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  • English Critical Essays, 1 & 2by D.J. Edmund

    Paradise Publishers 2007; US$ 70.00

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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 Dorothy Dunnett; 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Castalyby Ian Wedde

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    The poems that make up Castaly: Poems 197377 have been selected by the poet from work completed over the course of four years. Ian Wedde writes: The poems in this book represent my attempts to remain alert in the world between 1973 and 1977. . . . Nevertheless my main obsessions (sometimes called 'themes') have remained the same, though not habitual... more...

  • Tales of Gotham Cityby Ian Wedde

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Tales of Gotham City consists of three groups of poems that were written over a period of seven years, from 197783. Ian Wedde says of this collection: When I went 'greedily' looking for meaning among the poems I'd written since about 1977, I found the record of a withdrawal of curiosity, its replacement with a counterpart anger. I'd wanted to know... more...

  • Rifled Sanctuariesby Bill Pearson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    The Pacific Islands began to appear in Western literature soon after European navigators made landfall there. From the first, there was seldom a statement of plain facts. Explorers brought their own viewpoints while editors, poets and novelists went on to interpret and moralise the first accounts. Portraying Pacific peoples as sensual, indolent, childlike... more...