• & More Black
    & More Black
    ISBN: 9780999501214
    Title: & More Black
    Author: FORD T'AI FREEDOM

    Poetry. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. t'ai freedom ford's second collection of poems, & MORE BLACK, is direct, ingenious, vibrant, alive, queer, & BLACK. By turns tough and sexy, wrapped up in the evolving language and sonics of life, these poems take their cue from Wanda Coleman's American Sonnets as they rhapsodize and dialogue with artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Glenn Ligon, and Wangechi Mutu, along with many other musicians, artists, and writers. The kinetic energy of ford's words leap off the page in rebellious, stunning, and revelatory fashion--poems that mesmerize with sheer velocity and telling pauses.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Adultolescence
    Adultolescence
    ISBN: 9781501178320
    Title: Adultolescence
    Author: HANNA GABBIE

    Comedian Gabbie Hanna brings levity to the twists and turns of modern adulthood in this exhilarating debut collection of illustrated poetry.

    In poems ranging from the singsong rhythms of children's verses to a sophisticated confessional style, Gabbie explores what it means to feel like a kid and an adult all at once, revealing her own longings, obsessions, and insecurities along the way. Adultolescence announces the arrival of a brilliant new voice with a magical ability to connect through alienation, cut to the profound with internet slang, and detonate wickedly funny jokes between moments of existential dread. You'll turn to the last page because you get her, and you'll return to the first because she gets you.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Aeneid
    Aeneid
    ISBN: 9781529015010
    Title: Aeneid
    Author: VIRGIL

    The Aeneid - thrilling, terrifying and poignant in equal measure - has inspired centuries of artists, writers and musicians.Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is translated by J. W. Mackail and has an afterword by Coco Stevenson.Virgil's epic tale tells the story of Aeneas, a Trojan hero, who flees his city after its fall, with his father Anchises and his young son Ascanius - for Aeneas is destined to found Rome and father the Roman race. As Aeneas journeys closer to his goal, he must first prove his worth and attain the maturity necessary for such an illustrious task. He battles raging storms in the Mediterranean, encounters the fearsome Cyclopes, falls in love with Dido, Queen of Carthage, travels into the Underworld and wages war in Italy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Alexa, What Is There to Know about Love?
    Alexa, What Is There to Know about Love?
    ISBN: 9781529051629
    Title: Alexa, What Is There to Know about Love?
    Author: BILSTON BRIAN

    Alexa, what is there to know about love? is a wonderful collection of poems about love in all its forms, covering everything from romantic love to familial love, to long-distance love, and even love on the internet.The collection also features poems about the true passions for many booklovers, reading and literature, and the odd one about the subject causing many of us heartbreak: politics. With titles like 'Hold My Hand While We Jump Off This Cliff' and 'Remembrance of Things Pasta', there's something for even the most jaded romantic within these pages.The perfect, witty gift for Valentine's and beyond.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • American Sunrise: Poems
    American Sunrise: Poems
    ISBN: 9780393358483
    Title: American Sunrise: Poems
    Author: HARJO JOY


    In this stunning collection, Joy Harjo finds blessings in the abundance of her homeland and confronts the site where the Mvskoke people, including her own ancestors, were forcibly displaced. From her memory of her mother's death, to her beginnings in the Native rights movement, to the fresh road with her beloved, Harjo's personal life intertwines with tribal histories to create a space for renewed beginnings.



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  • Another Time
    Another Time
    ISBN: 9780571351152
    Title: Another Time
    Author: AUDEN W H

    Faber 90th Anniversary edition of this loved and admired collection of poems.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Antiemetic for Homesickness
    Antiemetic for Homesickness
    ISBN: 9781784743000
    Title: Antiemetic for Homesickness
    Author: ANTE ROMALYN

    *Longlisted for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas prize 2021*

    *An Irish Times and Poetry School Book of the Year 2020*

    'A day will come when you won't miss
    the country na nagluwal sa 'yo.'
    - 'Antiemetic for Homesickness'

    The poems in Romalyn Ante's luminous debut build a bridge between two worlds: journeying from the country 'na nagluwal sa 'yo' - that gave birth to you - to a new life in the United Kingdom.

