The Poetry Pharmacy
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The Poetry Pharmacy : Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul

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'A matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss' Stephen Fry
'I keep my copy with the brandy and aspirin' Jeanette Winterson

Sometimes only a poem will do. For countless people, the poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice from William Sieghart's bestselling Poetry Pharmacy have offered comfort, delight and inspiration; a space for reflection, and that precious realization - I'm not the only one who feels like this.

'Marvellous ... 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' Stephen Fry

'Delightful; it rightly resituates poetry in relation to its biggest and most serious task: helping us to live and die well' Alain de Botton

'Sieghart's enthusiasm for poetry is so generous, optimistic and open-hearted, it's hard to resist' Evening Standard

'One for the bedside, a solace for sleepless nights' Daily Mail
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 150 x 210 x 22mm | 381g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 014198757X
  • 9780141987576
  • 8,538

About William Sieghart

William Sieghart has had a distinguished career in publishing and the arts. He established the Forward Prizes for Poetry in 1992, and founded National Poetry Day in 1994. He is a former chairman of the Arts Council Lottery Panel, and current chairman of both the Somerset House Trust and Forward Thinking, a charity seeking peace in the Middle East and acceptance of British Muslims. His previous anthologies include Winning Words: Inspiring Poems for Everyday Life (2014), Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry (2015) and 100 Prized Poems: Twenty-five Years of the Forward Books (2016).
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588 ratings
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4 33% (193)
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