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New poetry recommendations

Another in our series of poetry recommendations.

Many of you will have read the brilliant novels written by Sophie Hannah, but you might not have come across her poetry. If you're feeling cross, or pessimistic, or you're trying to get over a love affair that's ended, then Sophie Hannah's poetry is for you. For the rest of us, it's dry, witty, superbly crafted, with the odd flash of tenderness that can be heartbreaking. Sometimes when things seem bad, similar feelings expressed perfectly by someone else can be just what you need! I've got Pessimism for beginners  in my collection, but just Google "Sophie Hannah poems" and you'll find lots of them. Give them a try!