The Picador Book of Wedding Poems is not just a pocket-sized Cyrano de Bergerac for the romantically tongue-tied: it is a veritable dictionary of all the ways in which love can be declared. If you're in the first throes of new love, need to put a relationship to the test, or have reached the point of a great affirmation or commitment, you'll find a poem here beautifully fitted to the occasion. This is an ideal book when a speech - whether public or private - has to be made, an instant cure for love-letter writer's block, and the perfect companion on those lonely evenings when we need our strongest emotions put into words - written by the greatest poets in the language.
Peter Forbes was the editor of Poetry Review, Britain's most prestigious poetry magazine, for sixteen years. He is a regular contributor to the broadsheets, including the Guardian, Independent, Daily Telegraph and Financial Times, as well as in a wide spectrum of magazines, including New Scientist, New Statesman and Country Life. In 1999 he edited Scanning the Century: The Penguin Book of Twentieth Century Poetry (Viking) and in 2002 Penguin published the paperback of his translation of Primo Levi's The Search for Roots.