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  • Taking Mesopotamiaby Jenny Lewis

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    Taking Mesopotamia was originally inspired by Jenny Lewis?s search for her lost father?the young South Wales Borderer who led his troops across the desert by starlight in the ill-fated Mesopotamian campaign of World War I. Through reconstructed diary extracts, witness statements, and a mixture of formal poems and free verse, the book extends into... more...

  • The Golden Fleeceby Muriel Spark; Penelope Jardine

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 22.99

    The essays, reviews, memoirs, and other writings collected here for the first time conjure up one of the great critical imaginations of our time. The Golden Fleece , which takes its title from Spark?s first published essay, has four sections?Art & Poetry; Autobiography & Travel; Literature; and Religion, Politics & Philosophy?forming a kind of oblique... more...

  • The Poems of Rowan Williamsby Rowan Williams

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    Rowan Williams's first collections of poems, After Silent Centuries and Remembering Jerusalem, along with a selection of new ones make up this new collection. It displays a poetry that embodies abstract ideas in vivid sensual images. The subject matter ranges widely: the natural world, works of art, recollections of a visit to the Holy Land at Easter,... more...

  • Brunizemby Sujata Bhatt

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 16.99

    'Brunizem' is a dark prairie soil found in Asia, Europe and North America, the three worlds of Sujata Bhatt's imagination. Born in India, her mother tongue Gujarati, Bhatt was educated in the United States and now lives in Germany. In Brunizem, her acclaimed first collection, she explores the richness and the conflicts of moving between cultures and... more...

  • Oxford Poets 2013: An Anthologyby Iain Galbraith; Robyn Marsack

    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...

  • A to Bby Gerry McGrath

    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...

  • Child: New and Selected Poems 1991-2011by Mimi Khalvati

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 20.95

    As it journeys through the author?s life, this collection by Anglo-Iranian poet Mimi Khalvati explores childhood, motherhood, loss, eroticism, and the natural world. Lyrical and resonant, this compilation—haunted by the child-self that is never quite left behind—combines some essential selections of Khalvati?s previous work with new poems. The poems... more...

  • Eye of the Hareby John F. Deane

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 15.95

    These are poems that explore the parameters of a contemporary Christian sensibility in an attempt—through the reclamation of the language of sacrament and celebration—to re-invent a meaningful approach to contemporary problems. Moving from sonnet and stories through Biblical echoes, to the music of psalms, this compilation examines the failures of... 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...