    Steeped in the richness of Filipino folklore, and studded with Tagalog, these poems speak of the ache of assimilation and the complexities of belonging, telling the stories of generations of migrants who find exile through employment - through the voices of the mothers who leave and the children who are left behind.

    With dazzling formal dexterity and emotional resonance, this expansive debut offers a unique perspective on family, colonialism, homeland and heritage: from the countries we carry with us, to the places we call home.

    'Moving, witty and agile' Observer

    'By turns playful and tender, offering a formally-various exploration of migration, community, and nursing... there is honesty, musicality, a powerful heart' Irish Times

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $24.00

    $24.00
  • Ariel
    Ariel
    ISBN: 9780571259311
    Title: Ariel
    Author: PLATH SYLVIA

    The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy', 'Edge' and 'Paralytic', were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963.


    'If the poems are despairing, vengeful and destructive, they are at the same time tender, open to things, and also unusually clever, sardonic, hardminded . . . They are works of great artistic purity and, despite all the nihilism, great generosity . . . the book is a major literary event.' A. Alvarez in the Observer


    This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series with five other cherished poets, including Wendy Cope, Don Paterson, Philip Larkin, Simon Armitage and Alice Oswald.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Ariel
    Ariel
    ISBN: 9780571351169
    Title: Ariel
    Author: PLATH SYLVIA

    Faber 90th Anniversary edition of Plath's best-known collection.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse
    Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse
    ISBN: 9780375701290
    Title: Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse
    Author: CARSON ANNE

    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR National book Critics Circle Award Finalist ""Anne Carson is, for me, the most exciting poet writing in English today.""--Michael Ondaatje ""This book is amazing--I haven't discovered any writing in years so marvelously disturbing."" --Alice Munro The award-winning poet Anne Carson reinvents a genre in Autobiography of Red, a stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, both an unconventional re-creation of an ancient Greek myth and a wholly original coming-of-age story set in the present. Geryon, a young boy who is also a winged red monster, reveals the volcanic terrain of his fragile, tormented soul in an autobiography he begins at the age of five. As he grows older, Geryon escapes his abusive brother and affectionate but ineffectual mother, finding solace behind the lens of his camera and in the arms of a young man named Herakles, a cavalier drifter who leaves him at the peak of infatuation. When Herakles reappears years later, Geryon confronts again the pain of his desire and embarks on a journey that will unleash his creative imagination to its fullest extent. By turns whimsical and haunting, erudite and accessible, richly layered and deceptively simple, Autobiography of Red is a profoundly moving portrait of an artist coming to terms with the fantastic accident of who he is. ""A profound love story . . . sensuous and funny, poignant, musical and tender.""--The New York Times Book Review ""A deeply odd and immensely engaging book. . . . [Carson] exposes with passionate force the mythic underlying the explosive everyday."" --The Village Voice

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Averno: Poems
    Averno: Poems
    ISBN: 9780374530747
    Title: Averno: Poems
    Author: GLUCK LOUISE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Be With
    Be With
    ISBN: 9780811226059
    Title: Be With
    Author: GANDER FORREST

    Drawing from his experience as a translator, Forrest Gander includes in the first, powerfully elegiac section a version of a poem by the Spanish mystical poet St. John of the Cross. He continues with a long multilingual poem examining the syncretic geological and cultural history of the U.S. border with Mexico. The poems of the third section--a moving transcription of Gander's efforts to address his mother dying of Alzheimer's--rise from the page like hymns, transforming slowly from reverence to revelation. Gander has been called one of our most formally restless poets, and these new poems express a characteristically tensile energy and, as one critic noted, "the most eclectic diction since Hart Crane."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Beowulf
    Beowulf
    ISBN: 9780374110031
    Title: Beowulf
    Author: HEADLEY MARIA DAHVANA

    Nearly twenty years after Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf--and fifty years after the translation that continues to torment high-school students around the world--there is a radical new verse translation of the epic poem by Maria Dahvana Headley, which brings to light elements that have never before been translated into English, recontextualizing the binary narrative of monsters and heroes into a tale in which the two categories often entwine, justice is rarely served, and dragons live among us.
    A man seeks to prove himself as a hero. A monster seeks silence in his territory. A warrior seeks to avenge her murdered son. A dragon ends it all. The familiar elements of the epic poem are seen with a novelist's eye toward gender, genre, and history--Beowulf has always been a tale of entitlement and encroachment, powerful men seeking to become more powerful, and one woman seeking justice for her child, but this version brings new context to an old story. While crafting her contemporary adaptation of Beowulf, Headley unearthed significant shifts lost over centuries of translation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Beowulf
    Beowulf
    ISBN: 9781925713886
    Title: Beowulf
    Author: HEADLEY MARIA DAHVANA

