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  • The Facts On File Companion to British Poetry, 1900 to the Presentby James Persoon

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 102.00

    In 450 entries ranging in length from 300 to more than 2,500 words each, The Facts On File Companion to British Poetry: 1900 to the Present is a new A-to-Z encyclopedic guide that introduces high school and college students to some of the best-loved 20th and 21st-century British poets and poetry. Appendixes include a general bibliography and a glossary... more...

  • Very Bad Poetryby Kathryn Petras; Ross Petras

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.00

    Writing very bad poetry requires talent.  It helps to have a wooden ear for words, a penchant for sinking into a mire of sentimentality, and an enviable confidence that allows one to write despite absolutely appalling incompetence. The 131 poems collected in this first-of-its-kind anthology are so glaringly awful that they embody a kind of genius.  From... more...

  • The Lymond Poetryby Dorothy Dunnett; Elspeth Morrison

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 15.50

    A beautiful collection of Renaissance poetry, assembled by one of the world's finest historical novelists. Dorothy Dunnett died in November 2001. She left behind this anthology, chosen by her from the hundreds of poems which she used in her world-famous series of novels known as THE LYMOND CHRONICLES. It is a fascinating set of choices, featuring... more...

  • Decadent Verseby Caroline Blyth

    Anthem Press 2009; US$ 175.00

    A critical collection of late-Victorian poetry, fully annotated and explored, bringing to life the often overlooked but integral verse of the period. more...

  • The Anthem Anthology of Victorian Sonnetsby Michael J. Allen

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 795.00

    ‘The Anthem Anthology of Victorian Sonnets’ is a comprehensive collection consisting of over three thousand Victorian sonnets written by Victorian poets between 1836 and the early years of twentieth century. more...

  • Songs of Actionby Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    If you have always thought of Arthur Conan Doyle as a hyper-rational one-trick pony, it's time to reevaluate your assumptions. This volume of verse from the beloved creator of Sherlock Holmes adds a starkly different dimension to his literary oeuvre. Linked by martial themes, the poems collected in Songs of Action are stirring and thought-provoking. more...

  • Removingby Melissa Butler

    Modjaji Books 2011; US$ 18.05

    Melissa Butler lives in Cape Town and Pittsburgh, PA. In the US, she teaches kindergarten. In South Africa, she writes and works with pre schools in the Eastern Cape. She has a Masters degree in Curriculum Theory from Penn State University and a Masters degree in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. This is her first book of poetry. more...

  • Burnt Offeringby Joan Metelerkamp

    Modjaji Books 2008; US$ 18.05

    Burnt Offering is Joan Metelerkamp's seventh colllection of poems. The title comes from a poem in a cycle that embodies the labours of the medieval alchemists - heating and burning, transformation of passionate intensity, the search for an enduring element. In the process malignant doubt is burnt off, and what takes its place is trust in the everyday:... more...

  • Dante’s Vita Nuova, New Editionby Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri; Mark Musa

    Indiana University Press 1973; US$ 18.99

    In this new edition Musa views Dante's intention as one of cruel and comic commentary on the shallowness and self-pity of his protagonist, who only occasionally glimpses the true nature of love. ... the explication de texte which accompanies [Musa's] translation is instructively novel, always admirable.... This present work offers English readers... more...

  • Gender, Art and Deathby Janet Todd

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95 US$ 24.26

    In this book, Janet Todd, one of the leading authorities on seventeenth- and eighteenth century women writers, discusses gender issues from the Restoration to Romanticism investigating women authors and the fascination with culturally privileged art and with heroic death. more...