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Life can sometimes be overwhelming, but taking a few moments to read a bit of poetry can relieve tension and help you relax and take stock. This thoughtful and therapeutic collection of poems is designed to lift your mood as editor Deborah Alma prescribes verses carefully selected to purge melancholy, provide hope and give courage.
Arranged by spiritual ailment, the sections include a range of verse, new and old, which may be of comfort to those in need of a pick-me-up for the soul.
The collection has been carefully compiled by Deborah Alma, the world’s first and only emergency poet, who travels to schools, libraries, festivals and other events in her 1970s ambulance to offer consultations and prescribe poems as cures for various maladies.
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The Map and the Clock : A Laureate’s Choice of the Poetry of Britain and Ireland Edited by Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke£9.99
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