The Poetry Pharmacy

The Poetry Pharmacy by William Sieghart
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Poetry Pharmacy William Sieghart
Poetry Pharmacy William Sieghart

Tried and True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul


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  • A book of poems to be used like medicine
  • Poems selected by poetry lover and expert William Sieghart
  • Every poem linked to a condition
  • Pocket sized and portable


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When we’re grieving, when we’re broken-hearted, and when we find ourselves struggling to understand the things we’re feeling, sometimes a poem can offer comfort.

These poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice offer comfort, delight and inspiration for all; a space for reflection, and that precious realization – I’m not the only one who feels like this. As heard on BBC Radio 4, the essential prescriptions from William Sieghart’s poetic dispensary.

In the years since he first had the idea of prescribing short, powerful poems for all manner of spiritual ailments, William Sieghart has taken his Poetry Pharmacy around the length and breadth of Britain, into the pages of the Guardian, onto BBC Radio 4 and onto the television, honing his prescriptions all the time. This pocket-sized book presents the most essential poems in his dispensary: those which, again and again, have really shown themselves to work. Whether you are suffering from loneliness, lack of courage, heartbreak, hopelessness, or even from an excess of ego, there is something here to ease your pain.

'Truly a marvellous collection ... There is balm for the soul, fire for the belly, a cooling compress for the fevered brow, solace for the wounded, an arm around the lonely shoulder - the whole collection is a matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss' Stephen Fry
The Author

William Sieghart

William Sieghart established the Forward Prizes for Poetry in 1992, and founded National Poetry Day in 1994. A former chairman of the Arts Council Lottery Panel, and current chairman of both the Somerset House Trust and Forward Thinking, a charity seeking peace in the Middle East and acceptance of British Muslims.
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