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  • Seeing Thingsby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 14.99

    Seeing Things (1991), as Edward Hirsch wrote in The New York Times Book Review , "is a book of thresholds and crossings, of losses balanced by marvels, of casting and gathering and the hushed, contrary air between water and sky, earth and heaven." Along with translations from the Aeneid and the Inferno , this book offers several poems about... more...

  • The Spirit Levelby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 13.99

    In The Spirit Level , as ever with Seamus Heaney, personal memory and humble domestic objects -- a whitewash brush, a sofa, a swing -- are endowed with talismanic significance, and throughout the collection he addresses his growing concerns, which inevitably include the political situation in his native Northern Ireland, in a poetry that never ceases... more...

  • Station Islandby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 14.99

    The title poem of this collection, set on an Irish island, tells of a pilgrim on an inner journey that leads him back into the world that formed him, and then forward to face the crises of the present. Writing in The Washington Post Book World, Hugh Kenner called this narrative sequence "as fine a long poem as we've had in fifty years." more...

  • Sweeney Astrayby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 12.99

    Sweeney Astray is Seamus Heaney's version of the medieval Irish work Buile Suibne. Its hero, Mad Sweeney, undergoes a series of purgatorial adventures after he is cursed by a saint and turned into a bird at the Battle of Moira. Heaney's translation not only restores to us a work of historical and literary importance but offers the genius of one... more...

  • Collected Later Poemsby Christopher Middleton

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 36.46

    August Kleinzahler says, ‘Christopher Middleton is, and remains, a shocking man. One hardly knows where to begin…? There are few risks Middleton will not take in his poems. For six decades and more he has uncovered new dimensions in language. The last decade has been one of continuous discovery and extension. His English is an open medium, responding... more...

  • Missel-Childby Helen Tookey

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 14.51

    According to the seventeenth-century herbarium The Garden of Eden, a ‘missel-child? is a mysterious being found beneath a mistletoe-covered tree – a changeling, perhaps, ‘whereof many strange things are conceived?. Helen Tookey?s first full collection of poems starts from the missel-child to explore archaeologies of identity, place and language. She... more...

  • The Poems of Rowan Williamsby Rowan Williams

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 14.51

    ‘I dislike the idea of being a religious poet. I would prefer to be a poet for whom religious things mattered intensely.? In the poems collected in this book, Rowan Williams writes of many things. He visits the Holy Land, commemorates the deaths of parents and close friends, explores elements of ancient Celtic culture; poems are inspired by works... more...

  • Shelley: Poemsby Percy Bysshe Shelley

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 14.95

    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was perhaps the most intellectually adventurous of the great Romantic poets.  A classicist, a headlong visionary, a social radical, and a poet of serene artistry with a lyric touch second to none, Shelley personified the richly various?and contradictory?energies of his time. This compact yet comprehensive collection... more...

  • Wordsworth: Poemsby William Wordsworth

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 14.95

    Of all the lasting innovations that William Wordsworth (1770-1850) brought to our literature, it is his discovery of nature and his fresh vision of human lives in the context of nature that have most influenced our cultural climate. Here, collected in this volume, are Wordsworth?s finest works, some of the most beautiful poems ever written: from the... more...

  • Marvell: Poemsby Andrew Marvell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 12.50

    The great seventeenth-century metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell was one of the chief wits and satirists of his time as well as a passionate defender of individual liberty. Today, however, he is known chiefly for his brilliant lyric poems, including ?The Garden,? ?The Definition of Love,? ?Bermudas,? ?To His Coy Mistress,? and the ?Horatian Ode? to Cromwell.... more...