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  • 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...

  • Rifled Sanctuariesby Bill Pearson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hellby Deborah Levy

    And Other Stories Publishing 2014; US$ 10.19

    Man Booker Prize shortlisted Deborah Levy whips up a storm of romance and slapstick, of heavenly and earthly delights, in this dystopian philosophical poem about individual freedom and the search for the good life. 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...

  • Lesebuch für stille Stundenby Bianca Blessing

    DRP Rosenkreuz Verlag 2013; US$ 11.47

    Dieses Lesebuch ist jenen Stunden gewidmet, da man sich nach etwas Unnennbarem zu sehnen beginnt, nach einer neuen Weite der Gedanken und einer neuen Tiefe der Empfindung. Die hier zusammengestellten Betrachtungen, Gleichnisse, Märchen, Gedichte und Erzählungen wollen dieser Sehnsucht Nahrung geben. Sie entstammen dem Weisheitsschatz verschiedener... more...

  • Removingby Melissa Butler

    Modjaji Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    Melissa Butler lives in Cape Town and Pittsburgh, PA. In the US, she teaches kindergarten. In South Africa, she writes and works with pre schools in the Eastern Cape. She has a Masters degree in Curriculum Theory from Penn State University and a Masters degree in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. This is her first book of poetry. more...

  • Burnt Offeringby Joan Metelerkamp

    Modjaji Books 2008; US$ 19.95

    Burnt Offering is Joan Metelerkamp's seventh colllection of poems. The title comes from a poem in a cycle that embodies the labours of the medieval alchemists - heating and burning, transformation of passionate intensity, the search for an enduring element. In the process malignant doubt is burnt off, and what takes its place is trust in the everyday:... more...