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  • Very Bad Poetryby Kathryn Petras; Ross Petras

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.00

    Writing very bad poetry requires talent.  It helps to have a wooden ear for words, a penchant for sinking into a mire of sentimentality, and an enviable confidence that allows one to write despite absolutely appalling incompetence. The 131 poems collected in this first-of-its-kind anthology are so glaringly awful that they embody a kind of genius.  From... more...

  • The Lymond Poetryby Elspeth Morrison; PENGUIN GROUP (UK)

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    A beautiful collection of Renaissance poetry, assembled by one of the world's finest historical novelists. Dorothy Dunnett died in November 2001. She left behind this anthology, chosen by her from the hundreds of poems which she used in her world-famous series of novels known as THE LYMOND CHRONICLES. It is a fascinating set of choices,... more...

  • Decadent Verseby Caroline Blyth

    Anthem Press 2009; US$ 175.00

    A critical collection of late-Victorian poetry, fully annotated and explored, bringing to life the often overlooked but integral verse of the period. more...

  • The Anthem Anthology of Victorian Sonnetsby Michael J. Allen

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 795.00

    ?The Anthem Anthology of Victorian Sonnets? is a comprehensive collection consisting of over three thousand Victorian sonnets written by Victorian poets between 1836 and the early years of twentieth century. more...

  • The Decadent Handbookby Rowan Pelling; Amelia Hodsdon

    Dedalus 2012; US$ 14.57

    The ultimate lifestyle guide for those who want to transform  the spirit of the age more...

  • The Reindeer Campsby Barton Sutter

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2012; US$ 16.00

    Three-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award, Sutter makes ballads, sonnets, and free verse sing with a Midwestern accent. more...

  • Poetry By English Womenby R.E. Pritchard

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.51

    This comprehensive introductory anthology of poems by forty women writers from Elizabethan to Victorian times includes work by aristocrats and frame-workers, by celebrated figures such as Aphra Behn, the Brontës, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti, and by fascinating but hitherto inaccessible poets such as the unaccountably neglected... more...

  • Blood, Class and Empireby Christopher Hitchens

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 10.19

    Since the end of the Cold War so-called experts have been predicting the eclipse of America's "special relationship" with Britain. But as events have shown, especially in the wake of 9/11, the political and cultural ties between America and Britain have grown stronger. Blood, Class and Empire examines the dynamics of this relationship, its... more...

  • Between the Linesby Jonathan Williams

    The Lilliput Press 1994; US$ 7.28

    One hundred and forty-four poems were selected by the editor from the two hundred or so displayed on DART carriages between 1987 and 1994: short enough for passengers to read without missing their stops, resonant enough to inspire reflection, disquietude or delight. Three were written especially for Dublin's train travellers. and about half of them... more...

  • Selected Poems: Mimi Khalvatiby Mimi Khalvati

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 16.99

    This collection of selected poems draws on her three Carcanet works: In White Ink , Mirrorwork , and Entries on Light . It provides us with the essential Khalvati, from the ambitiously wrought early formal poems, full of Persian and personal shadows, through to the meditations in the long sequence Entries on Light . She brings into English poetry... more...