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- Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 10.82
The dark attunes our eyes to detail the light can sometimes conceal; similarly, Colette Bryce?s new poems are ?slant tellings? that reveal strange and true reflections. Using a wide range of imaginative strategies, Bryce examines the ways in which time is held, space enclosed ? and a life framed and given meaning: a face in a broken mirror, a spider... more...
- Canongate Books 2008; US$ 5.79
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$ 9.99
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 home... more...
- Carcanet 2013; US$ 9.99
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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09
A key anthology for students of English literature, Metaphysical Poetry is a collection whose unique philosophical insights are some of the crowning achievements of Renaissance verse, edited with an introduction and notes by Colin Burrow in Penguin Classics. Spanning the Elizabethan age to the Restoration and beyond, Metaphysical poetry sought... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00
From one of the most important British poets at work today comes a brilliant new collection that meditates on human battles past and present, on youth and age, on monsters and underdogs, on the life of nations and the individual heart. In Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus the Corduroy Kid , we meet a writer who speaks naturally, and with frankness and restraint,... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 1.99
Songs of Innocence and Experience brings together two books of poetry by William Blake that delve into these two opposing states of the human soul. His Songs of Innocence are often cheerful and sweet and always demonstrate the purity of youth, as Blake explores themes of freedom, happiness, loss and religion. The optimism of innocence is keenly... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2013; US$ 21.14
Scottish history is unarguably rich and a number of notable anniversaries are looming, not least the quincentenary of Flodden in 2013 and the 700-year-anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn in 2014. There?s no better time, then, for Scottish History in Verse. This unique anthology consists of some 230 poems and songs that mark various Scottish... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 3.99
The constant themes of the great poet, Birth, Death, Pity and Indignation, the unity of life, the re-birth that is brought by Spring, and the necessity for choice that informs all sentient life, are the core of this collection of poems by Dr. Edith Sitwell. The poet's awareness of the atomic age into which mankind has emerged renders more poignant... more...