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  • The Sparkling Jewel of Naturismby Selima Hill

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 13.05

    The Sparkling Jewel of Naturism brings together three seemingly unrelated poem sequences by 'this brilliant lyricist of human darkness' (Fiona Sampson). The poems in each spark off unexpected connections and surprises, despite their contrasting concerns: sisters in Doormat (and being the object of someone else?s jealousy), little girls in Happiness... more...

  • So Many Moving Partsby Tiffany Atkinson

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 13.05

    So Many Moving Parts, Tiffany Atkinson?s third collection, is an eccentric 21st-century meditation on the awkwardness of body and spirit and their unexpected, often unwanted intrusions into the business of everyday life. Lyrical and experimental by turns, these poems push familiar events - commuting, telephones, babysitting, foreign travel - to open... more...

  • I Have Crossed an Oceanby Grace Nichols

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 14.51

    Grace Nichols? poetry has a gritty lyricism that addresses the transatlantic connections central to the Caribbean-British experience. Her work brings a mythic awareness and a sensuous musicality that is at the same time disquieting. Born and educated in Guyana, Grace Nichols moved to Britain in 1977. I Have Crossed an Ocean is a comprehensive selection... more...

  • Dances on the Plains (Mandele, Achebe, Angelou and other Poems)by Orok Otu Duke

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2014; US$ 8.74

    "Dances on the Plains" seeks to reflect the period between March and July, 2014, during the Nigerian National Conference 2014, when a cross section of Nigerians at home and in diaspora were selected, gathered in Abuja, Nigeria and mandated to discuss, negotiate, ventilate and proffer solutions to all the nagging problems presently troubling and militating... more...

  • Quito Ecuador & Its Surroundingsby Peter Krahenbuhl

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    Welcome to Quito, the city of eternal spring, bridge to Ecuador's past, and your gateway city. Even if you are not much of a city person, this World Heritage Site has a certain charm to it. Nestled within the Avenue of the Volcanoes, the breathtaking backdrop blends with colonial architecture to create a truly unique surrounding. At 9,319 feet,... more...

  • At the White Coastby Janet Charman

    Auckland University Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Making landfall among the inhabitants of a gritty metropolis, these poems transport the reader from the white coast of New Zealand, the Land of the Long White Cloud, to the shores of another country and another time. Set on the cusp of the 1970s and 1980s, Janet Charman?s compelling poetry collection centers on the disorienting experiences of a young... more...

  • 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...

  • God Loves Youby Kathryn Maris

    Seren 2013; US$ 17.99

    Borrowing rhythms, vocabulary, and themes from the Bible, this collection of poems is more than artful parody?it is an approach that accommodates large themes, unraveling them in new ways. The first section is a kaleidoscopic view of the sins and sinners of the modern city and opens, appropriately enough, with a vision of a flood to rival Noah?s. The... more...

  • A Better Lifeby John McAuliffe

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 10.94

    The world of John McAuliffe?s ?rst book is surprisingly populous, even social. The poems are grounded in speech and conversation and are consistently alert to that moment when one thing changes into another and to how a phrase clari?es into unexpected meaning, ‘seeing different things in the same light?. ‘His book is every bit as good as I hoped... more...

  • Bad Machineby George Szirtes

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 13.05

    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, politics,... more...