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  • 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...

  • Clueless Dogsby Rhian Edwards

    Seren 2012; US$ 13.11

    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$ 14.51

    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...

  • Misprintby James Womack

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.51

    ?The only end of writing,? Dr Johnson said, ?is to enable the readers better to enjoy life, or better to endure it.? Misprint offers the reader countries and languages perceived through the eyes of youth and loss. Untimely deaths and memories of far-off lands abound, some dreamed, some lived. In this first collection, James Womack plays with ideas... more...

  • Roosterby Gerry McGrath

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.51

    Rooster, Gerry McGrath?s second book of poems, observes with painterly precision the commonplaces of our experience, creating landscapes of emotional range and intensity. Biography, history, geography are interwoven in potent new forms: a lover?s fragile caress, the ?expeditionary skill? of a dentist, the death of irony celebrated by crows ?helpless... more...

  • Handsby Moya Cannon

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 16.99

    Written by the prizewinning Irish poet Moya Cannon, this collection explores the effects of time, change, migration, and travel—in both the human and the natural worlds. Sensuous and resonant, these poems are votive offerings that possess musicality and are sensitive to the functional qualities language. 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...

  • The Pig of Happinessby Edward Monkton

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    ?I know?, thought the pig. ?I shall become an EXTRAORDINARY pig. I shall see the BEST in EVERYONE and EVERYTHING. I shall become THE PIG of HAPPINESS!? A charmingly illustrated allegory about a pig who got extremely happy and decided to spread joy after years of wallowing? more...