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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...

  • 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...

  • Sexual Sameness (Routledge Revivals)by 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...

  • Lesebuch für stille Stundenby Bianca Blessing

    DRP Rosenkreuz Verlag 2013; US$ 10.48

    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...

  • English Verse 1830 - 1890by Bernard Richards; Alastair Fowler; Brian Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 86.95

    This popular anthology provides a collection of the most significant Victoran verse xxx; including some minor figures notably John Clare, Emily Bronte and James Thomson. Fully annotated, this collection contains introductions to individual poets, headnotes to the poems and full and informative footnotes. It represents Victorian poetic taste at its... more...

  • Don't Bring Me No Rocking Chairby John Halliday; Joan Bakewell

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 13.05

    Gathering poems from Shakespeare to the present, Don't Bring Me No Rocking Chair addresses ageing through the several ages of poetry. Now more than ever, as more of us live for longer, the idea of what it means to age or to grow old engages and concerns people of all ages. One of the problems of ageing is the language we use to define it and the list... more...

  • Out of Boundsby Jackie Kay; James Procter; Gemma Robinson

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 15.97

    From Aberdeen to the Isle of Wight, Out of Bounds is a newly charted map of Britain as viewed by its black and Asian poets. It takes the reader on a riveting, sensory journey through Scotland, England and Wales, showing the whole country from a fresh perspective. This extensive and ground-breaking anthology – with its sudden forks in the road, and... more...

  • An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hellby Deborah Levy

    And Other Stories Publishing 2014; US$ 10.19

    Man Booker Prize shortlisted Deborah Levy whips up a storm of romance and slapstick, of heavenly and earthly delights, in this dystopian philosophical poem about individual freedom and the search for the good life. more...