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  • 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...

  • Darkness Inside Outby Rodney Pybus

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    Offering a variety of explorations into different worlds, real and imaginary, beautiful and barbaric, this poetry compilation attempts to illuminate some of life?s difficult puzzles. A journey through a series of vivid encounters?ranging from fireflies outside a Gascony farmhouse and John Wayne sailing a converted minesweeper to a bull terrier listening... more...

  • 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...

  • O Relógioby Samuel Pimenta; Livros de Ontem; Joăo Batista; Nádia Amante; Romi Soares; Nádia Amante

    Livros de Ontem 2013; US$ 4.99

    O Relógio é o primeiro livro de poesia de Samuel Pimenta publicado em Portugal. Vencedor do Prémio Jovens Criadores 2012, O Relógio é um poema astuto e mordaz, denunciador dos vícios da sociedade e revelador do olhar crítico do poeta. O Relógio surgiu desse caminho que percorro em busca da minha identidade que, sendo múltipla, é uma só Samuel Pimenta more...

  • Lesebuch für stille Stundenby Bianca Blessing

    DRP Rosenkreuz Verlag 2013; US$ 11.57

    Dieses Lesebuch ist jenen Stunden gewidmet, da man sich nach etwas Unnennbarem zu sehnen beginnt, nach einer neuen Weite der Gedanken und einer neuen Tiefe der Empfindung. Die hier zusammengestellten Betrachtungen, Gleichnisse, Märchen, Gedichte und Erzählungen wollen dieser Sehnsucht Nahrung geben. Sie entstammen dem Weisheitsschatz verschiedener... 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...