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  • You Must Remember Thisby Michael Bazzett

    Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 15.99

    A woozy logic dominates these poems: a heart can become a buzzing hive of bees, a rooster can trigger a series of bombs, a young man can embrace a city bus as his spirit animal. Yet Bazzett slices through his poems with a dangerous sense of humor. Your humor is deft and cutting / my fingers off one by one,? as one poem puts it. Once dismembered, Bazzett?s... more...

  • A Better Lifeby John McAuliffe

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    The world of John McAuliffe?s ?rst book is surprisingly populous, even social. The poems are grounded in speech and conversation and are consistently alert to that moment when one thing changes into another and to how a phrase clari?es into unexpected meaning, ?seeing different things in the same light?. ?His book is every bit as good as I hoped it... more...

  • Young Countryby Kerry Hines

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    Young Country is a book of poetry by twenty-first-century writer Kerry Hines alongside images by nineteenth-century photographer William Williams. The wry, plainspoken but haunting poems sit alongside evocative photographs of settlement: landscapes, streetscapes, skyscapes; the escapades of a trio of flatmates; portraits of family and friends; burnt... more...

  • French Literatureby Carol Clark

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 7.99

    Boasting one of Western culture?s oldest and richest literary traditions, French literature has long been a pioneer of style and innovation. From the farcical comedies of Molière to the torment of Baudelaire?s verse, it has inspired writers and artists everywhere throughout the ages. This comprehensive Beginner?s Guide tells French Literature?s compelling... more...

  • The House of Bernada Alba: Full Text and Introduction (NHB Drama Classi)by Federico García Lorca

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 6.99

    Drama Classi series The world's great plays at a great little price. Each pocket-sized volume contains: a full introduction an author biography notes on historical and theatrical context a plot synopsis key dates a further reading list a glossary of unusual words and phrases (English-language texts) Lorca's extraordinarily powerful drama,... more...

  • Complex Knowingby Chris Katsaropoulos

    Luminis Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 7.99

    These poems send the reader on a journey into the hidden realm of the subconscious, where the sixth sense of knowing overwhelms the other five. Chris Katsaropoulos has written a collection of poems that turn words and phrases inside out, bringing forth the intricate truths that can be found within a frozen landscape, a lost tribe of warriors, a funeral... more...

  • Dances on the Plains (Mandele, Achebe, Angelou and other Poems)by Orok Otu Duke

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    "Dances on the Plains" seeks to reflect the period between March and July, 2014, during the Nigerian National Conference 2014, when a cross section of Nigerians at home and in diaspora were selected, gathered in Abuja, Nigeria and mandated to discuss, negotiate, ventilate and proffer solutions to all the nagging problems presently troubling and militating... more...

  • Streamingby Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

    Coffee House Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    An award-winning poet turns to her indigenous background to consider loss, memory, and the fate of the planet. more...

  • Third Wish Wastedby Roddy Lumsden

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    Third Wish Wasted is a book concerned with our wishes and desires. Belonging to a world between real and imagined folklore, the poems are by turns celebratory, humorous and beguiling, and there are bittersweet contemplations of youth, beauty and fame. Roddy Lumsden is one of the liveliest and most inventive poets writing in Britain today. His fifth... more...

  • Albrecht Dürer and meby David Zieroth

    Harbour Publishing 2014; US$ 18.99

    David Zieroth's Albrecht Dürer and me, an autobiographical travelogue spanning the author?s journeys through central Europe, explores the transformative effect of dislocation. Inspired by and responding to art and music, history and war, architecture and place, this collection unearths knowledge that can only be realized by leaving home. Throughout... more...