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  • Following A Larkby George Mackay Brown

    John Murray 2014; US$ 3.99

    A country boy creeps unwillingly to school on a lark-filled summer morning. Norse crusaders, preparing to sail on Earl Rognvald's crusade in 1151 break into the burial chamber at Maeshowe seeking treasure, and cut runes in its massive stones. And the famous Iceland poet Thorbjorn leaves his farm to join the group of poets whose lyrics stud like gems... more...

  • The Wreck of the Archangelby George Mackay Brown

    John Murray 2014; US$ 6.99

    This collection of the poetry of George Mackay Brown centres on the theme of journeys - including an ill-fated 19th century trip ending off the Orkney island of Westray, from which the book takes its title. more...

  • Selected Poems 1954 - 1983by George Mackay Brown

    John Murray 2014; US$ 6.99

    A compilation of poetry written by George Mackay Brown over a 30-year period, which represents his favourite work. These poems reflect the richness of the Orkney Island community where he lives, a community permeated with its past and still close to the natural world. more...

  • Silence Fellby Josephine Dickinson

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.95

    Silence Fell marks the American debut of an extraordinary poet from the remote north of England. The poems are set on a sheep farm in the northern mountains and tell the story -- in the form of a modern shepherd?s calendar -- of Josephine Dickinson?s marriage to a Cumbrian sheep farmer, a man more than twice her age, and their life together, until... more...

  • Distance and Memoryby Peter Davidson

    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...

  • This Is Yarrowby Tara Bergin

    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...

  • Chaucerian Theatricalityby John M. Ganim

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Whereas modern criticism has emphasized the unity and sense of permanence in The Canterbury Tales, John Ganim alerts us to a dialectically opposing dimension that Chaucer's poetics shares with the popular culture of the late Middle Ages: his celebration of the ephemeral and his sense of performance. Ganim uses the concept of theatricality to illuminate... more...

  • Death of a Naturalistby Seamus Heaney

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 8.99

    Death of a Naturalist (1966) marked the auspicious debut of a universally acclaimed master of modern literature. As a first book of poems, it is remarkable for its accurate perceptions and rich linguistic gifts. more...

  • Door into the Darkby Seamus Heaney

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 8.99

    Door into the Dark , Heaney's second collection of poems, first appeared in 1969. Already his widely celebrated gifts of precision, thoughtfulness, and musicality were everywhere apparent. more...

  • The Nation's Favouriteby Griff Rhys Jones

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.96

    This lovely book of poetry brings together over 100 of the most celebrated and cherished poems of the 20th century. Including poets as diverse as John Betjeman and Ted Hughes, Siegfried Sassoon and Allan Ahlberg, and subjects from all avenues of life - war, family life, love, death, religion, the countryside, animals and comedy - the whole breadth... more...