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  • The Invisible Giftby David Morley

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2015; US$ 13.99

    David Morley is an ecologist, a naturalist, a poet, and the cofounder of the writing program in the department of English and comparative literary studies at the University of Warwick. He has written for the Guardian and Poetry Review , and he is a recipient of the Templar Poetry Prize, an Arts Council of England Writers Award, an Eric Gregory... more...

  • The Midnight Letterboxby Edwin Morgan; James McGonigal; John Coyle

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2015; US$ 28.99

    Edwin Morgan was a professor of English at Glasgow University and retired in 1980. He has since been a visiting professor at Strathclyde University and at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth. He was Scotland?s first national poet and one of the best-loved and most significant poets of the 20th century. He is the author of many books, including... more...

  • Poppies in Translationby Sujata Bhatt

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2015; US$ 13.99

    Sujata Bhatt is a graduate of the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa and the recipient of a Cholmondeley Award and the Commonwealth Poetry Prize. She is the award-winning author of the poetry volumes Brunizem , Collected Poems ,  A Colour of Solitude , Monkey Shadows , Point No Point , Pure Lizard , and The Stinking Rose . more...

  • The World Before Snowby Tim Liardet

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2015; US$ 13.99

    Tim Liardet is an award-winning poet and the author of several collections, including The Blood Chair , a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and short-listed for the T. S. Eliot Prize; Competing with the Piano Tuner , a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation; The Storm House ; and To the God of Rain , a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Over the Land and Over the Seaby Peter Swaab; Edward Lear

    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...

  • Hope Mirrlees: Collected Poemsby Hope Mirrlees; Sandeep Parmar

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 23.95

    Spanning several decades of her life, multiple continents, and significant events, this collection of Hope Mirrlees?s poetry includes previously unpublished work and the modernist writer?s later poems and essays, written circa 1920. Also included is the full text of Paris: A Poem —a daylong, psycho-geographical flânerie through the streets and metro... 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...

  • 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...