The Exploring English series of textbooks have resonated with countless thousands of Irish students. For many they provided a gateway to a life time of reading and enjoyment of literature. For even more they were an icon of their school days with their unmistakeable angular cover design. They are still a cherished possession in many households, taken out occasionally and nostalgically, to read a story, poem or essay and perhaps even the accompanying notes which were so enlightening for some yet challenging for others. The Exploring English short story anthology was republished in 2011. It is now the turn of the poetry anthology to appear again in an exact exact facsimile of the original edition. So here once again are all those classics of your school days from such giants of English literature as Oliver Goldsmith, William Wordsworth, Walter Scott, Thomas Hardy, Robert Frost, T.S.Eliot, W.H.Auden and their Irish counterparts such as James Clarence Mangan, W.B.Yeats, James Stephens, Austin Clarke, Patrick Kavanagh, Louis MacNeice and Thomas Kinsella. Times have moved on; poets who were alive forty years ago are no longer with us but their biographical notes have not been changed. This is the book precisely as you will have remembered it. Read once more, and enjoy!