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  • The Blue Coatby Elizabeth Smither

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    Whimsical and tender, this poetry collection examines the commonplace and the quirky for resonance, contemplation, and verve. From an out-of-season daffodil and a chipped Limoges plate to a lipstick stain on a poem and a bee being released, it illuminates the poetry in the everyday by focusing on a single image and expanding to the cusp of something... more...

  • Feeding On Dreamsby Ariel Dorfman

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Dorfman portrays, through visceral scenes and powerful intellect, the personal and political maelstroms underlying his migrations from Buenos Aires, on the run from Pinochet's death squads, to safe houses in Paris and Amsterdam, and eventually to America, his childhood home. The toll on Dorfman's wife and two sons, the 'earthquake of language' that... more...

  • Fuelby Naomi Shihab Nye

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    Poems that find meaning in a world where we are "so tired of meaning nothing." more...

  • Imaginative Theatralitätby Manfred Kern; Felicitas Biller; Claudia Höckner; Anja-Mareike Klingbeil; Manuel Schwembacher

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 45.42

    Obwohl das Mittelalter die Institution des Theaters nicht kennt, entwickeln mittelalterliche Poesie, Historiographie und Kunst äußerst differenzierte Verfahren der szenischen Darstellung und Perspektivierung. Von besonderem Interesse ist dabei das Spannungsverhältnis zwischen einer "theatralen" Ebene, die im literarischen oder bildnerischen Kunstwerk... more...

  • The Blue Denby Stephanie Norgate

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    In The Blue Den, people travel along the edges of roads, landscapes and emotions. The poems give voice to a stream under ice, a flooded road, and an ant beneath the sky. Strongly visual and imaginative, these poems explore the edges of memory, the mutual dependency of man and nature. Stephanie Norgate’s second collection celebrates the power... more...

  • The Egg of Zeroby Philip Gross

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    The zero at the heart of these poems is not nothing – not simply absence, forgetting or loss, though there are moving elegies among them. This is a not-quite-definable O that gives surprising edge to life and language round it. Direct, meditative, playful, hyper-alert, Philip Gross’s distinctively wide range of tones work together in a... more...

  • Laterby Philip Gross

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Challenging and tender, these poems are a rite of passage. Philip Gross's much praised previous collection, Deep Field, explored the loosening connections between the self and language in his refugee father's old age. This new book goes further, through the failing of the body, through the mind's weakening hold on the borderline between the present... more...

  • The Burning of the Books and other poemsby George Szirtes

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    The title-poem of George Szirtes’ The Burning of the Books and other poems is the core of this collection of narrative sequences by a writer who came to Britain as a child refugee after the Hungarian Uprising. Book burning is associated with the Nazis’ burning of what they considered to be subversive books in 1933, but the practice has... more...

  • The Mining Roadby Leanne O'Sullivan

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    The Mining Road, Leanne O'Sullivan’s third poetry collection, finds inspiration in the disused copper mines that haunt the rugged terrain around Allihies, near her home at Beara, in West Cork. Like remnants of a lost world, the mines’ ruined towers, shafts, man-engines and dressing floors, evoke an elemental landscape in which men and... more...

  • Bad Machineby George Szirtes

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    The body is the 'bad machine' of George Szirtes' latest book of poems. The sudden death of his elderly father and of his younger friend, the poet Michael Murphy, remind him how machines – sources of energy and delight in their prime – go so easily wrong; and that change in the body is a signal for moving on. But language too is a body. Here,... more...