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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 35.00
A long poem that makes brilliant use of the legends and myths, the tall tales and sayings of America. "If America has a folksinger today he is Carl Sandburg, a singer who comes out of the prairie soil... who can hand back to the people a creation that has scraps of their own insight, humor, and imagination" (Padraic Colum). more...
- Faber & Faber 2015;
The 72 poems in Kim Kardashian's Marriage mark out equally sharpened lines of public and private engagement. Kim Kardashian's 2011 marriage lasted for 72 days, and was seen by some as illustrative of celebrity life as a performance, as spectacle. Whatever the truth of this (and Kardashian's own statements refute it), Sam Riviere has used the furor... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2015; US$ 17.26
Frances Leviston's first collection, Public Dream , was one of the most acclaimed debuts of recent years, and praised for combining 'technical mastery with a lucidity that verges on the hypnotic' ( The Independent ). Leviston's keenly-anticipated second book sees both an intellectual and dramatic intensification of her project. We often credit... more...
- Wings Press 2015; US$ 9.99
In Blood Flower , passionate imagery married to music bursts from each line pushing out the boundaries of Uschuk?s earlier poems. It continues themes in Uschuk?s American Book Award winner, Crazy Love . The poems braid the startling, sometimes brutal stories of her Russian/Czech immigrant family during the McCarthy Era in a conservative Michigan... more...
- Carcanet 2015;
The poems in this debut collection by New Zealand poet John Dennison are concerned, above all, with love, and with the strange, unlooked-for manner of its appearances among us. Marked by an emotional acuity and formal deftness, Otherwise draws us into confrontations with our equivocal and finite nature. Here too, because ‘some things bear repeating?,... more...
- Carcanet 2015;
Elaine Feinstein has always written with most intensity about people. In this book, she remembers friends she has loved, writers she has known and literary figures from the past. She writes of the Russian poet Bella Akhmadulina with tender admiration; the East End poet Emanuel Litvinoff, at work in his Bloomsbury flat; and Masha Enzensberger, who... more...
- Carcanet 2015;
The Complete Poems of Jon Silkin brings together the published and previously unpublished work of one of the most significant poets of the late twentieth century, founding editor of Stand and of the Northern House imprint. As well as reprinting all the poems included in Silkin?s books (published between 1950 and 2002), it includes previously uncollected... more...
- Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 15.99
?I, Clodia? is the story of Clodia Metelli?poet and lover?and her relations with her far-away paramour Catullus, her husband Metellus Celer, her brother Publius Clodius, and her accuser Cicero. By giving Clodia?the "Lesbia" of Catullus?s famous love poetry?her own first-person narration, Anna Jackson upends and reinvigorates the beloved classical... more...
- Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 18.99
This book is a collection of poetry by 21st-century writer Kerry Hines, alongside images by 19th-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; burned bush and... more...
- Fremantle Press 2015; US$ 7.99
Caitlin Maling?s first collection is at heart a poetry of place. Cervantes, Donnelly River, Yallingup, Fremantle, Leonora, and beyond are richly evoked in poems ranging stylistically from accomplished mature lyrics and the confessional to narratives of raw power and feeling. Restlessly questioning and frequently allusive, slipping between promise... more...