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- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 20.99
The latest anthology in a renowned series that has featured writers such as Charles Tomlinson, Rebecca Elson, and the Nobel Prize?winning Joseph Brodsky, Oxford Poets 2013 includes 19 poets whose work is marked by wit, imagination, and thematic range. The collection celebrates the vibrancy and vitality of new writing today and includes poets Gregor... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99
Combining precise attention to detail with linguistic virtuosity and a dry humor, promising young Irish poet Caoilinn Hughes traces the parallels between scientific exploration and poetic venturing in this strong debut collection. Several of the poems, which concern themselves with the language and processes of science, were award winners before being... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 14.99
Andrew McNeillie?s most powerful collection to date returns to the subject of the sea and uses its immensity as a metaphor for fate. It celebrates the natural beauty of the British and Irish archipelago, following a northwestern trajectory from the Aran Islands to the Hebrides. The natural world is seen here in both its beauty and its indifference... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 14.99
The poems in this latest collection from Scottish poet Thomas Clarke form part of an ongoing project of reparation: a series of small acts of attention, repeated attempts to step outside the circle of human concern and into a wider responsibility to the natural world. The spaces between poems evoke the quietness around worlds and things, while the... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 19.99
Featuring sonnets, sestinas, villanelles, and translations from Old English, this compilation by Dutch poet Chris McCully spans 16 years of his work. A meditation on extinction, this supple, sparing verse celebrates the fragile place in which we live as it reveals the author?s engagement with language and the poetic form. Inspired in part by Anglo... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2009; US$ 9.99
Using water as a contemplative device, this anthology examines themes of war, womanhood, time, and the environment. Individual poems focus on a range of topics—from the seemingly unremarkable contents of a bottle of spring water to the more global issue of rising ocean levels. Rain, drought, flood, thirst, rivers, and oceans inspire this thought-provoking... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 29.99
Comic invention and an unrestrained sense of the absurd are explored in this collection of one of England's best-loved poets. Adored by generations of nonsense-loving children and treasured by adults conscious of the subtle melancholy that underlies the fun, these writings whisk readers away not only to the fabled lands of the Jumblies and the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2010; US$ 15.95
Exploring the relationship between poetry and song, the pieces in this collection work to define the elemental human struggles of good versus evil and light against darkness. The poems take different shapes—newly forged dictionary definitions; praise-songs celebrating the Singerman in a Jamaican road gang; and simple narratives of ghosts, bandits,... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2008; US$ 15.95
What began as a single poem written on a long drive into the countryside north of Glasgow has evolved into an imaginative collection exploring memory, journey, vulnerability, and love. This book of haunting verse ranges in theme, with observations on everything from a plane's ascent into the evening sky to imagined piano notes being absorbed by the... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 15.95
Both intimate and detached, this poetry compilation delves into the politics and aesthetics of desire—sacred and profane, frantic and serene, refined and grubby. Reflecting upon the comedy of human needs and the vanity of human wishes, these poems consider times of crisis when history is lived and reinvented, myth degenerates into faith, and reason... more...