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  • Calypsoby Bob Orr

    Auckland University Press 2008; US$ 15.99

    Arranged in four lyrical sections, this collection of poems presents colorful images with a narrative drive and the true cadences of a storyteller. Traveling from Troy and Waiheke to San Francisco and Spain, this variety of verse leads into a discussion of simple objects, making the ordinary things of the world extraordinary. Finishing with compositions... more...

  • The Claims Officeby Dai George

    Seren 2013; US$ 13.11

    The Claims Office is a startlingly good debut. Dai George's method is deeply engaged with narrative traditions, but the textures and imagery are often elaborate and strange.This rich surface is undercut by a mixture of rebellious energy and unflinching satire. His ‘nature? poems are often anti-nature poems, and darkly funny. Lively pieces about London... more...

  • The Little Verses of Christ's Faceby Cc Booker

    Two Harbors Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    Cc Booker offers a stirring collection of verses inspired by the appearance of miraculous images on the fence in her backyard. Motivated by the powerful imagery revealed on the fence, and the peacefulness they prompted, she was guided to study A Course in Miracles. She weaves the resulting insights into her story of transformation. The author shares... more...

  • Veneraby Jay Rogoff

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Praise for Jay Rogoff "[Rogoff's] poetry takes a visible art of movement and translates the feelings it evokes and the history it records into delicate words.... But Rogoff also has an amazing knack for the humor in humanity, as a slew of death-defying poems demonstrates." -- Andrew Burstein, The Baton Rouge Advocate "Quite simply, I love the gravitational,... more...

  • Here Comes the Nightby Alan Gillis

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 10.94

    Here Comes the Night, Alan Gillis?s third collection, broadens and deepens the range of Hawks and Doves, hailed by Peter McDonald as ‘a decisive volume in the developing story of poetry from Northern Ireland, full of independence, imaginative strength, and a confidence that is fully justified?. ‘Go on and Google yourself?, he writes in a book that... more...

  • Sentimentalement Votreby Bill F. Ndi

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 19.95

    From my friendships and loves are born the lines herein. My greatest desire is that we must learn to love to the best of our abilities and not better than the Best of our abilities. Requesting the latter would be demanding the impossible. For me, every heart is filled with goodness and love that only a positive posturing and channeling of their energies... more...

  • My Discovery of Englandby Stephen Leacock

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian humorist and academic Stephen Leacock had a plethora of opportunities to explore new cultures as he traveled the globe in support of his many popular books, often giving scholarly talks along the way. In this uproarious volume of essays and vignettes, Leacock sets down his impressions of a promotional tour of England. more...

  • Sexual Sameness (Routledge Revivals)by Joseph Bristow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1992, Sexual Sameness examines the differing textual strategies male and female writers have developed to celebrate homosexuality. Examining such writers as E.M. Forster, James Baldwin, Sylvia Townsend Warner and Audre Lourde, this wide-ranging book demonstrates how literature has been one of the few cultural spaces in which sexual... more...

  • Shakespeare's America, America's Shakespeare (Routledge Revivals)by Michael D. Bristol

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1990, this title explores the nature of the interaction between Shakespeare and American culture. Shakespeare stands at the center of an elaborate institutional reality, closely tied to both cultural and ideological production. His plays, Michael Bristol asserts, help to constitute a primary affirmative theme of much American culture... more...

  • Literature and the Growth of British Nationalismby Francesco Crocco

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    This book explores how British Romantic poetry--the writing, reading, and critical reception of it--reinforced British nationalism in the 19th century, ripening the political processes of nationhood that began with the first Act of Union in 1707. Using archival research on literary collections, criticism and reviews, this study documents the rise of... more...