Gothic Love Poems: Haunting Poems for Lovers of the Macabre

Featuring work from the likes of Charles Baudelaire, Edgar Allan Poe, and Christina Rossetti, the gothic love poems on this list are perfect for dark declarations of love on Valentine’s Day. Particularly good for lovers of the macabre and those in favour of something a little less sickly-sweet, these anti-valentine poems are hauntingly beautiful, touching […]

Romantic Valentine’s Day Gifts: Classic Romance Books

Discover a wonderful list of romantic Valentine’s Day gifts, perfect for new partners, long-time lovers, friends, or even family members. This list features gift ideas in all shapes and sizes so that you can show those closest to you a little extra love this February. Whether you’re after a sensual gift for a lover or a […]

Ring Out, Wild Bells – A Poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Ring Out, Wild Bells - A New Year Poem by Lord ALfred Tennyson

Ring Out, Wild Bells by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,The flying cloud, the frosty light:The year is dying in the night;Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.Ring out the old, ring in the new,Ring, happy bells, across the snow:The year is going, let him go;Ring out the false, […]

The Sweet Poet of the Woods: A History of Birds in Poetry

Birds have appeared in poetry for centuries. A common source of inspiration, from William Shakespeare’s classic ‘The Seasons’ to Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Romantic ‘The Nightingale’ to Edgar Allan Poe’s Gothic ‘The Raven’, poets have long been influenced by our winged companions. Collected Bird Poems Frequently used to symbolise a range of emotions, thoughts, and feelings, different poets have […]

Short Christmas Poems: Ten Classic Poems for the Holidays

These ten short Christmas poems encompass all the magic of the festive season, celebrating the colder months. Written by some of the greatest poets of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this list features classic winter poetry from the likes of Emily Dickinson and William Butler Yeats, perfect for reading over the holidays. 10 Short Christmas […]

The Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Discover His Most Famous Poetry

Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poems have withstood the test of time, with him still regarded as one of the best poets of the Romantic era. Discover a list of seven of his most famous poems below, from the seminal The Rime of the Ancient Mariner to the opium-induced classic Kubla Khan. Coleridge’s Conversation Poems “Poetry: […]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – By Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Argument How a Ship having passed the Line was driven by storms to the cold Country towards the South Pole; and how from thence she made her course to the tropical Latitude of the Great Pacific Ocean; and of the strange things that befell; and in what manner the Ancyent Marinere came back to his […]

The Trials and Exile of Oscar Wilde


Explore the life, trials and exile of Oscar Wilde and celebrate his legacy as one of the most iconic writers of the LGBTQ+ history. Oscar Wilde’s Life and Lovers Oscar Wilde was an Irish author, poet, and playwright born on the 16th of October 1854. As his fame grew, he lived an exceedingly luxurious and […]

Celebrate National Poetry Day With Our Best Poetry Books

Although we don’t need an excuse to get lost in the land of verse, National Poetry Day is a day dedicated to celebrating poetry both old and new. We’ve picked our favourite collections of poetry to inspire you to get involved. Our Top Picks for National Poetry Day Stray Birds by Rabindranath Tagore Shop Now […]