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  • Kabirby Robert Bly

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 14.00

    Originally published in 1976, with more than 75,000 copies in print, this collection of poems by fifteenth-century ecstatic poet Kabir is full of fun and full of thought. Columbia University professor of religion John Stratton Hawley has contributed an introduction that makes clear Kabir's immense importance to the contemporary reader and praises Bly's... more...

  • Cross That Dante Bearsby Mary A Watt

    UPF 2005; US$ 44.95

    An outstanding, new, and thorough interpretation of the symbolism of the cross in Dante’s poetics. more...

  • In A Rare Time Of Rainby Milner Place

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.09

    Described in the Telegraph as 'Huddersfield's Melville', Milner Place has spent much of his life sailing the seven seas as a skipper of a trading boat, while also writing beautifully crafted poetry. His two pamphlet collections. The CONFUSION OF ANGELS and WHERE SMOKE IS, has sold out and been reprinted, and this (at the age of sixty) is his first... more...

  • The Poetry Of Edward Thomasby Andrew Motion

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.32

    When Edward Thomas died at Arras in 1917 few people thought of him as a poet. Yet in the two years before his death, after a lifetime writing prose, Thomas wrote some of the most enduring poems of his day: poems of war, nature, friendship, despair and exultation. Andrew Motion's pioneering study of Thomas' life and achievement is scholarly yet utterly... more...

  • Woods Alice Oswald

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Woods etc. is Alice Oswald's third collection of poems, and follows the success of her widely acclaimed river-poem Dart, which was awarded the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2002. Extending the concerns of Dart and written over a period of several years, these poems combine abrupt honesty with an exuberant rhetorical confidence, at times recalling the oral... more...

  • The Road to Inverby Tom Paulin

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 18.95

    The Road to Inver gathers the verse translations of Tom Paulin from four decades, and brings together distinguished versions of classical and European poets which have appeared in his previous collections, from Liberty Tree (1983) to The Wind Dog (1999). But The Road to Inver also includes dozens of new and recent translations from the European... more...

  • The End of the Poemby Paul Muldoon

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 27.99

    In The End of the Poem , Paul Muldoon, "the most significant English-language poet born since the Second World War" ( The Times Literary Supplement ), presents engaging, rigorous, and insightful explorations of a diverse group of poems, from Yeats's "All Souls' Night" to Stevie Smith's "I Remember" to Fernando Pessoa's "Autopsychography." Here Muldoon... more...

  • Selected Poems: Keatsby John Keats

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 12.68

    Over the course of his short life, John Keats (1795-1821) honed a raw talent into a brilliant poetic maturity. By the end of his brief career, he had written poems of such beauty, imagination and generosity of spirit, that he had - unwittingly - fulfilled his wish that he should ?be among the English poets after my death?. This wide-ranging selection... more...

  • Paradise Lostby John Milton; John Leonard

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 12.68

    In Paradise Lost Milton produced poem of epic scale, conjuring up a vast, awe-inspiring cosmos and ranging across huge tracts of space and time. And yet, in putting a charismatic Satan and naked Adam and Eve at the centre of this story, he also created an intensely human tragedy on the Fall of Man. Written when Milton was in his fifties - blind, bitterly... more...

  • Defying Gravityby Roger McGough

    Penguin Books Ltd 1993; US$ 12.68

    In this evocative and personal collection of poems Roger McGough comes to terms with painful memories as well as confronting fears that are universal. Here he remembers his father in ?Squaring Up? and ?Alphabet Soup?; observes the eccentricities of contemporary life in ?The City of London Tour?; gives insights into human feeling with the surreal ?Your... more...