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  • 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...

  • Working the London Undergroundby Ben Pedroche

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    Used extensively and somewhat taken for granted by millions of commuters and tourists every day, the London Underground has long been a part of our national heritage and way of life. The 'Tube' was the first underground railway in the world and now is central to a London way of life. Here Ben Pedroche explores the realities of building the railway... more...

  • New and Selected Poemsby Chris Wallace-Crabbe

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 21.80

    This book distils an adult lifetime into the intense magic of poetry. Wallace-Crabbe is a nature poet in the broadest possible sense: his poems, ranging widely in tone and subject-matter, seek above all to convey the richness and variety of our world, his sense that we are ‘inserted headlong into life? and must make the best of what comes to us. Throughout... more...

  • The Rose of Toulouseby Fred D'Aguiar

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 15.99

    A book of geographies, this collection chronicles the poet?s history as it traces the places where he has lived and taught. Written by an immigrant, this book also masterfully tackles political topics, including the war on terror and terror itself: its causes and effects. Through sonnets, ballads, free verse, and a sinuous long line, this honest,... more...

  • Dante?s Vita Nuova, New Editionby Dante Alighieri; Mark Musa

    Indiana University Press 1973; US$ 18.99

    In this new edition Musa views Dante's intention as one of cruel and comic commentary on the shallowness and self-pity of his protagonist, who only occasionally glimpses the true nature of love. "... the explication de texte which accompanies [Musa's] translation is instructively novel, always admirable.... This present work offers English readers... more...

  • Oxford Poets 2013by Iain Galbraith; Robyn Marsack New Zealand-born Robyn Marsack has been Director o; Robyn Marsack

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 21.80

    This anthology brings together the work of nineteen poets from a dozen different countries, with translations from at least seven languages, to provide a rich mix of contemporary voices. Here you can move from the Australian desert to an English coal mine, from the interior world of Grace Darling to the mythic world of the Ramayana, from earthquakes... more...

  • Gender, Art and Deathby Janet Todd

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.50

    In this book, Janet Todd, one of the leading authorities on seventeenth- and eighteenth century women writers, discusses gender issues from the Restoration to Romanticism investigating women authors and the fascination with culturally privileged art and with heroic death. more...

  • The Rose of Toulouseby Fred D'Aguiar

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 14.51

    ‘I should never ask / directions to my childhood?, writes Fred D?Aguiar: there is no way back home. The Rose of Toulouse is a book of geographies tracing the various places the poet has lived, their histories, and his own history as he travels away from who he was. His transformations and shifts – between Britain, Guyana and the USA – are his identity:... more...

  • Darkness Inside Outby Rodney Pybus

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    Offering a variety of explorations into different worlds, real and imaginary, beautiful and barbaric, this poetry compilation attempts to illuminate some of life?s difficult puzzles. A journey through a series of vivid encounters?ranging from fireflies outside a Gascony farmhouse and John Wayne sailing a converted minesweeper to a bull terrier listening... more...