100 Poems to Reach for on Dark Nights
Published by Head of Zeus, 2019
Life Support is an inspiring choice of verse that offers an escape from the constant chatter of everyday thought and will help readers orient ourselves within the often hectic landscape of daily life. Organised in sections – with each suggesting a different way of looking at the world – these are poems that offer consolation by their power to surprise.
Ranging from the sixteenth century to the present day, Life Support features poets as diverse as William Shakespeare, Selima Hill, Frank O’Hara, Elizabeth Daryush, Seamus Heaney and Emily Dickinson. Here you will find old favourites and discover new work by some of the poetry world’s brightest rising stars, including Emily Berry and Fiona Benson.
By turns thrilling and reassuring, Life Support presents a vibrant selection of poems that will reawaken the senses and offer fresh ways of seeing.