The Poetry Pharmacy

This pocket-sized book presents the most essential poems in his dispensary: those which, again and again, have really shown themselves to work.

The Poetry Pharmacy

The Poetry Pharmacy

'Truly a marvellous collection ... There is balm for the soul, fire for the belly, a cooling compress for the fevered brow, solace for the wounded, an arm around the lonely shoulder - the whole collection is a matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss' Stephen Fry As heard on BBC Radio 4, the essential prescriptions from William Sieghart's poetic dispensary Sometimes only a poem will do. These poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice offer comfort, delight and inspiration for all; a space for reflection, and a chance to realize - I'm not the only one who feels like this. In the years since he first had the idea of prescribing short, powerful poems for all manner of spiritual ailments, William Sieghart has taken his Poetry Pharmacy around the length and breadth of Britain, into the pages of the Guardian, onto BBC Radio 4 and onto the television, honing his prescriptions all the time. This pocket-sized book presents the most essential poems in his dispensary: those which, again and again, have really shown themselves to work. Whether you are suffering from loneliness, lack of courage, heartbreak, hopelessness, or even from an excess of ego, there is something here to ease your pain. 'The book is delightful; it rightly resituates poetryin relation to its biggest and most serious task: helping us to live and diewell' Alain de Botton

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The Poetry Pharmacy
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: William Sieghart
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-28 - Publisher: Penguin UK

'Truly a marvellous collection ... There is balm for the soul, fire for the belly, a cooling compress for the fevered brow, solace for the wounded, an arm around the lonely shoulder - the whole collection is a matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss' Stephen Fry As heard on
The Poetry Pharmacy Returns
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: William Sieghart
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-26 - Publisher: Penguin UK

'A matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss' Stephen Fry on William Sieghart's bestselling Poetry Pharmacy The Poetry Pharmacy is one of the bestselling (and most giftable) poetry anthologies of recent decades. Now, after huge demand for more prescriptions from readers and 'patients' alike, William Sieghart is back. This time,
The Poetry Remedy
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: William Sieghart
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-15 - Publisher: Penguin

The US edition of the bestselling The Poetry Pharmacy A beautiful collection of curated poems each individually selected to provide hope, comfort, and inspiration—for all of life's most difficult moments Sometimes only a poem will do. These poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice are tailored to those moments in
Poems for a world gone to sh*t
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Quercus Poetry
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-08 - Publisher: Hachette UK

DISCOVER THE AMAZING POWER OF POETRY TO MAKE EVEN THE MOST F**KED UP TIMES FEEL BETTER A beautiful little book of short, simple, classic and contemporary poems to dip into, to make life feel better. From Shakespeare and Shelley to Lemn Sissay and Kate Tempest, poets have always been the
Poetry in the Clinic
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Alan Bleakley, Shane Neilson
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-27 - Publisher: Routledge

This book explores previously unexamined overlaps between the poetic imagination and the medical mind. It shows how appreciation of poetry can help us to engage with medicine in more intense ways based on ‘defamiliarising’ old habits and bringing poetic forms of ‘close reading’ to the clinic. Bleakley and Neilson carry