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- Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 11.59
Roddy Lumsden?s Terrific Melancholy is a book of changes, physical and emotional. It begins with a diverse sequence on that most dubious and folkloric of changes, rebirth into a new life, exploring our history?s advances changeless, changeful. Meanwhile, in the lengthy title-poem, an actor?s reluctant crush on a younger colleague leads him to look... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 13.05
Human life and the passage and rhythms of time and the seasons come together in The Zebra Stood in the Night, the seventh collection by one of Ireland's leading poets. Grounded in the natural world, this is a book about about landscape, loss, belonging and transformation. As everything in nature grows and decays, so 'everyone is always inside the... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57
A portrait of an eclectic family, held together by the courage to survive. In an ivy-clad house in Zagreb, Croatia, the Kos family argue and fall in and out of love as world after world is erected and then torn down around them. From the remnants of monarchy, through Communism, then democracy, war, and eventual acceptance into a wider Europe,... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2015; US$ 14.95
At age thirty, Kyle Boelte finds himself living in San Francisco, where the summer fog blows inland off the ocean and the landscape changes moment to moment. Amidst this ever-changing sea of fog, Boelte struggles to remember his brother Kris, who committed suicide in the family?s Denver home when Boelte was just thirteen. In this impressive debut,... more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 15.95
From the Dursleys as social commentary to a look at Snape's role in less than child-friendly fanfiction . . . from the parallels between Azkaban and Abu Ghraib to the role of religion at Hogwarts . . . from why Dumbledore had to die to why killing Harry never should have been part of Voldemort's plan to begin with . . . Mapping the World of the Sorcerer?s... more...
- The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 11.67
In his oddly prophetic review of Vona Groarke?s Shale in Poetry Ireland Review, Anthony Roche appreciated a strikingly individual sensibility rich enough to inhabit a hundred empty rooms?. Her second collection uses the image of the house and houses themselves as the setting for the enactment of particular lives. It includes poems about relationships... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11
An explosive retelling of the most savage and powerful of ancient myths - the story of avenging siblings, Electra and Orestes - premiered by Shared Experience Theatre Company. As children, Orestes and his sister, Electra, were sent far away, banished by their own mother. Years later, the city must vote to determine their future, as they stand trial... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11
Euripides' classic about the woman who murders her own children in revenge for her husband's infidelity, here given a distinctive Scots flavour by the poet and playwright Liz Lochhead. Winner of the Saltire Society's award for SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2001 'This outstanding work should firmly establish the Glasgow playwright as Scotland's greatest... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 11.59
?Roland Mathias Poetry Award (Wales Book of the Year) Gwyneth Lewis?s highly inventive Sparrow Tree puts nature writing in a spin, presenting a huge variety of birds, both British and American: blue tits, blackbirds, egrets, juncos, starlings, herons and humming-birds as well as the sparrows of the title. The book explores birds as mouthpieces for... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 14.51
?Gwyneth Lewis was Wales?s National Poet from 2005 to 2006, the ?rst writer given the Welsh laureateship. She is a bilingual virtuoso, publishing several books in both English and Welsh. Chaotic Angels brings together the poems from her ?rst three English collections, Parables & Faxes (1995), Zero Gravity (1998) and Keeping Mum (2003). She has since... more...