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  • Hands Washing Waterby Chris Abani

    Copper Canyon Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Abani's fourth poetry collection - a mischevious book of displacement, exile, ancestry, and subversive humor. more...

  • Speak, Old Parrotby Dannie Abse

    Random House 2013; US$ 23.98

    2013 marks Dannie Abse's 90th birthday. In his lifetime he has published an astonishing array of work including poetry, fiction, criticism, plays and autobiography but it is as a poet that he is best known and loved. In Speak, Old Parrot he returns to themes of loss, love, medicine and its moral implications, the nature of creativity, Jewish... more...

  • New Selected Poemsby Dannie Abse

    Random House 2010; US$ 20.78

    The year 2009 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Dannie Abse's first poetry collection, After Every Green Thing , and since that time he has published an astonishing range of books, including poetry, fiction, criticism and autobiography. He remains a writer of great distinction who is at the height of his powers - his memoir, The Presence... more...

  • The Canterbury Talesby Peter Ackroyd

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 35.00

    A fresh, modern prose retelling captures the vigorous and bawdy spirit of Chaucer?s classic Renowned critic, historian, and biographer Peter Ackroyd takes on what is arguably the greatest poem in the English language and presents the work in a prose vernacular that makes it accessible to modern readers while preserving the spirit of the original.... more...

  • Poems 1960-2000by Fleur Adcock

    Bloodaxe Books 2011; US$ 14.51

    Fleur Adcock is one of Britain's most accomplished poets. Her poised, ironic poems are tense and tightly controlled as well as shrewdly laconic, and often chilling as she unmasks the deceptions of love or unravels family lives. Disarmingly conversational in style, they are remarkable for their psychological insight and their unsentimental, mischievously... more...

  • The Debt to Pleasureby John Adlard; John Wilmot

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 16.99

    Rochester, incontestably the greatest of the Restoration poets and reprobates, is presented in The Debt to Pleasure both in his own words and the words of those who loved or loathed him. The book is a mosaic in which the poet's voice and the voice of his age sound with a startling, ribald, and riotous clarity. more...

  • Milton and the Spiritual Readerby David Ainsworth

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Milton and the Spiritual Reader considers how John Milton?s later works demonstrate the intensive struggle of spiritual reading. Milton presents his own rigorous process of reading in order to instruct his readers how to advance their spiritual knowledge. Recent studies of Milton?s readers neglect this spiritual dimension and focus on politics.... more...

  • Scottish War Poetsby Ewart Alan Mackintosh; Charles Hamilton Sorley; Mary Symon; Charles Murray

    Palimpsest Book Production Limited 2014; US$ 4.36

    A Scottish lost treasures collection of four Scottish poetry anthologies all strongly influenced by the First World War. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the anthologies complement each other to create a compelling collection to commemorate the anniversary of the First World War. "Palimpsest's eClassics series, Scottish Lost Treasures,... more...

  • The Body in Time/Nervous Arcsby Jordie Albiston; Diane Fahey

    Spinifex Press 2007; US$ 12.95

    Jordie Albiston's collection of poetry documents the complex world of music and memory, history and art, from the perspectives of such figures as Frida Kahlo, Emily Dickinson, the witches of Salem, Ahab and Frankenstein. Voicing the unspoken languages of the body, these poems aim to negogiate the corporeal narratives of anorexia, abortion, conception... more...

  • A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetryby Nigel Alderman; C. D. Blanton

    Wiley 2013; US$ 129.95

    Gives some sense of why poetry provides the sharpest of lenses through which to view the historical and social developments of the second half of the twentieth century, and will serve both as a useful source of reference and a provocative starting point for discussion." ( English Studies , 1 December 2011) "Engaging and uncluttered by jargon. The... more...