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  • The Atlantic Tunnelby Paul Farley

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 25.99

    Some similes act like heat shields for re-entry to reality: a tramp in flames on the floor. We can say Flame on! to invoke the Human Torch from the Fantastic Four. We can switch to art and imagine Dali at this latitude doing CCTV surrealism. We could compare him to a protest monk sat up the... more...

  • The Ballad of the White Horseby G. K. Chesterton

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 7.95

    More than a thousand years ago, the ruler of a beleaguered kingdom saw a vision of the Virgin Mary that moved him to rally his chiefs and make a last stand. Alfred the Great freed his realm from Danish invaders in the year 878 with an against-all-odds triumph at the Battle of Ethandune. In this ballad, G. K. Chesterton equates Alfred's struggles with... more...

  • The Ballad of the White Horseby G. K. Chesterton

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    A rousing ballad based on the true story of legendary Saxon king Alfred the Great In the dark times before a unified England, warring tribes roved and sparred for territory across the British Isles. The Ballad of the White Horse records the deeds and military accomplishments of Alfred the Great as he defeats the invading Danes at the Battle... more...

  • Best Poems of the Brontė Sistersby and Charlotte Anne Emily Brontė; Candace Ward

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 2.50

    Although better known for their novels, the Brontės also wrote intelligent, heartfelt, and highly readable verse. This selection of 47 poems includes 23 by Emily, 14 by Anne, and 10 by Charlotte. more...

  • Blake: Poemsby William Blake

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 14.95

    These Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover editions are popular for their compact size and reasonable price which do not compromise content. Poems: Blake contains a full selection of Blake's work, including Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience , poems from Blake's Ms. book, poems from The Prophetic Books , and an index of first lines. more...

  • Blake's Selected Poemsby William Blake

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    Regarded by a contemporary as a "brilliant eccentric whose works skirted the outer fringes of English art and literature," William Blake (1757?1827) is today recognized as a major poet and artist. This collection of 104 poems, carefully chosen by noted Blake scholars David and Virginia Erdman, reveals the lyricism, mystical vision, and consummate... more...

  • Bluestoneby James Lasdun

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 16.99

    A generous selection that shows the poet James Lasdun at his lyrically inventive best Two men grapple with jumper cables, trying "to make a stand // in this last corner of our realm; machinery . . ." A man on his way to see his therapist encounters a female police officer in an elevator and feels himself regressing to "the original essence, the... more...

  • The Book of Celtic Verseby John Matthews

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 8.99

    An inspirational collection of Celtic Poetry compiled by the leading authority on the Celtic tradition. more...

  • The Breaking Hourby Kevin Crossley-Holland

    Enitharmon Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    This is a book of meetings: a mother meets her baby; a man steps into his childhood; an old man encounters Godfather Death; and in the persona of Harald Hardrada, a passionate man wrestles with his fantasies, and north meets south. Invoking Orpheus and Atargatis, Pierre de Ronsard and Beethoven, and moving from Hades to a hellish warzone, the high... more...

  • The Breathless Pauseby Moyra Caldecott

    Mushroom Publishing 2007; US$ 4.99

    Moyra Caldecott has been writing poetry for many years, and has had many poems published in magazines and anthologies. She has frequently read her poems at venues in London and the West Country. She was a member of the Dulwich Group in the 1960s and 70s, and in 2005 she was made an honorary Bard of Bath. For the first time, her best poems have been... more...