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  • Castalyby Ian Wedde

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    The poems that make up Castaly: Poems 1973–77 have been selected by the poet from work completed over the course of four years. Ian Wedde writes: The poems in this book represent my attempts to remain alert in the world between 1973 and 1977. . . . Nevertheless my main obsessions (sometimes called 'themes') have remained the same, though not habitual... more...

  • Tales of Gotham Cityby Ian Wedde

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Tales of Gotham City consists of three groups of poems that were written over a period of seven years, from 1977–83. Ian Wedde says of this collection: When I went 'greedily' looking for meaning among the poems I'd written since about 1977, I found the record of a withdrawal of curiosity, its replacement with a counterpart anger. I'd wanted to know... more...

  • Gathering Evidenceby Caoilinn Hughes

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 14.51

    With pinpoint accuracy, virtuosity and humour, Caoilinn Hughes aligns scientific and poetic venturing. In this striking debut collection she focuses on moments of discovery, from the first controlled nuclear reaction to the shape of an avalanche as witnessed from its catchment area. These are epiphanies with consequences. more...

  • Sexual Sameness: Textual Differences in Lesbian and Gay Writingby Joseph Bristow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    First published in 1992, Sexual Sameness examines the differing textual strategies male and female writers have developed to celebrate homosexuality. Examining such writers as E.M. Forster, James Baldwin, Sylvia Townsend Warner and Audre Lourde, this wide-ranging book demonstrates how literature has been one of the few cultural spaces in which sexual... more...

  • Dante?s Vita Nuova, New Editionby Dante Alighieri; Mark Musa

    Indiana University Press 1973; US$ 18.99

    In this new edition Musa views Dante's intention as one of cruel and comic commentary on the shallowness and self-pity of his protagonist, who only occasionally glimpses the true nature of love. "... the explication de texte which accompanies [Musa's] translation is instructively novel, always admirable.... This present work offers English readers... more...

  • Do Not Go Gentleby Neil Astley

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 10.14

    This wide-ranging selection combines popular choices of traditional poems read at funerals with powerful poems by contemporary writers more tuned to our present age of doubt and disbelief. There are poems here for churchgoers and believers, including classic verses of grief and consolation by John Donne, Christina Rossetti, Emily Bronte and Emily... more...

  • Poetry By English Womenby R.E. Pritchard

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.51

    This comprehensive introductory anthology of poems by forty women writers from Elizabethan to Victorian times includes work by aristocrats and frame-workers, by celebrated figures such as Aphra Behn, the Brontës, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti, and by fascinating but hitherto inaccessible poets such as the unaccountably neglected... more...

  • New and Selected Poemsby Chris Wallace-Crabbe

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 21.80

    This book distils an adult lifetime into the intense magic of poetry. Wallace-Crabbe is a nature poet in the broadest possible sense: his poems, ranging widely in tone and subject-matter, seek above all to convey the richness and variety of our world, his sense that we are ‘inserted headlong into life? and must make the best of what comes to us. Throughout... more...

  • The Rose of Toulouseby Fred D'Aguiar

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 14.51

    ‘I should never ask / directions to my childhood?, writes Fred D?Aguiar: there is no way back home. The Rose of Toulouse is a book of geographies tracing the various places the poet has lived, their histories, and his own history as he travels away from who he was. His transformations and shifts – between Britain, Guyana and the USA – are his identity:... more...

  • The Rose of Toulouseby Fred D'Aguiar

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 15.99

    A book of geographies, this collection chronicles the poet?s history as it traces the places where he has lived and taught. Written by an immigrant, this book also masterfully tackles political topics, including the war on terror and terror itself: its causes and effects. Through sonnets, ballads, free verse, and a sinuous long line, this honest,... more...