From the classics to recent favourites, the anthology includes works by Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Robert Burns, Kipling, Rupert Brooke, Yeats, Betjeman, Emily Dickinson, Ted Hughes, Wole Soyinka, Wendy Cope, Andrew Motion and many more, imaginatively arranged to be appropriate to the day and to match the mood of the season. Each entry is laid out to include the poem in its diurnal context, as well as to include notable historical details and mark important anniversaries in anecdotal notes that are both informative and fun. A great gift for anyone, The Methuen Book of Poems for Every Day is a remarkable treasury of the finest poetry, to appeal to readers of all ages.
Jane Gaunt holds a Master's Degree in History from York University. Editing this collection is the culmination of a long-held wish. Kate Whitaker is an English graduate who has enjoyed poetry of all kinds since grammar school days.