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  • Strayby Amanda Dalton

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    Stray is a book about strays human and animal and about straying. It's about the lost and being lost, searching for home, and it's about the extraordinary places we sometimes discover when we're off the beaten track, deliberately or accidentally off-course. It's sometimes a noun and it's sometimes a verb almost a command. As Allan's mind strays and... more...

  • The Touch of Timeby Stewart Conn

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    The Touch of Time is a comprehensive retrospective of the work of one of Scotland's leading poets drawing on ten previous books published over five decades. The new work here pursues the themes of his earlier Bloodaxe collections Stolen Light: Selected Poems (1999), Ghosts at Cockcrow (2005) and The Breakfast Room (2010). With what Professor Carla... more...

  • Finding a Leg to Stand Onby Connie Bensley

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 13.05

    Connie Bensley's poems are sharply satirical, often poking fun at social pretence and suburban pretension. They present a comedy of manners in which mismatched characters are bounced between love, death and disappointment. Hers is a seemingly small world but one which spans a whole universe of everyday life. Finding a Leg to Stand On is a retrospective... more...

  • Guffby Brendan Kennelly

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 13.05

    Brendan Kennelly's Guff is both mouthpiece and mouthed off, Devil's advocate and self critic, everyman and every writer consumed by self-doubt and self-questioning. The book of Guff is about words writing the man. Words drive him into the cave of himself where he questions everything including words that seem to constitute answers and answers that... more...

  • Deep Fieldby Philip Gross

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 11.59

    In his nineties Philip Gross's father, a wartime refugee, began to lose his several languages, first to deafness, then profound aphasia. Deeply thought as well as deeply felt, these poems reach into that gulf to find him -through recovery of histories both spoken and unspoken as well as an excavation of the spoken word itself. Readers who admired Philip... more...

  • Tiger Facing the Mistby Pauline Stainer

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    Pauline Stainer is a poet 'working at the margins of the sacred', conveying sensations 'with an economy of means that is breathtaking her poems are not merely artefacts, they have an organic life of their own' (John Burnside). As in all her books, the luminous poems of her eighth collection Tiger Facing the Mist are minimal but highly charged with... more...

  • Ireland Is Changing Motherby Rita Ann Higgins

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    Ireland Is Changing Mother is the latest collection from Rita Ann Higgins: provocative and heart-warming poems of high jinx, jittery grief and telling social comment by a gutsy, anarchic chronicler of the lives of the Irish dispossessed, before as well as since the demise of the Celtic tiger. 'It shouldn't be unusual to hear a smart, sassy, unabashed,... more...

  • The Company of Horsesby Peter Fallon

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 10.94

    The Company of Horses is Peter Fallon's ?rst collection of original poems since News of the World: Selected and New Poems appeared in 1998. The Irish Times in its review of The Georgics of Virgil (2004) declared this book, taken in parts or as a whole, says ?Glory to the world?. And the glory is renewed for our time in Peter Fallon's inspired translation.'... more...

  • The View from Hereby Sara Berkeley

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 10.94

    . . . and into the stillness / comes my knowing: we carry our daughters until they are too light to bear, then we carry our mothers; they are heavy as air.' I loved my life with a fierce joy,' Sara Berkeley proclaims in her follow up to Strawberry Thief, a book singled out by Dermot Bolger for its extraordinarily vivid freshness and sharp focus' by... more...

  • Spindriftby Vona Groarke

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    POETRY BOOK SOCIETY RECOMMENDATION Groarke is superb at sidestepping or skirting the subject, the better to wrong-foot the reader and set us right down, surprised, in the middle of things . . . Spindrift is suffused with a candour, delicacy and intelligence that should win her many new readers.' ? from the Poetry Book Society citation. Vona Groarke's... more...