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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 13.99
In this, his first volume of original verse since the award-winning Landing Light , Don Paterson is found writing at his most memorable and direct. In an assembly of masterful lyrics and monologues, he conjures a series of fables and charms that serve both to expose us to the unsettling forces within the world and to offer some protection against... more...
- 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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available
The Pre-Raphaelite Movement began in 1848, and experienced its heyday in the 1860s and 1870s. Influenced by the then little-known Keats and Blake, as well as Wordsworth, Shelley and Coleridge, Pre-Raphaelite poetry 'etherialized sensation' (in the words of Antony Harrison), and popularized the notion of l'art pour l'art - art for art's sake. Where... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available
This selection of the earliest poems in English comprises works from an age in which verse was not written down, but recited aloud and remembered. Heroic poems celebrate courage, loyalty and strength, in excerpts from Beowulf and in The Battle of Brunanburgh, depicting King Athelstan?s defeat of his northern enemies in 937 AD, while The Wanderer and... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 26.99
A T. S. Eliot Prize?winning collection from one of Ireland?s major contemporary poets PARALLAX: ( Astron .) Apparent displacement, or difference in the apparent position, of an object, caused by actual change (or difference) of position of the point of observation. (OED) In Parallax Sinéad Morrissey documents what is caught, and what is lost,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 16.99
A new edition of the later selected work of a Nobel Prize-winning poet Often considered to be "the greatest poet of our age" ( The Guardian ), Seamus Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995 "for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past." He saw poetry as a vocation and credited... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2013; US$ 20.84
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... more...
- Counterpoint 2012; US$ 20.95
In Wendell Berry?s upcoming The New Collected Poems , the poet revisits for the first time his immensely popular Collected Poems , which The New York Times Book Review described as “a straight-forward search for a life connected to the soil, for marriage as a sacrament and family life? that “affirms a style that is resonant with the authentic,?... more...
- Carcanet 2014; US$ 29.09
C.H. Sisson was born in Bristol in 1914. To celebrate his centenary, this Reader includes a generous selection of his poems, translations and essays. The poems are drawn from all periods of Sisson?s writing life, from the darkly satirical work of the 1950s and 1960s to the Virgilian Somerset poems to the reflective late poems in which Sisson, looking... more...