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- Canongate Books 2008; US$ 10.82
The Scottish poet Robert Burns has been idolised and eulogised. He has been sainted, painted, tarted up and toasted. He is famous as the author of ?Auld Lang Syne?, and he has long since become the patron saint of the heart-sore and the hung-over. But what about the poems? Beneath the cult of Burns? Nights and patriotic yawps, there is the work itself,... more...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 13.11
During his short life Burns wrote a great deal of poetry to or about women. Some were written as love poems or songs, intended to sway the heart of whoever had caught his eye, others in honour of a more casual acquaintance whose beauty or talents had impressed him in some way. Others were composed simply as a form of thank you letter for gifts or... more...
- Carcanet 2013; US$ 14.51
The poems in Tara Bergin?s accomplished debut collection combine sensuous, supple lyricism with the unsettling familiarity of folklore, fairytale and dream. They are inhabited by characters who seem at first widely different from one another, yet share nervous energy, a troubled state of mind: ‘I am unwell, little crow, / I am unwell and far from... more...
- Carcanet 2013; US$ 14.51
Playful in earnest, Caroline Bird in her fourth book of poems turns familiar stories on their heads. Bird?s protagonists declaim Chekhov in supermarkets, purchase mail-order tears, sing love-songs to hat-stands. Her characters and voices are at once savvy and vulnerable; underlying the exuberance is empathy with those who have lost themselves somewhere... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 23.99
Following in the successful nature-writing style of Robert MacFarlane and Gillian Clarke, Distance and Memory is a book about remoteness: a memoir of places observed in solitude, of the texture of life through the quiet course of the seasons in the far north of Scotland. It is a book grounded in the singularity of one place?a house in northern Aberdeenshire?and... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 20.99
The latest anthology in a renowned series that has featured writers such as Charles Tomlinson, Rebecca Elson, and the Nobel Prize?winning Joseph Brodsky, Oxford Poets 2013 includes 19 poets whose work is marked by wit, imagination, and thematic range. The collection celebrates the vibrancy and vitality of new writing today and includes poets Gregor... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 15.99
The poems in Dublin-born poet and translator Tara Bergin?s debut collection combine sensuous lyricism with the unsettling familiarity of folklore, fairy tale, and dream. They are inhabited by characters who seem at first widely different from one another yet share nervous energy and a troubled state of mind. Bergin gathers language from a wide range... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1984; US$ 12.95
Published in 1919 when Lewis was only twenty, these early poems give an insight into the author's youthful agnosticism. The poems are written in various metrical forms, but are unified by a central idea, expressing his conviction that nature was malevolent and beauty the only true spirituality. Preface by Walter Hooper. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.95
Beloved for his fanciful and engrossing children?s literature, controversial for his enthusiasm for British imperialism, Rudyard Kipling remains one of the most widely read writers of Victorian and modern English literature. In addition to writing more than two dozen works of fiction, including Kim and The Jungle Book , Kipling was a prolific poet,... more...