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  • Waiting for Bluebeardby Helen Ivory

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Waiting for Bluebeard tries to understand how a girl could grow up to be the woman living in Bluebeard's house. The story begins with a part-remembered, part-imagined childhood, where seances are held, and a father drowns in oil beneath the skeleton of his car. When her childhood home coughs up birds in the parlour, the girl enters Bluebeard's house... more...

  • Tiger Facing the Mistby Pauline Stainer

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    Pauline Stainer is a poet 'working at the margins of the sacred', conveying sensations 'with an economy of means that is breathtaking her poems are not merely artefacts, they have an organic life of their own' (John Burnside). As in all her books, the luminous poems of her eighth collection Tiger Facing the Mist are minimal but highly charged with... more...

  • Ireland Is Changing Motherby Rita Ann Higgins

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    Ireland Is Changing Mother is the latest collection from Rita Ann Higgins: provocative and heart-warming poems of high jinx, jittery grief and telling social comment by a gutsy, anarchic chronicler of the lives of the Irish dispossessed, before as well as since the demise of the Celtic tiger. 'It shouldn't be unusual to hear a smart, sassy, unabashed,... more...

  • The Company of Horsesby Peter Fallon

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 10.94

    The Company of Horses is Peter Fallon's ?rst collection of original poems since News of the World: Selected and New Poems appeared in 1998. The Irish Times in its review of The Georgics of Virgil (2004) declared this book, taken in parts or as a whole, says ?Glory to the world?. And the glory is renewed for our time in Peter Fallon's inspired translation.'... more...

  • The View from Hereby Sara Berkeley

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 10.94

    . . . and into the stillness / comes my knowing: we carry our daughters until they are too light to bear, then we carry our mothers; they are heavy as air.' I loved my life with a fierce joy,' Sara Berkeley proclaims in her follow up to Strawberry Thief, a book singled out by Dermot Bolger for its extraordinarily vivid freshness and sharp focus' by... more...

  • Day Releaseby Aidan Rooney-Cespedes

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Aidan Rooney-Cespedes' first collection reveals an unusual maturity and singular scope. His widely published, prize-winning poems range from the rich imaginings of "Retro Creation" through various locales -- from County Monaghan, where he was born and raised, Paris and the literary past, to North America, where he now lives. As it blends the colloquial... more...

  • Chosen Lightsby John Montague et al

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    First published on the occasion of John Montague's 80th birthday, this revised edition of Chosen Lights, in which more than thirty fellow poets select one of his poems and present an essay outlining its claims on their affection and admiration, endures as a unique perspective on a master's work and as a remarkable sampler of each stage of his career.... more...

  • Bedouin of the London Evening: Collected Poemsby Rosemary Tonks

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 15.97

    The disappearance of the poet Rosemary Tonks in the 1970s was one of the literary world’s most tantalising mysteries – the subject of a BBC feature in 2009 called The Poet Who Vanished. After publishing two extraordinary poetry collections – and six satirical novels – she turned her back on the literary world after a series of... more...

  • Song of Two Worldsby Alan Lightman

    CRC Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    In Alan Lightman's new book, a verse narrative, we meet a man who has lost his faith in all things following a mysterious personal tragedy. After decades of living "hung like a dried fly," emptied and haunted by his past, the narrator awakens one morning revitalized and begins a Dante-like journey to find something to believe in, first turning to the... more...

  • Daunderlustby Peter Ross

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2014; US$ 7.99

    Peter Ross's weekly articles from around Scotland have been a sterling attraction for the readers of Scotland on Sunday for years. A selection of the best are collected here, for the first time. Each a gem of insight and wit, they provide a piece-by-piece portrait of a nation as it changes. Always with his eye on the individual, Peter Ross presents... more...