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  • 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...

  • Day Releaseby Aidan Rooney-Cespedes

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Aidan Rooney-Cespedes' first collection reveals an unusual maturity and singular scope. His widely published, prize-winning poems range from the rich imaginings of "Retro Creation" through various locales -- from County Monaghan, where he was born and raised, Paris and the literary past, to North America, where he now lives. As it blends the colloquial... more...

  • Chosen Lightsby John Montague et al

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    First published on the occasion of John Montague's 80th birthday, this revised edition of Chosen Lights, in which more than thirty fellow poets select one of his poems and present an essay outlining its claims on their affection and admiration, endures as a unique perspective on a master's work and as a remarkable sampler of each stage of his career.... more...

  • Bedouin of the London Evening: Collected Poemsby Rosemary Tonks

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 15.97

    The disappearance of the poet Rosemary Tonks in the 1970s was one of the literary world’s most tantalising mysteries – the subject of a BBC feature in 2009 called The Poet Who Vanished. After publishing two extraordinary poetry collections – and six satirical novels – she turned her back on the literary world after a series of... more...

  • Mortals and Others, Volume IIby Bertrand Russell; Harry Ruja

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 33.95

    'Every man would like to be God, if it were possible; some few find it difficult to admit the impossibility.' - Bertrand Russell From 1931-1935 Bertrand Russell was one of the regular contributors to the literary pages of the New York American , together with other distinguished authors, such as Aldous Huxley and Vita Sackville-West. Mortals... more...

  • Just Myrtoby Laurie Gray

    Luminis Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 6.99

    The coming-of-age story of an ancient Greek woman who discovers the joy of being herself   As a young woman in ancient Greece, Myrto is doubly cursed to have been born a mortal and a female. When her father dies leaving no dowry for her to marry, Myrto?s brother decides to give her to his former teacher, Socrates, as a second wife. Spending much... more...

  • Hedda Gablerby Henrik Ibsen; Stephen Mulrine

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 4.99

    The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...