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  • Chaotic Angelsby Gwyneth Lewis

    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... more...

  • A Hospital Odysseyby Gwyneth Lewis

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 14.51

    ?A Hospital Odyssey is an outrageously imaginative voyage through illness and healing. Drawing on the most recent biomedical research into stem cells and cancer, the poem is a journey through the body’s inner space and the strange habitats created by disease, including the chimeras people see when they’re unwell. Maris, whose husband,... more...

  • Merit (NHB Modern Plays)by Alexandra Wood

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 11.65

    Against all odds, recent graduate Sofia gets a job as PA to one of the wealthiest bankers in the country. But her mother questions whether she gave more than a good interview to get it. While the unapologetic bankers get rich, others are losing everything they've worked for. Just what will they be driven to? Suicide? Murder? In a subtle game of... more...

  • In My Father's Houseby Seán Dunne

    The Gallery Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Seán Dunne's mother died at the age of thirty-three, when he was four years old. In My Father's House, his account of the trials and tests of a childhood in Waterford in the 1960s, touched a communal heart when it was published in 1991, and became a bestseller. This eloquent testimony to one fractured family's capacity to prevail, including the heroic... more...

  • Seed Beneath the Snowby Joanna Ramsey

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2015; US$ 10.19

    This tender and personal memoir by the poet Joanna Ramsey of George Mackay Brown gives an account of some aspects of the last eight years of his life in Stromness, Orkney, and of the friendship between them. It also provides a background to his poem ?A New Child: ECL 11 June 1993? (included in the anthology Following a Lark), which he wrote for Joanna?s... more...

  • Geisby Caitríona O'Reilly

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05

    ?Geis’ is a word from Irish mythology meaning a supernatural taboo or injunction on behaviour. In her long-awaited third collection, Caitríona O’Reilly examines the ‘geis’ in all of its psychological, emotional, and moral suggestiveness: exploring the prohibitions and compulsions under which we sometimes place ourselves,... more...

  • Semibreveby John F. Deane

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 11.65

    John F. Deane is a vital presence in contemporary Irish poetry. The poems in Semibreve combine lyric grace with a fiercely questing intelligence, pushing against the mysteries of faith in a fractured world, paying tribute to the value of human life and love. Running through the book is a thread of elegy for the poet's brother, who died of cancer in... more...

  • Iris and the Friendsby John Bayley

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 1999; US$ 6.99

    Novelist and thinker Iris Murdoch died on 8 February 1999 after living for three years with Alzheimer's disease. Her husband, novelist and academic John Bayley, had previously written movingly of the impact of her illness in Iris: A Memoir. Iris and the Friends tells of the final year of Murdoch's life, when she was visited more by her own imaginary... more...

  • Collected Poemsby A. S. J. Tessimond; Frances Horovitz; Roger Garfitt

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 14.51

    A.S.J. Tessimond (1902-1962) was one of the most individual, versatile and approachable voices in 20th century poetry. Influenced at first by the Imagists, his poetry is remarkable for its lucidity and formal exactness and for its witty, humane depiction of life in the modern city. Out of step with his contemporaries – both Pound and Eliot as... more...

  • Fatal Connectionby Malcolm Rose

    Ransom Publishing 2015; US$ 11.65

    Nothing is ever a coincidence. So when four bodies are discovered with horrible symptons of mercury poisoning, Troy and Lexi are determined to prove that there's a connection. Can they solve their most complex case yet? Fatal Connection is the third title in the Outer Reaches series more...