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  • Violeta Parraby Lorna Dillon

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 95.00

    The first book in English to consider the full extent of the accomplishments and influence the Chilean cultural icon, Violeta Parra. more...

  • Black Consciousness and South Africa’s National Literatureby Tom Penfold

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.78

    This book analyses Black Consciousness poetry and theatre from the 1970s through to the present. South Africa’s literature, like its history, has been beset by disagreement and contradiction, and has been consistently difficult to pin down as one, united entity. Much existing criticism on South Africa’s national literature has attempted to overcome... more...

  • Reading Uncreative Writingby David Kaufmann

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.58

    This book examines Uncreative Writing—the catch-all term to describe Neo-Conceptualism, Flarf and related avant-garde movements in contemporary North American poetry—against a decade of controversy. David Kaufman analyzes texts by Kenneth Goldsmith, Vanessa Place, Robert Fitterman, Ara Shirinyan, Craig Dworkin, Dan Farrell and Katie Degentesh to demonstrate... more...

  • Veronica Forrest-Thomsonby Gareth Farmer

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.58

    This study offers a comprehensive examination of the work of the young poet and scholar, Veronica Forrest-Thomson (1947-1975) in the context of a literary-critical revolution of the late sixties and seventies and evaluates her work against contemporary debates in poetry and poetics. Gareth Farmer explores Forrest-Thomson’s relationship to the conflicting... more...

  • Simply by Sailing in a New Directionby Terry Sturm; Linda Cassells

    Auckland University Press 2017; US$ 49.99

    Simply by sailing in a new direction You could enlarge the world. – 'Landfall in Unknown Seas' hang on to your hands anything can happen – 'Two Pedestrians with One Thought' Allen Curnow (1911–2001) is widely recognised as one of the most distinguished poets writing in English in the second half of the twentieth century. From Valley of Decision... more...

  • The Unstill Onesby Miller Oberman

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 17.95 US$ 16.33

    An exciting debut collection of original poems and translations from Old English An exciting debut collection of original poems and translations from Old English, The Unstill Ones takes readers into a timeless, shadow-filled world where new poems sound ancient, and ancient poems sound new. Award-winning scholar-poet Miller Oberman’s startlingly... more...

  • Irish Poets and Modern Greeceby Joanna Kruczkowska

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 102.75

    This book explores the perception of modern Greek landscape and poetry in the writings of Seamus Heaney and Derek Mahon. Delving into travel writing, ecocriticism, translation and allusion, it offers a fresh comparative link between Greek modernity and Irish poetry that counterbalances the preeminence of Greek antiquity in existing criticism. The... more...

  • Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introductionby Jonathan F. S. Post

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 7.99

    Jonathan Post introduces all of Shakespeare's poetry, including the sonnets and his great narrative poems, and explores themes of love and lust in these works. He also considers the debates surrounding their disputed authorship, and the impact these poems had, from contemporary readers right up to today. more...

  • John Donne and Contemporary Poetryby Judith Scherer Herz

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.58

    This collection of poems and essays by both poets and scholars explores how John Donne’s writing has entered into the language, the imagination, and the navigation of erotic and spiritual desires and experiences of twentieth- and twenty-first-century writers. The chapters chart a winding path from a description of the Donne and Contemporary Poetry... more...

  • The Portable Poetry Workshopby Nigel McLoughlin

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 31.88

    This book explores the art of poetry writing from a practice-based perspective, showing how form, trope and theory inform the practical craft of writing poems. It is divided into three key sections: Form and structure, covering sonnets, ballads, blank verse and more Trope and device, introducing topics such as irony, imagery and voice Poetics... more...