There is no way more appropriate to mark a new arrival than with poetry - and in this profoundly celebratory book, poet and columnist Kate Clanchy has made an inspired choice of poems that speak powerfully of the wonder, joy, bewilderment and mystery that new life brings. Charting the whole process from conception through to pregnancy and birth, "All The Poems You Need to Say Hello" is perfect for expectant parents - and an ideal gift for new parents. Poems from across the centuries by men and women - from Sharon Olds, Sylvia Plath and Helen Dunmore to Seamus Heaney, Hugo Williams and William Blake - chart the whole experience, mirroring the ups and downs and moments of despair and joy.
Used availability for Kate Clanchy's All the Poems You Need to Say Hello
October 2004 : UK Hardback