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  • Sound Housesby Will Eaves

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 15.95

    Well-loved authors and books appear suddenly; hair-raising anecdotes and football matches become occasions for elegiac comedy; and music and domestic ritual raise ghosts. This emotionally intense poetry collection explores several continents, moods, and stages of life—including the common experiences of growing up, growing older, losing a parent,... more...

  • Watering Canby Caroline Bird

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2010; US$ 15.95

    Packed with wry comedy, satire, and wordplay, this collection of poems celebrates life as an early 20-something. The extraordinary verve and compassion of the verse reveals the anxiety of new responsibilities and contains a vast array of imagery, including prophetic videos, a moon colonized by bullies, weeping scholars, laughing ducks, and silent... more...

  • Emporiumby Ian Pindar

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 15.95

    Step through the door and discover Big Bumperton on his bicycle, Mrs. Beltinska in her bath, Monsieur P. on holiday, a transfixed girl in blue jeans, two lascivious figs, and a god who wanders shopping arcades. Drawing on avant-garde and traditional influences, this collection of poetry maps a surreal hinterland where the dark humor of absurdity... more...

  • Shakespeare's Sonnetsby Philip Terry

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 15.95

    Inspired by the flotsam of contemporary culture, journalism, and spam emails, this collection of poetry transforms Shakespeare?s sonnet sequence into a celebration of the possibilities of language unleashed. Shakespeare?s themes of fading beauty, posterity, immortality, and death find their modern-day responses in celebrity gossip, consumer products,... more...

  • A to Bby Gerry McGrath

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2008; US$ 15.95

    What began as a single poem written on a long drive into the countryside north of Glasgow has evolved into an imaginative collection exploring memory, journey, vulnerability, and love. This book of haunting verse ranges in theme, with observations on everything from a plane's ascent into the evening sky to imagined piano notes being absorbed by the... more...

  • Arguing with Malarchyby Carola Luther

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 15.95

    A collection of poetry by South African-born, Yorkshire-based Carola Luther, this account is a chronicle of mourning, renewal, and the realities of human relationships. Addressed to the eponymous ‘Malarchy?—a magical, quarrelsome, and often drunken young boy—these poems explore silences, absences, the unspoken communication between animals and human... more...

  • Deceiving Wild Creaturesby Jeremy Over

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2009; US$ 15.95

    Creating a world of delight and amazement through language and love, this collection of bright, innocent poems celebrates the confusion of everyday life. Written with a brazen defiance of all things grave and serious, these poems disentangle the absurd and unreasonable, only to create a fun and challenging knot of language that defines the elusive... more...

  • Clueless Dogsby Rhian Edwards

    Seren 2012; US$ 10.99

    Clueless Dogs is the first collection of poetry by Rhian Edwards. Already a noted performer of both her songs and poetry, this book confirms her startling talent and is shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Poems like 'The Welshman Who Couldn't Sing' chronicle a fraught childhood in Bridgend, south Wales, where the sensitive... more...

  • All Justby David Herd

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 11.99

    All Just, David Herd's second Carcanet collection, makes poems from the fractured phrases and competing idioms of contemporary movement, its translations between public and private spaces. Conversations start and are broken off. Public announcements intervene in private situations. In the background, an emergency is about to unfold. Taking bearings... more...

  • Clueless Dogsby Rhian Edwards

    Seren 2012; US$ 17.99

    Brave and beautiful, this remarkable debut collection of poetry features the edgy, modern voice of an urban female. From poems of a fraught childhood in Bridgend, south Wales—where a sensitive child escapes through imaginative games—to works depicting student rivalries, damaged peers, and tense situations associated with teenage problems, this compilation... more...