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  • 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$ 18.99

    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,... more...

  • A Scottish Ballad Book (RLE Folklore)by David Buchan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The popular appeal of the ballad is perennial, and few literary genres give so much pleasure to so many kinds of people. This anthology, first published in 1973, is drawn from the richest ballad tradition in Britain, that of the Northeast of Scotland. It provides a fresh and original choice of songs that ranges from the old ballads like ?Gil Brenton?... more...

  • Marrying the Ugly Millionaireby Sophie Hannah

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 15.15

    Sophie Hannah is one of Britain's best-loved poets, a disarmingly witty, sharp-eyed chronicler of everyday life and its peculiarities. Her writing ranges across poetry, short fiction, children's literature, works of translation, and edited anthologies, including the 2014 The Poetry of Sex. She is also an internationally bestselling author of psychological... more...

  • New Poetries VIby Michael Schmidt; Helen Tookey

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 8.74

    With this, the sixth New Poetries,' write the editors, the anthology series comes of age. It is twenty-one years since New Poetries I set the pattern, introducing new and relatively new writers, among them Sophie Hannah, Vona Groarke and Miles Champion, three poets so different that their art had to go into the plural.' And there it has stayed: there... more...

  • Castalyby Ian Wedde

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    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$ 19.99

    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...

  • Intercultural Voices in Contemporary British Literatureby Lars Ole Sauerberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 163.00

    During the last decades of the twentieth century it has become increasingly difficult to consider British literature as 'national' or 'mainstream'. The book investigates contemporary fiction and poetry written in, or relating to, Britain and uncovers a distinct sense of a new and different national and social reality. Tracing literary effects of migration,... more...

  • The Routledge Anthology of Cross-Gendered Verseby Alan Parker; Mark Willhardt

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 45.95

    Both male and female poets cross the gender line: men assume a female voice and women a male voice. The Routledge Anthology of Cross-Gendered Verse is a fascinating collection of such poems, beginning in the age of Chaucer and working its way through to the present day. Together these poems offer a unique collection of masks, personae and voices,... more...

  • Flora Poeticaby Sarah Maguire

    Random House 2011; US$ 21.14

    This beautiful anthology brings together over 250 poems about flowers, plants and trees from eight centuries of writing in English, creating a rich bouquet of intriguing juxtapositions. Fourteenth-century lyrics sit next to poems of the twenty-first century; celebrations of plants native to the English soil share the volume with more exotic plant... more...