A Poem for Every Night of the Year

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A Poem For Every Night of the Year is a magnificent collection of 366 poems compiled by Allie Esiri, one to share for every night of the year. The poems - together with introductory paragraphs - have a link to the date on which they appear. Shakespeare celebrates midsummer night, Maya Angelou International Women's Day and Lewis Carroll April Fool's day.

Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with all the family, it contains a full spectrum of poetry from familiar favourites to exciting contemporary voices. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, W. B. Yeats, A. A. Milne and Christina Rossetti sit alongside Roger McGough, Carol Ann Duffy and Benjamin Zephaniah.

This book will bring a little magic into your day and into your heart.
Helena Bonham Carter

About Allie Esiri

Allie Esiri, described in a Tatler profile as 'a poetry powerhouse', is a former English stage, film and television actress, now a writer.

Her iF Poems app was launched to great acclaim in November 2011 and was the Apple Editors' Choice All Time Favourite app. iF: A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility was published in 2012 and The Love Book in 2014.

She has hosted poetry events at The Times and the Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Sunday Times Festival of Education and The Oldie Soho Literary Festival.

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Macmillan Children’s Books acquires new poetry anthology by Allie Esiri

Macmillan Children’s Books acquires new poetry anthology by Allie Esiri

21 June 2016

By Macmillan Children's Books

Macmillan Children’s Books is to publish the new poetry anthology by Allie Esiri this September. A Poem for Every Night of the Year is Allie Esiri’s third poetry anthology.

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Upcoming events

A Poem for Every Night of the Year at the National Theatre

A Poem for Every Night of the Year at the National Theatre

National Theatre

National Theatre
Upper Ground South Brank London, SE1 9PX UNITED KINGDOM

05:15 on 25 November 2016 - 06:15 on 25 November 2016

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Allie Esiri's new anthology is a journey through a calendar year, highlighting key moments and dates with a poem for every night, by writers such as Maya Angelou, Robert Burns and Benjamin Zephaniah. " " " "Special guests including Helena Bonham Carter join her on stage for a fabulous evening of readings of some of the joyous, magical, dramatic and humorous poems in this journey through history and human experience. " " " "This event is followed by a booksigning of A Poem for Every Night of the Year.

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