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  • Mapping the Deltaby George Szirtes

    Bloodaxe Books 2016; US$ 11.10

    Poetry Book Society Choice. The Delta is a densely populated place. Whole countries inhabit it, exercising their powers and authority, presenting their offers of complicity and compliance. Individuals move through the night and come upon themselves in its mirrors. Dreamers and fantasists repopulate its hidden corners: Rimbaud, Bruno Schultz, William... more...

  • Slakkiby Roy Fisher; Peter Robinson

    Bloodaxe Books 2016; US$ 9.07

    Poetry Book Society Special Commendation. Slakki is Old Norse for a shallow depression among hills: ?Not much of a valley. A Slack,? writes Roy Fisher, with typical self effacement. But appearances are deceptive where this Slakki is concerned. Opening with new poems written during his 80s ? since his Costa-shortlisted collection Standard Midland... more...

  • The Nine of Diamondsby MacGillivray

    Bloodaxe Books 2016; US$ 9.07

    The Nine of Diamonds is a book in nine parts constructed to play the Butcher ? the Duke of Cumberland ? in a Gaelic interpretation of the ghost gamble. Given the command on the back of a nine of diamonds ? the Curse of Scotland ? that the Highlanders should all be slaughtered, the persecution of Jacobite sympathisers after the Battle of Culloden... more...

  • Newbornby Kate Clanchy

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 10.93

    Nothing transforms our lives like parenthood -- and Kate Clanchy's intimate, daring sequence of poems maps the switchback ride of human emotions from conception through to the first years of a new life. Clanchy's most powerful and accomplished book of poetry to date, Newborn will delight her many admirers. This frank but ultimately celebratory... more...

  • There Nowby Eamon Grennan

    Graywolf Press 2016; US$ 15.99

    "Few poets are as generous as Eamon Grennan in the sheer volume of delight his poems convey." --Billy Collins . . . there goes the sudden shriek of the blackbird . . . all alive inside the inhuman breath-pattern of the wind trawling every last leaf and blade of grass and flinging rain like velvet... more...

  • Too Brave to Dreamby R.S. Thomas; Tony Brown

    Bloodaxe Books 2016; US$ 12.99

    When R.S. Thomas died in 2000, two seminal studies of modern art were found on his bookshelves ? Herbert Read's Art Now (1933/1948) and Surrealism (1936), edited by Read and containing essays by key figures in the Surrealist movement. Some three dozen previously unknown poems handwritten by Thomas were later discovered between the pages of the... more...

  • Off Dutyby Katie Donovan

    Bloodaxe Books 2016; US$ 10.99

    This powerful new collection combines Katie Donovan's unflinching insight into our human foibles with her exceptional descriptive gifts. The years of her late husband's throat cancer are charted in poems by turns tender, harsh and darkly humorous. Donovan gives voice to the carer's duty of being the one who watches, and contains, what is both a searing... more...

  • The Dog of Memoryby Helen Farish

    Bloodaxe Books 2016; US$ 10.99

    The dog of memory, an animal more often unbiddable and capricious than it is comforting and predictable, roams the landscapes of its choice: not only place, Helen Farish's native Cumberland and further afield ? mornings in Sicily, night skies in Athens ? and people, but also the landscape of literature itself which is explored through re-readings... more...

  • The Complete Shorter Poetry of George Eliotby Antonie Gerard van den Broek

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 290.00

    Presents George Eliot's shorter poetry. This volume includes an introduction, which discusses Eliot's interest in poetry verse and its relation to her prose and prose fiction; her recurring themes and motifs; the poetry's critical reception and its value to modern readers. more...

  • Selected Poems 1968?2014by Paul Muldoon

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 18.95

    Selected Poems 1968-2014 offers forty-five years of work drawn from twelve individual collections by a poet who 'began as a prodigy and has gone on to become a virtuoso' (Michael Hofmann). Hailed by Seamus Heaney as 'one of the era's true originals', Muldoon seems determined to escape definition yet this volume, chosen by the poet himself, serves... more...