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- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2015; US$ 19.99
Poet Tom Raworth has remained steadfastly independent of literary fashions, movements, and cliques throughout a poetic career spanning 50 years. As When is the first selection of Raworth?s writing to address the full scope and range of his work, from the first poem he ever shared with anyone outside his family, ?You Were Wearing Blue,? to his most... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2015; US$ 16.99
Poet Sophie Hannah is a disarmingly witty but sharp-eyed chronicler of everyday life and its peculiarities. This book collects all of her previous collections of verse and also includes new and uncollected poems. more...
- Carcanet 2013; US$ 17.99
This anthology brings together the work of nineteen poets from a dozen different countries, with translations from at least seven languages, to provide a rich mix of contemporary voices. Here you can move from the Australian desert to an English coal mine, from the interior world of Grace Darling to the mythic world of the Ramayana, from earthquakes... more...
- Carcanet 2013; US$ 11.99
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... more...
- Carcanet 2012; US$ 10.99
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...
- 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 197783. 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... more...
- Carcanet 2013; US$ 17.99
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... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99
From listening to his grandmother recite epic poems from memory to curling up in bed while his father read funny verses, award-winning actor John Lithgow grew up with poetry. Ever since, John has been an enthusiastic seeker of poetic experience, whether reading, reciting, or listening to great poems. The wide variety of carefully selected poems in... more...