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  • Strong, My Loveby Peter Fallon

    The Gallery Press 2015; US$ 11.67

    Care, company, community have been fundamental concerns of Peter Fallon?s writing in and about the world, care for people and place, for planet earth and the poetry of earth, for the values espoused in Virgil?s Georgics which he has translated . . . and the seriousness of that caretaking has developed over the years to a point where the artistic and... more...

  • Speech Lessonsby John Montague

    The Gallery Press 2015; US$ 11.67

    ‘The long hangar of the turf shed faces the Broad Road where cars whine. There our winter warmth is stored . . .? For more than half a century John Montague has brought a lively diversity of voice and experience to Irish poetry. ‘He is,? as John Carey wrote in The Sunday Times, ‘virtually Ireland?s poet laureate . . . His best poems are all autobiographical,... more...

  • Good as Goneby Anna Pottier

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 14.99

    Anna Pottier is a Nova Scotian Acadian, a writer, and a painter. She attended Dalhousie University where, in 1981, she met Irving Layton, whom she married at age 23. more...

  • Bookmarkedby Wendy W. Fairey

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 25.99

    Wendy Fairey grew up among books. As the shy and studious daughter of famed Hollywood columnist Sheilah Graham—F. Scott Fitzgerald?s lover during the last years of his life—she began as a child reading her way through the library Fitzgerald had assembled for her mother and escaped into the landscape of classic English novels. Their protagonists became... more...

  • Poppies in Translationby Sujata Bhatt

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 14.57

    Indonesia, South Africa, Estonia, Lithuania, Shetland, Nicaragua – many worlds meet in these poems as nature dyes Sujata Bhatt?s many languages with its own hues. The real merges with the surreal and the allegorical, certainties are undone in an open-ended quest. A Chinese cook ignores a predatory snake, Gregor Samsa?s sister proposes a different... more...

  • Successful Tragediesby Priscila Uppal

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05

    ?Canada?s Priscila Uppal has gained an international reputation for her boldly provocative poetry in just a dozen years, since publishing her first collection, How to Draw Blood from a Stone, at the age of 23. Noted for their startling imagery, unforgettable characters and visionary lines, her poems are exact and penetrating, yet surreal and deeply... more...

  • Maninboby Ko Un; Brother Anthony of Taizé; Lee Sang-Wha

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 20.34

    ?Ko Un has long been a living legend in Korea, both as a poet and as a person. Allen Ginsberg once wrote, ‘Ko Un is a magnificent poet, combination of Buddhist cognoscente, passionate political libertarian, and naturalist historian.? Maninbo (Ten Thousand Lives) is the title of a remarkable collection of poems by Ko Un, filling thirty volumes, a... more...

  • Hello, Beautiful!by Hannie Rayson

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 29.99

    A memoir in parts, from one of Australia's best-loved playwrights. Hannie Rayson - writer, mother, daughter, sister, wife, romantic, adventuress, parking-spot optimist - has spent a lifetime giving voice to others in the many roles she has written for stage and television. In her new book, she shines the spotlight on herself. This collection of... more...

  • Scottish Shorts (NHB Modern Plays)by Various

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 16.03

    A collection of nine very different short plays by three remarkable generations of Scottish writers, selected and introduced by Philip Howard, Artistic Director of the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, from 1996-2007. Mostly with casts of two or three, these plays are especially well suited to performance in studio theatres and at festivals. Snuff... more...

  • The Ballad and the Folk (RLE Folklore)by David Buchan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    The ballad is an enduring and universal literary genre. In this book, first published in 1972, David Buchan is concerned to establish the nature of a ballad and of the people who produced it through a study of the regional tradition of the Northeast of Scotland, the most fertile ballad area in Britain. His account of this tradition has two parallel... more...