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Poetry is a fascinating use of language. With almost a million words at its command it is not surprising that these Isles have produced some of the most beautiful, moving and descriptive verse through the centuries. In this series we look at each calendar month through the eyes and minds of our most gifted poets to bring you a guide to the days within each. This volume of Poetry is all about August—The eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and the full palette of nature is on glorious display. Our breadth of poets including William Wordsworth, Charles Algernon Swinburne, Thomas Hardy, Emily Brontë, Daniel Sheehan and Isaac Rosenberg who with many others describe and reveal their thoughts on the month and notable dates within it.
Many of the poems are also available as an audiobook from our sister company Portable Poetry. The full volume can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. Among the readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe.