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  • 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...

  • Coming Forth by Dayby Gabriel Levin

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    Coming Forth by Day breaks new ground in its formal experimentation as well as in its exploration of remote corners of the Mediterranean. The long title poem is written from the multiple perspectives of the personages in Courbet?s large painting The Artist?s Studio . Courbet?s realism blends with ancient Eastern mythologies, including the Egyptian... more...

  • The Symbolist Movement in Literatureby Arthur Symons; Matthew Creasy

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 23.99

    First published in 1899 , The Symbolist Movement in Literature was a highly influential work of criticism and introduced the French Symbolists to an Anglophone readership. Arthur Symons?s interest in writers such as Verlaine and Mallarmé puts him at the heart of contemporary debates about Decadence and Symbolism in fin-de-siècle literature, but... more...

  • Dante's Infernoby Philip Terry

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    Following his irreverent, inspired Oulipean reworking of Shakespeare?s sonnets, in his new book Philip Terry takes on Dante?s Inferno , shifting the action from the 12th to the 20th and 21st centuries, and relocating it to the modern ?walled city? of the University of Essex. Dante?s Phlegethon becomes the river Colne; his popes are replaced by vice-chancellors... more...

  • 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...

  • Light Song of Lightby Kei Miller

    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...

  • 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...

  • Arguing with Malarchyby Carola Luther

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 15.95

    A collection of poetry by South African-born, Yorkshire-based Carola Luther, this account is a chronicle of mourning, renewal, and the realities of human relationships. Addressed to the eponymous ‘Malarchy?—a magical, quarrelsome, and often drunken young boy—these poems explore silences, absences, the unspoken communication between animals and human... more...

  • Bride of Iceby Elaine Feinstein; Marina Tsvetaeva

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2009; US$ 23.95

    Intensely emotional and honest, this collection of searing poems about love, loss, jealousy, and fear, explores the literary and social landscape of post revolutionary Russia. Sharply addressing the conflicts between the life of a poet and that of a mother and wife, this enlarged volume, masterfully translated, includes five major poem sequences, one... 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...