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  • The High Caul Capby Medbh McGuckian

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 11.67

    ‘a poet I tremendously admire? — Adrienne Rich In this new collection Medbh McGuckian invokes the caul, once preserved above hearths as a charm against drowning and an enduring potent symbol and material reminder of the birth-bond. Justly treasured for an elaborate richness of language and the originality of her metaphorical perspectives, here she... more...

  • The Midnight Verdictby Seamus Heaney

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 10.21

    Translations from the Irish of Brian Merriman (c.1745-1805) and from the Metamorphoses of Ovid Each of the translations in this book can be read for its own sake or as part of a triptych. By setting excerpts of Brian Merriman?s Cúirt an Mheán Oíche (The Midnight Court) within the acoustic of a classical myth (the story of Orpheus and Eurydice), Seamus... more...

  • Echo's Groveby Derek Mahon

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 14.58

    Echo?s Grove comprises a wide range of poems, ancient and modern, translated or ‘adapted? from their languages of origin. Many have appeared in previous publications by Derek Mahon, Adaptations (2006) and Raw Material (2011) — to which are now added, among others, new poems based on Ovid, Corbière, Laforgue and ‘Gopal Singh?, the author?s own invention.... more...

  • 3 Winters (NHB Modern Plays)by Tena ?tivicic

    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...

  • The Beautiful Unseenby Kyle Boelte

    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...

  • Mapping the World of the Sorcerer's Apprenticeby Mercedes Lackey

    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...

  • Selected Poemsby Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 14.58

    The patient, unhurried assembly of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin?s ?rst collection resulted in an uncommonly accomplished debut. Poems from Acts and Monuments (1972) have already revealed their lasting power. In this timely retrospective they join generous selections from each of her subsequent books down to The Girl who Married the Reindeer (2001). In the... more...

  • Other People's Housesby Vona Groarke

    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...

  • Orestes (NHB Classic Plays)by Helen Edmundson

    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...

  • Medea (NHB Classic Plays)by Euripides; Liz Lochhead

    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...