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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00
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...
- Carcanet 2015; US$ 18.94
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...
- 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...
- 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...