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  • Updateby Dennis O'Driscoll

    Copper Canyon Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    Ireland's celebrated contemporary poet explores the state of the world with his final batch of sharply insightful poetry. more...

  • Ted Hughesby Elaine Feinstein

    Orion 2016; US$ 10.99

    Ted Hughes is one of the greatest English poets of this century, yet his life was dogged by tragedy and controversy. His marriage to the American poet Sylvia Plath marked his whole life and he never entirely recovered from her suicide in 1963, though he chose to remain silent on the subject for more than 30 years. Many people, including his friend... more...

  • Selected Verseby Rudyard Kipling

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 1.08

    With subjects as broad as militarism, the British Empire, childhood and death, the Selected Verse of Rudyard Kipling is a treasure trove of the Nobel Prize winner's most striking and moving poetry, dramatic monologues and ballads. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition includes an introduction by Lizzy Welby and the endorsement of the Kipling... more...

  • "To His Coy Mistress" and Other Poemsby Andrew Marvell

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 3.00

    One of the greatest of the metaphysical poets, Andrew Marvell (1621?78) was also among the most eclectic. His lyrics, love poems, satires, and religious and political verse display a remarkable range of styles and ideas that make him one of the most interesting and rewarding poets to study. In addition to their complexity and intellectual rigor, Marvell's... more...

  • Collected Poemsby W B Yeats

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 1.08

    As well as being one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century and the recipient of the 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) is the greatest lyric poet that Ireland has produced. His early work includes the beguiling 'When You are Old', 'The Cloths of Heaven' and 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree' but, unusually... more...

  • A Ted Hughes Bestiaryby Ted Hughes; Alice Oswald

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 16.99

    ?Ted Hughes was a great man and a great poet because of his wholeness and his simplicity and his unfaltering truth to his own sense of the world.? ?Seamus Heaney Originally, the medieval bestiary, or book of animals, set out to establish safe distinctions?between them and us?but Ted Hughes?s poetry works always in a contrary direction: showing what... more...

  • Collected Poemsby Alan Sillitoe

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    A sweeping collection of poetry from one of Great Britain?s most celebrated postwar writers.   Bestselling British novelist Alan Sillitoe delves into the profound and personal world of poetry in this collection of two hundred poems written between 1950 and 1990. Culled from seven previously published volumes of verse?and including twenty-one newly... more...

  • The Seasons of Cullen Churchby Bernard O'Donoghue

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 18.95

    Bernard O'Donoghue is the author of six poetry collections, including Gunpowder (1995), winner of the Whitbread/Costa prize, and Farmers Cross , which was shortlisted for both the T. S. Eliot and the Forward prizes in 2011. This new collection of expert lyric poems movingly animates the characters of his childhood in County Cork; it will confirm... more...

  • A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verseby Richard Hamer

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 16.03

    A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse contains the Old English texts of all the major short poems, such as 'The Battle of Maldon', 'The Dream of the Rood', 'The Wanderer' and 'The Seafarer', as well as a generous representation of the many important fragments, riddles and gnomic verses that survive from the seventh to the twelfth centuries, with facing-page... more...

  • Collected Poemsby Kingsley Amis; Clive James

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 15.95

    Kingsley Amis?s poetry tackles all the grimly humorous subjects he tackled in his novels?lust, lost love, booze, money and the lack of it, old age, death?and does so with immense formal poise. A master of both traditional and unconventional meters with a perfect ear for parody, Amis wrote satires, epigrams, and rueful and scornful songs that are remarkable... more...