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  • Chris McCully: Selected Poemsby Chris McCully

    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...

  • Ifs and Butsby Frederic Raphael

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 23.95

    Witty and stylish, these extracts from Frederic Raphael?s journal chronicle the life and reflections of the screenwriter. Of special interest to film enthusiasts, this candid memoir includes encounters with David Garnett and Rebecca West—and their vivid recollections of H. G. Wells, Lytton Strachey, D. H. Lawrence, and London?s Bloomsbury—in addition... more...

  • Not Many Love Poemsby Linda Chase

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 15.95

    Transatlantic poems of love, loss, and celebration, this compilation features the work of an American poet based in the United Kingdom: Linda Chase. Inspired by paintings, gardening, memory, and love itself, this poetry reflects the author?s demotic style and underscores her voice: gentle, sharp, wry, honest, and curious. Written with wit and poignancy,... more...

  • Red Houseby Sasha Dugdale

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 15.95

    The ghosts and presences that flit about on the margins of people?s lives are evoked in Sasha Dugdale?s third collection of poetry. They are found at the edge of towns where superstores and allotments blur an older landscape, in Europe where emigrants leave their gods, their neighbors, and their memories, and across the chalk Downs of the poet?s... more...

  • The Glacial Stairwayby Peter Riley

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 15.95

    Featuring a decade?s worth of work by British poet Peter Riley, this collection explores the pressures of history, culture, language, and place on the traveler through questioning lyrical poems and monologues. Most of these pieces derive from the experience of unfamiliar places from highland to wilderness, notably the Pyrenees, the Apennines, Derbyshire,... more...

  • The Storm Houseby Tim Liardet

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 15.95

    A book-length elegy that is both grief-fugue and exploration of family psychodrama, this poetry compilation explores the poet?s feelings of loss associated with his brother?s mysterious death. A narrative exploration of masculinity and brotherhood, it recalls the events of the past and invokes sorrow and anger. From uncertainty, trauma, and silence... more...

  • Collected Contraptionsby Peter McCarey

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 23.95

    Comprising work from Peter McCarey's five pamphlet collections, this poetic exploration is an exhilarating journey of language. Reflecting the author?s European outlook and wide range of influences—from Russian poet Alexandr Blok to the principles of Buddhism—this account describes a sci-fi spaghetti Western, narrates the story of a shady Czech who... more...

  • The Baboons of Hadaby Eric Ormsby

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 15.95

    Written over a period of 30 years, this precise and generous poetry opens with an exuberant bestiary of spiders, starfish, penguins, snakes, and contemplative baboons. The collection then moves on to explore a world of intricate wonders and memories: the grandeur of noses, the mayonnaise tornado whipped up by a kitchen whisk, and the gossip gravediggers... more...

  • Borrowed Landscapesby Peter Scupham

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 15.95

    Written by British poet Peter Scupham, this volume?s themes range from the enigmas of prehistory to a wartime childhood and the passing of the Edwardian generation of his parents. Meditating on the history and topography of the poet?s adopted Norfolk, this work is a wonderful expansion of Scupham?s landscapes and histories into his college and National... more...

  • Deceiving Wild Creaturesby Jeremy Over

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2009; US$ 15.95

    Creating a world of delight and amazement through language and love, this collection of bright, innocent poems celebrates the confusion of everyday life. Written with a brazen defiance of all things grave and serious, these poems disentangle the absurd and unreasonable, only to create a fun and challenging knot of language that defines the elusive... more...