Publication Day for A Poet for Every Day of the Year

A Poet for Every Day of the Year, the latest anthology edited by Allie Esiri and published by Macmillan Children’s Books, is out today! Full of gorgeous illustrations by Zanna Goldhawk, this is a beautiful anthology that’s perfect for all the family.

Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with all the family, it is bursting at the seams with familiar favourites and exciting new discoveries. Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, Christina Rossetti and Emily Bronte sit alongside Roger McGough, Wendy Cope, Imtiaz Dharker, Leonard Cohen, Sylvia Plath and Ocean Vuong.

Each of the 366 poems features a small introduction that gives a sense of who the writer was, and not just the greatness of their work. Some offer insightful biographical details or key historical context, while others may provide quirky, humorous anecdotes.

The day-to-day format of the anthology invites readers to make poetry a part of their daily routine, and makes sure that they discover something inspirational, life affirming, provocative, moving or entertaining each and every day.

Available now in hardback!

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