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  • A Recipe for Waterby Gillian Clarke

    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...

  • I Found It at the Moviesby Philp French

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 31.95

    For nearly half a century, Philip French?s writing on cinema has been essential reading for filmgoers, cinephiles, and anyone who enjoys witty, intelligent engagement with the big screen. This collection brings together some of the best of French?s film writing from 1964 to 2009 and explores a variety of topics, including British cinema, the Addams... more...

  • In Mortal Memoryby Andrew McNeillie

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2010; US$ 15.95

    Joyful, elegiac, and immediate, these lyric and often celebratory poems engage personal and natural history, nation-states and mental states, violence, religion, and poetry itself. An ecologically focused collection, each poem affirms life as all-becoming, dwelling on metaphors such as mountains and valleys, the changing seasons, and the vastness... more...

  • New Poetries Vby Michael Schmidt

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 20.95

    Compiling the work of writers from Canada, England, Iran, New Zealand, the Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, and the United States, this poetry anthology is a celebration of the diversity and possibility of new poetry in English. Ranging in age from early 20s to late 60s, each poet offers a different approach to language and form. Poetry... more...

  • Overby Jane Draycott

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2009; US$ 15.95

    The third full collection of poetry from a critically acclaimed British poet begins with a series of 26 poems based on the International Phonetic Alphabet. From there, the poems travel to a variety of locales, including a California ravine, a Venice piazza, the Atlantic Ocean, and outer space. An extract from a new translation of the medieval dream-vision... more...

  • Raysby Richard Price

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2009; US$ 15.95

    Centered on recurring themes of sleep and sleeplessness, this delicate collection of poetry explores the nuances of human relationships. Beginning provocatively with a “translation? of Shakespeare?s 18th sonnet, the poems offer witty, tender, and lyrical reflections on the intricate suffusion of desire within both private and public forms of expression.... more...

  • Selected Poems: James K. Baxterby James K. Baxter; Paul Millar

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2010; US$ 23.95

    Divided into four stages to reflect the development of James K. Baxter?s work from the 1940s to 1972, this innovative assortment combines the poet?s widely known poems with more unusual and previously unpublished works. Placing these works in the context of global poetic developments during the mid-20th century, the collection showcases Baxter?s preferred... more...

  • The First Yeatsby William Butler Yeats; Edward Larrissy

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2010; US$ 29.95

    This landmark edition makes many of Yeats's early poems available to readers for the first time, along with many of his own notes about Irish mythology and folklore. Though he is best known for his later, more political poems, such as Easter 1916 , he began his career as a student of Blake, Shelley, and the pre-Raphaelites. Many of the poems included... more...

  • The Hundred Thousand Placesby Thomas A. Clarke

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2010; US$ 15.95

    Delicately looping across several distinct seasons through a variety of highland and island environments, this breathtakingly perceptive prose offers a unique and highly visualized perspective of the meandering Scottish landscape. Suggesting that the nature of walking is a state of continual waking, this reflective and enduring poem trails along... more...

  • The Sleepwalker at Seaby Kelly Grovier

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 15.95

    By turns meditative and playful, romantic and philosophical, this poetry compilation strides an invisible path through streets of strangers, in search of ruined altars and buried candles. Linked by their restless displacement—pacing haunted spaces—these are poems that question what it means to be in the world and seek answers in lost rooms, missing... more...