WIN a copy of Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year

30 Sep 2019

The winner will also receive A Poem for Every Night of the Year and A Poem for Every Day of the Year compiled by Allie Esiri

From ‘no sooner looked but they loved’ from As You Like It, to Sonnet 116’s ‘Love is not love, Which alters when it alteration finds’, Shakespeare had plenty to say about love, and many of his writings are just as relevant today as they were 500 years ago.

‘Poetry Powerhouse’ Allie Esiri has built a reputation for championing the joy and benefits of poetry and making it inspiring, current and accessible for all, following the break-out success of her poetry collections A Poem for Every Night of the Year and A Poem for Every Day of the Year. Now, she is turning her hand to the world’s greatest poet, with her new anthology Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year (Pan Macmillan, £18.99).

From sonnets and soliloquys, to famous quotes and extracts, this beautiful book presents a perfect piece of Shakespeare for every day of the year. Bursting at the seams with familiar favourites and exciting new discoveries, it’s the perfect inspiration for readings, or an excellent gift for a bridesmaid.

Allie says: "We turn to poetry for the big things in life, especially weddings, because great poets can express important moments which most of us find impossible to adequately put into words. Over the course of compiling my book, Shakespeare For Every Day of the Year, I have found that the greatest poet of them all has plenty to say on the subject of love and marriage.

"Some scholars have laboured in vain for centuries trying to find out who Shakespeare wrote his most famous sonnets about, but perhaps they have been missing the point. Although these legendary poems obscure the identity of who (if anyone) he was writing about, they reveal in great clarity what it means to love. Sonnet 18 is likely to have appeared at weddings ever since it was first published in the early 17th century." Click here for more wedding readings and love quotes by Shakespeare.

Bride Magazine is offering one lucky winner the opportunity to win a copy of the beautiful Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year, but also a copy of each of Allie’s previous anthologies: A Poem for Every Night of the Year and A Poem for Every Day of the Year. One lucky runner-up will also receive a copy of Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year. 

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  • Closing date: 31st October 2019
  • Non transferable
  • No cash alternative
  • Prize subject to availability
  • One entry per household
  • Archant employees and family members may not enter this competition
  • The winner will be contacted by email
  • The winner will receive copies of Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year, A Poem for Every Night of the Year and A Poem for Every Day of the Year 
  • The runner-up will receive a copy of Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year and will be contacted by email
  • If we do not receive a response from any winner within two weeks of initial contact, we will draw another winner