Two Cures for Love: Selected Poems, 1979-2006

Two Cures for Love Selected Poems The idea for this book grew out of Wendy Cope s experience of meeting her audience when reading her poems in schools This is an edition of the poems which identifies the references verse forms cont

  • Title: Two Cures for Love: Selected Poems, 1979-2006
  • Author: Wendy Cope
  • ISBN: 9780571240791
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback
  • The idea for this book grew out of Wendy Cope s experience of meeting her audience, when reading her poems in schools This is an edition of the poems which identifies the references, verse forms, contexts and occasions of her work, and which offers readers a new arrangement of the poetry as a whole The notes also identify dates of composition, so that it is possible to oThe idea for this book grew out of Wendy Cope s experience of meeting her audience, when reading her poems in schools This is an edition of the poems which identifies the references, verse forms, contexts and occasions of her work, and which offers readers a new arrangement of the poetry as a whole The notes also identify dates of composition, so that it is possible to observe the development of her work As well as drawing on Wendy Cope s three published books, the selection also includes a significant number of poems collected or published for the first time.

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    1. I've read this while taking a long hot bath on an ordinary Monday. Today - 31st October 2011. This book made my day today."My heart has made up its mindAnd I'm afraid it's you"

    2. I think I would enjoy Wendy Cope's poems waaaay more if I am more aware of the poets (or some other famous people) and their styles that she parodies, since a large portion of her poems are parodies. But those that I can fully appreciate and the poems that aren't generally parodies are enjoyable and interesting poems!

    3. It's really impossible to say you've finished reading a poetry book because let's face it, you never finish :-). Especially one as witty, funny, moving and smart as Wendy Cope's collection.

    4. Wow. I even added a new shelf for this one :o) (Adult Poetry)Thank you Sarah!! I never would have picked this up if you didn't post The Orange on Facebook. I am not a poetry girl and hate having to try to find meaning in everything I read. This little volume was completely enjoyable, and I really enjoyed about 80% of the poems. I think this is actually the first "real" adult poetry book I have attempted. (I still think Where the Sidewalk Ends counts as well). This took up two pages of notes and [...]

    5. Wendy Cope's poetry is wonderful stuff. Some of it is obscure or strange (witness ‘Some More Light Verse’), but a lot of it is lovely. There are so many nice ones, it's hard to pick favourites. ‘Kindness to Animals’ and ‘An Attempt at Unrhymed Verse’ are especially funny. ‘Valentine’ and ‘Being Boring’ are sweet and also the first two Wendy Cope poems I ever read, which prompted me to buy this book. ‘Flowers’ and ‘The Orange’ are warm love poems. But there are so, so [...]

    6. Even if you don't like poetry, you must read this book. It is so very clever, heartfelt and downright funny.Examples:Two Cures for Love1. Don't see him. Don't phone or write a letter.2. The easy way: get to know him better.orLossThe day he moved out was terrible —That evening she went through hell.His absence wasn't a problemBut the corkscrew had gone as well.It also doesn't hurt that this book was given to me by a 30-year friend, Naomi Howell.

    7. Hmm. I am not sure where I stand in my opinion of Cope. (Also, this was a very sparse selection of poems on which to formulate an opinion. And expensive, too, at 9.50. Not impressed.) I liked Valentine and Being Boring, but I liked those before I read this anthology, so the value-added is zero. She can be clever and witty when it comes to love and cynicism, but anything else leaves her grasping. Although that could be my bias against nature-poetry (YUCK) showing.

    8. A top selection of Wendy Cope poems. I particularly like Loss, with Wendy's witty aside about going through hell after a break up - simply because he took the corkscrew! Also love the very appropriate poem entitled Valentine.

    9. There are some brilliant literary parodies here — spot-on in their satirizing — and there's a definite ingenuity to some of the pieces. But, at the same time, I admit to a bias against light verse and I just can't help but feel unfulfilled after reading it.

    10. My favourite living poet. This is just a wonderful collection. You can read it just as a funny set of poems talking about life and live in a lighthearted manner and then re-read it and delve underneath for the depth and emotion. If I could write like one person, I would choose Wendy Cope.

    11. I absolutely loved this collection of poems. It's honest, funny, serious, all at the same time. I definitely recommend it, even if you're not a massive poetry-reader.

    12. Two Cures for Love1. Don't see him. Don't phone or write a letter.2. The easy way: get to know him better.

    13. An energetic, entertaining and light-hearted look at all the high and mundane things that make up our lives. Can read it again and again. Pity, I have to return the library book.

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