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  • Penguin Modern Poets 6by Claudia Rankine; Maggie Nelson; Denise Riley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 11.27

    The Penguin Modern Poets are succinct, collectible, lovingly-assembled guides to the richness and diversity of contemporary poetry, from the UK, America and beyond. Every volume brings together representative selections from the work of three poets now writing, allowing the seasoned poetry lover and the curious reader alike to encounter our most exciting... more...

  • Hoardby Fleur Adcock

    Bloodaxe Books 2017; US$ 10.99

    Hoard brings together poems Fleur Adcock had to keep under wraps for several years because they didn’t suit the themes of her last two collections, The Land Ballot and Glass Wings. They include reflections on the tools of her trade (handwriting, typewriters), snatches of autobiography (a brief, ill-considered second marriage followed by her migration... more...

  • Bondoby Menna Elfyn; Elin ap Hywel; Gillian Clarke; Robert Minhinnick

    Bloodaxe Books 2017; US$ 13.49

    Bondo is Menna Elfyn’s latest collection in Welsh and English. Her title means eaves in Welsh, referring to poems about getting close to language as sanctuary. Other poems were written episodically over a number of years. These meditative poems began simply as a personal engagement with the grief of Aberfan, expressing solidarity with a nation’s wound.... more...

  • Hyemby Karen McCarthy Woolf

    Bloodaxe Books 2017; US$ 10.99

    Robyn Bolam's new collection, Hyem, explores what and who makes us feel at home. Both people, and creatures – from whales off Kaikoura in New Zealand, New Forest cicadas, fish in the Thames, wrens, robins and starlings, to a climbing fox – face challenges to find homes where they can thrive. Hyem lets you walk London streets with Dickens or share... more...

  • Hello. Your promise has been extractedby Ahren Warner

    Bloodaxe Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    Hello. Your promise has been extracted is Ahren Warner’s third collection of poems, a book in which the lyric runs in parallel with a series of photographs made by the author across Europe. From Paris, Berlin and Budapest, to Athens during the height of the Greek debt crisis and Kiev in the wake of the Maidan Revolution, the poems and images of this... more...

  • Scents and Sensibilityby Catherine Maxwell

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 26.99

    This lively, accessible, and meticulously researched book is the first to explore Victorian literature through scent and perfume, presenting an extensive range of well-known and unfamiliar texts in intriguing and imaginative new ways that make us re-think literature's relation with the senses. more...

  • Unperfect Historiesby Harriet Archer

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 79.99

    A detailed exploration of a significant work of Tudor literature, The Mirror for Magistrates. The volume shows how the text is more than a moralistic collection of poems and how it is concerned with the transmission of national history, and the ways in which the past can be distorted, misremembered, misinterpreted, or lost. more...

  • A Good Cryby Nikki Giovanni

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 15.99

    One of America’s most celebrated poets looks inward in this powerful collection, a rumination on her life and the people who have shaped her. The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred movements, turned hearts and informed generations. She’s been hailed as a firebrand, a radical, a healer, and a sage; a wise and courageous voice who has spoken out... more...

  • I Wrote This For You: 2007 - 2017by Iain S. Thomas

    Central Avenue Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    I need you to understand something. Ten years ago, I started writing this for you. I wrote it for you and only you. Since then, millions of other people have read it, but none have understood it the way you understand it. I set out to find you a long time ago and today, I'm so glad I finally have. Thank you for reading these words. more...

  • Vanishing Pointsby Michele Leggott

    Auckland University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    It's an optical amusement, a punctured surface letting light pour through holes cut out of the picture. Moon, army tents and the windows of houses and St Mary's church glow or flicker with luminance. Between them move women and children as well as soldiers. Steamers, a brig and a schooner ride on the moonlit sea. Part and not part of the scene is... more...