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- Carcanet 2011; US$ 13.05
In The Canary's Songbook Karen Press explores the inescapable shaping power of personal and public histories in individual lives and political processes. The theme has deep roots in Press's native South Africa. The desire to find ancestors who can be invoked as sources of wisdom, or validations of unwisdom, is a central preoccupation of the poems,... more...
- The O'Brien Press 2009; US$ 8.74
When Liam Brodie, his sister Sophie and horror-movie fan Evan are offered a free trip to Spain they jump at the chance. They?re not expecting to star in their own real-life horror story? From the moment they arrive there?s something amiss ? the weird hotel manager, the zombie-like guests and the insects everywhere ? not what they expected from a sun... more...
- HopeRoad 2012; US$ 10.19
Powerful forces surge through British Guiana as it transforms into independent Guyana, South American forest a bare step away from the towns. Old World chilly proprieties smack against everything the New World embodies. Margaret must navigate her own independence. Scottish, Portuguese, African: all and none of these, this teenager of the emergent... more...
- Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.51
In Slowly, As If, Karen Press looks clear-eyed at what it means to live in a complex society, a fragile world. She celebrates the connectedness that sustains us – in dance, in love, with the natural world, in cities where ‘strangers seem happy / to let you be? – and sees it betrayed by our unreflecting complicity in poverty and violence. The death... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 15.95
Both intimate and detached, this poetry compilation delves into the politics and aesthetics of desire—sacred and profane, frantic and serene, refined and grubby. Reflecting upon the comedy of human needs and the vanity of human wishes, these poems consider times of crisis when history is lived and reinvented, myth degenerates into faith, and reason... more...
- Carcanet 2013; US$ 21.80
F.T. Prince?s Collected Poems 1935-1992 incorporates all the work that he wished to preserve, from his earliest published poems to late, uncollected pieces. Prince has become best known for his wartime poem ‘Soldiers Bathing?, a meditation on violence and redemption. Collected Poems reveals the riches of a lifetime?s work. His poetry combines a deep... more...
- IP (Interactive Publications) 2012; US$ 9.00
Highly Commended, IP Picks 2007, Best Poetry A serene and very human voice emerges from a year-long tanka journal in which the changing seasons reflect the poet?s thoughts on illness, love, and world events. The great delight of the tanka is the jewel-like images it produces: how a bowl captures moonlight, willow twigs flaring at sunset, a poet... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 16.99
A collection of five books of poems by Northern Irish poet Peter McDonald, this book ranges wildly across subjects and forms and combines intense emotional perception with a historical and personal imagination. Ambitious and original, it meditates on place, belonging, loss, and love while exploring the haunting persistence of memories and the acts... more...
- Jacana Media 2012; US$ 14.99
Originally published in 1971 by Lionel Abrahams' Renoster Books, this book quickly became a classic of South African literature, but has been unavailable for many years. This new edition carries a simultaneous isiZulu translation of the poems, and a new foreword by Nadine Gordimer. more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2005; US$ 15.95
The power of history to shape people and politics is explored in this collection of finely wrought poems. The desire to find ancestors who can be invoked as sources of wisdom, or remembered as examples of imprudence, is a central preoccupation of these poems that are given additional potency because of South Africa's painful dialogue with its own... more...