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  • 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$ 12.69

    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...

  • The Pre-Raphaelites: From Rossetti to Ruskinby Penguin Books Ltd

    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...

  • The First Poems in Englishby Michael Alexander

    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...

  • Scottish History in Verseby Louis Stott

    Mainstream Publishing 2013; US$ 21.17

    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...

  • Four Quartetsby T. S. Eliot

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 9.00

    Four Quartets is a rich composition that expands the spiritual vision introduced in ?The Waste Land.? Here, in four linked poems (?Burnt Norton,? ?East Coker,? ?The Dry Salvages,? and ?Little Gidding?), spiritual, philosophical, and personal themes emerge through symbolic allusions and literary and religious references from both Eastern and Western... more...

  • Selected Poemsby T. S. Eliot

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 13.00

    Chosen by Eliot himself, the poems in this volume represent the poet?s most important work before Four Quartets . Included here is some of the most celebrated verse in modern literature??The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,? ?Gerontion,? ?The Waste Land,? ?The Hollow Men,? and ?Ash Wednesday??as well as many other fine selections from Eliot?s early... more...