptional problems, try a poem. Over the ages, people have turned to poets as ambassadors of the emotions, because they give voice and definition to our troubles, and by so doing, ease them. No matter how bad things get, poets have been there, too, and they can help you get over the rough spots.This is the first poetry anthology designed expressly for the self-help generation. The poems listed include classics by Emily Dickinson, Lord Byron, Ogden Nash, and Lucretius, to name just a few, along with newer works by such current practitioners as Seamus Heaney and Wendy Cope. This book has a cure or consolation for nearly every affliction, ancient or modern. And no side effects-except pleasure.