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  • Bronze by Goldby Sebastian D.G. Knowles

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Company of Horsesby Peter Fallon

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 10.94

    The Company of Horses is Peter Fallon's ?rst collection of original poems since News of the World: Selected and New Poems appeared in 1998. The Irish Times in its review of The Georgics of Virgil (2004) declared this book, taken in parts or as a whole, says ?Glory to the world?. And the glory is renewed for our time in Peter Fallon's inspired translation.'... more...

  • The View from Hereby Sara Berkeley

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 10.94

    . . . and into the stillness / comes my knowing: we carry our daughters until they are too light to bear, then we carry our mothers; they are heavy as air.' I loved my life with a fierce joy,' Sara Berkeley proclaims in her follow up to Strawberry Thief, a book singled out by Dermot Bolger for its extraordinarily vivid freshness and sharp focus' by... more...

  • The Fire Stepby Tom French

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 10.94

    Even now, as we rise to check on the children where they sleep within earshot of the river, two midwives are rising in darkness to dress for all weathers . . . Eight years after the appearance of Tom French's award-winning first collection The Fire Step confirms the promise and achievement of his debut. His gift for creating stunning elegiac moments... more...

  • Spindriftby Vona Groarke

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    POETRY BOOK SOCIETY RECOMMENDATION Groarke is superb at sidestepping or skirting the subject, the better to wrong-foot the reader and set us right down, surprised, in the middle of things . . . Spindrift is suffused with a candour, delicacy and intelligence that should win her many new readers.' ? from the Poetry Book Society citation. Vona Groarke's... more...

  • Censorship of British Drama Vol. Iby Steve Nicholson

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book is based on a systematic exploration of the Lord Chamberlain’s Correspondence archives, which contain files for every play submitted for a public performance licence in Great Britain. Volume One covers the period before 1932, when theatre was widely seen to possess an almost unique power to shape the future of society, determining what... more...

  • Censorship of British Drama Vol. IIby Steve Nicholson

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    The second part of British Theatre censorship, is based on previously undocumented material in the Lord Chamberlain's correspondence archives in the British Library and the Royal Archives at Windsor. This volume covers the years before the outbreak of the Second World War, and the war itself, as well as the immediate post-war period. The book is... more...

  • Day Releaseby Aidan Rooney-Cespedes

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Aidan Rooney-Cespedes' first collection reveals an unusual maturity and singular scope. His widely published, prize-winning poems range from the rich imaginings of "Retro Creation" through various locales -- from County Monaghan, where he was born and raised, Paris and the literary past, to North America, where he now lives. As it blends the colloquial... more...

  • Chosen Lightsby John Montague et al

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    First published on the occasion of John Montague's 80th birthday, this revised edition of Chosen Lights, in which more than thirty fellow poets select one of his poems and present an essay outlining its claims on their affection and admiration, endures as a unique perspective on a master's work and as a remarkable sampler of each stage of his career.... more...

  • Nine Fathom Deepby David Constantine

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    Like the work of the European poets who have nourished him, David Constantine's poetry is informed by a profoundly humane vision of the world. In his title-poem "which illuminates the themes of the whole book "the lovers are a utopian answering back against the curse (following a crime against Nature) that is carried by the ship passing above them.... more...