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  • A Book of Straysby Michael Hartnett

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 10.94

    ‘A genuine maverick . . . a mixture of coruscating satire, rhapsodic lyricism and humane vernacular . . . ? –– The Sunday Times Michael Hartnett subscribed always to the idea of the poet as a chronicler of his race: ‘I have tried to write for the people . . . ? begins one of the poems in this collection of ballads, satires, squibs and other occasional... more...

  • Selected Poemsby Gerald Dawe; Eil????an N???? Chuillean????in; Se????n Lysaght; N&; #237; Chuillean&; #225; Eil& in; #233; an

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    And in all I do / and say there’s the scene / the heart prefers, // of that first loneliness / of trees / and northern birds. Seán Lysaght’s retelling of the tradition that has it that Achilles reached Achill is emblematic of the range of this watchful poet’s concerns. His field-trips in the west of Ireland, following the footsteps... more...

  • Terrific Melancholyby Roddy Lumsden

    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...

  • The Zebra Stood in the Nightby Kerry Hardie

    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...

  • 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 Young Writer of the Year 1969by Yong Zhou

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    The Young Writer of the Year 1969 is a collection of literature submitted to The Young Writer of the Year Competition. The book presents 17 articles that cover a particular feature of contemporary Britain. The papers in the text tackle various issues, such as foreign immigrants, armed forces enlistment, and substance abuse. The text will be of great... 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...