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  • Selected Poemsby Michael Symmons Roberts

    Random House 2016; US$ 19.73

    This selection of the best poems from six remarkable collections reveals that all the strength and sensuality and strangeness is in there from the start. This is a metaphysical poetry for our age: rooted, steeped in the physical, but stretching for lyric completion, philosophical clarity, emotional truth. These poems achieve their seriousness not... more...

  • Aeneid Book VIby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 23.99

    A masterpiece from one of the greatest poets of the century In a momentous publication, Seamus Heaney's translation of Book VI of the Aeneid , Virgil's epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into the underworld. In Stepping Stones , a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, Heaney... more...

  • Selected Poemsby Jamie McKendrick

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 16.03

    Drawn from thirty years of work, this selection, made by the poet himself, gathers from the best of Jamie McKendrick's six acclaimed collections, including some translations, from 1991's debut The Sirocco Room to Out There (2012, and winner of the Hawthornden Prize) by way of The Marble Fly (1997), winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection,... more...

  • The White Stonesby J. H. Prynne; Peter Gizzi

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 15.95

    J. H. Prynne is Britain?s leading late-modernist poet. His work, as it has emerged since the 1960s, when he was close to Charles Olson and Edward Dorn, is marked by a remarkable combination of lyricism and abstraction, at once austere and playful. The White Stones is a book that is central to Prynne?s career and poetics, and it constitutes an... more...

  • The Penguin Book of English Songby Richard Stokes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 42.29

    The Penguin Book of English Song anthologizes the work of 100 English poets who have inspired a host of different composers (some English, some not) to write vocal music. Each of the chapters, arranged chronologically from Chaucer to Auden, opens with a precis of the poet's life, work and, often, approach to music. Richard Stokes's notes and commentaries... more...

  • Poems of the Bronte Sistersby Bronte

    Xist Publishing 2016; US$ 0.99

    Poetry reflecting the early Victorian trends in literature. ?Love is like the wild rose-briar;/Friendship like the holly-tree./The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms,/But which will bloom most constantly??-Love and Friendship A volume of poetry written by the Bronte sisters described by Emily, the middle sister, as ? crude thoughts of the... more...

  • Chamber Musicby James Joyce

    Xist Publishing 2016; US$ 0.99

    A collection of Love Poems ?Welladay! Welladay!/For the winds of May!/Love is unhappy when love is away!? - James Joyce, Chamber Music The title of the book, ?Chamber Music?, was reportedly a pun relating to the sound of urine tinkling in a chamber pot, though this seems to be a later embellishment by Joyce of the title?s meaning. This Xist... more...

  • A Terrible Beauty Is Bornby W B Yeats

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 2.24

    'But I, being poor, have only my dreams; / I have spread my dreams under your feet...' By turns joyful and despairing, some of the twentieth century's greatest verse on fleeting youth, fervent hopes and futile sacrifice. more...

  • Trivia: or, the Art of Walking the Streets of Londonby John Gay

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 2.24

    O! may thy Virtue guard thee through the Roads Of Drury 's mazy Courts, and dark Abodes, The Harlots guileful Paths, who nightly stand, Where Katherine-street descends into the Strand . more...

  • O Frabjous Day!by Lewis Carroll

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 2.24

    'I cried, "Come, tell me how you live!" And thumped him on the head.' Conjuring wily walruses, dancing lobsters, a Jabberwock and a Bandersnatch, Carroll's fantastical verse gave new words to the English language. more...