Poems From All Over – English First Additional Language: Reader

R 180.00
Poems From All Over is a brand new anthology of engaging poems from different eras, covering exam classics to contemporary poems from South Africa, Africa and the world. Margin notes on central themes, footnotes explaining difficult words and a range of enrichment activities help learners unpack the meaning of each poem.

Poems From All Over helps learners thoroughly prepare for exams and includes enrichment activities and formal assessments for exam practice, with answers to all questions. Poems covered in this anthology include:

  • They Flee from Me by Thomas Wyatt
  • Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare
  • A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning by John Donne
  • The Collar by George Herbert
  • The Author to Her Book by Anne Bradstreet
  • The Indian Burying Ground by Philip Freneau
  • London, 1802 by William Wordsworth
  • There was an Old Man with a Beard by Edward Lear
  • In an Artist’s Studio by Christina Rossetti
  • We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy
  • In a Station of the Metro by Ezra Pound
  • The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats
  • Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen
  • The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes
  • The English Are So Nice! by D.H. Lawrence
  • IX. [Funeral Blues] by W.H. Auden
  • Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers by Adrienne Rich
  • Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden
  • A Far Cry from Africa by Derek Walcott
  • African Poem by Agostinho Neto
  • Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney
  • Eating Poetry by Mark Strand
  • The child who was shot dead by soldiers at Nyanga by Ingrid Jonker
  • Amagoduka at Glencoe Station by Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali
  • Reggae Sounds by Linton Kwesi Johnson
  • Hanging Fire by Audre Lorde
  • A Martian Sends a Postcard Home by Craig Raine
  • Da Same, Da Same by Sipho Sepamla
  • Home News by Ahmad Tidjani-Cissé
  • Making Our Clowns Martyrs (or, Returning home without chauffeurs) by Jack Mapanje
  • Possibilities for a Man Hunted by SBs by Farouk Asvat
  • “To learn How to Speak” by Jeremy Cronin
  • Girl Powdering Her Neck by Cathy Song
  • The Woman by Kristina Rungano
  • From the Only Speech That Was Not Delivered at the Rally by Ama Ata Aidoo
  • You Will Forget by Chenjerai Hove
  • Meeting The British by Paul Muldoon
  • Small Passing by Ingrid de Kok
  • Childhood in Heidelberg by Andries Walter Oliphant
  • Dark Rider by Tatamkhulu Afrika
  • Oracle of the Povo by Dambudzo Marechera
  • The Hug by Thom Gunn
  • The man by Seitlhamo Motsapi viii
  • I Remember District 6 by Prophets of da City
  • Housing Targets by Kelwyn Sole
  • What Will They Eat? by Mzi Mahola
  • Weather Eye by Isobel Dixon
  • Random Notes to My Son by Keorapetse Kgositsile
  • Autumn in Biafra by Chris Abani
  • Freetown by Ogaga Ifowodo
  • Home by Merle Collins
  • Sedition by Cecil Rajendra
  • From the Air by Michael Cope
  • To the doctor who treated the raped baby and who felt such despair by Finuala Dowling
  • Tomorrow’s Daughters by Lebogang Mashile
  • The Ride by Joyce Chigiya
  • Calvinia, 1976 by Jacques Rousseau
  • To My Father, Who Died by Dawn Garisch
  • Give by Gabeba Baderoon


The poetry anthology also contains the following:

  • A compiler's introduction with notes about the pedagogical approach.
  • Support in planning a poetry essay, an introduction to movements in literature and art, and brief poet biographies and notes about the key literary features of each poem.
  • Annotations in the margins highlight literary concepts, while footnotes provide learners with explanations of new words and key concepts.
  • A glossary of literary terms and instruction words.

Author: R. Kozain (compiler)
ISBN: 9780199079636
Edition: 1
Publication date: June 2015
Publisher: OUP Southern Africa
Pages: 192
Binding: Paperback
Dimensions: 215 x 168 mm

Grade Gr 10, Gr 11, Gr 12
Language English