    A new, feminist translation of Beowulf by the author of The Mere Wife

    Nearly twenty years after Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf - and fifty years after the translation that continues to torment high-school students around the world - there is a radical new verse interpretation of the epic poem by Maria Dahvana Headley, which brings to light elements never before translated into English.

    A man seeks to prove himself as a hero. A monster seeks silence in his territory. A warrior seeks to avenge her murdered son. A dragon ends it all. These familiar components of the epic poem are seen with a novelist's eye towards gender, genre, and history. Beowulf has always been a tale of entitlement and encroachment - of powerful men seeking to become more powerful and one woman seeking justice for her child - but this version brings new context to an old story. While crafting her contemporary adaptation, Headley unearthed significant shifts lost over centuries of translation; her Beowulf is one for the twenty-first century.



    ' The Mere Wife includes some tantalising snippets of Beowulf as translated by Headley. Now we have the full version, and it is electrifying ... It is brash and belligerent, lunatic and invigorating, with passages of sublime poetry punctuated by obscenities and social-media shorthand ... With a Beowulf defiantly of and for this historical moment, Headley reclaims the poem for her audience as well as for herself.'
    -Ruth Franklin, The New Yorker

    'An iconic work of early English literature comes in for up-to-the-minute treatment ... Headley's language and pacing keep perfect track with the events she describes ... giving the 3,182-line text immediacy without surrendering a bit of its grand poetry. Some purists may object to the small liberties Headley has taken with the text, but her version is altogether brilliant.' STARRED REVIEW
    -Kirkus Reviews


    'Headley's Beowulf is kindred in spirit to The Mere Wife - highly conscious of gender and modernised to the hilt - but totally different in form. Instead of changing names or places, Headley sticks closely to the original Old English text while updating the vocabulary with flourishes of internet humour ... The feminism in Headley's translation is embedded in the texture and language of the poem itself rather than in its individual events or characters ... Her Beowulf is a tragicomic epic about the things men do to impress one another. It's as fierce an examination of masculine weakness as The Mere Wife was of feminine strength.'
    -Jo Livingstone, Poetry Foundation

    Format: Paperback
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  • Best American Poetry 2020
    Best American Poetry 2020
    ISBN: 9781982106607
    Title: Best American Poetry 2020
    Author: LEHMAN DAVID ED

    The 2020 edition of contemporary American poetry returns, guest edited by Paisley Rekdal, the award-winning poet and author of Nightingale, proving that this is "a 'best' anthology that really lives up to its title" (Chicago Tribune).

    Since 1988, The Best American Poetry anthology series has been "one of the mainstays of the poetry publication world" (Academy of American Poets). Each volume in the series presents some of the year's most remarkable poems and poets.

    Now, the 2020 edition is guest edited by Utah's Poet Laureate Paisely Rekdal, called "a poet of observation and history... who] revels in detail but writes vast, moral poems that help us live in a world of contraries" by the Los Angeles Times. In The Best American Poetry 2020, she has selected a fascinating array of work that speaks eloquently to the "contraries" of our present moment in time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00

    $43.00
  • Best New Poets 2019: 50 Poems from Emerging Writers
    Best New Poets 2019: 50 Poems from Emerging Writers
    ISBN: 9780997562330
    Title: Best New Poets 2019: 50 Poems from Emerging Writers
    Author: MARVIN CATE & LIVINGOOD JEB (EDS)


    Entering its fifteenth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of its kind, this annual anthology is made up exclusively of work by writers who have not yet published a full-length book. The poems included in this eclectic sampling represent the best from the many that have been nominated by the country's top literary magazines and writing programs, as well as some two thousand additional poems submitted through an open online competition. The work of the fifty writers represented here provides the best perspective available on the continuing vitality of poetry as it is being practiced today.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
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  • Bird of Winter
    Bird of Winter
    ISBN: 9781800348691
    Title: Bird of Winter
    Author: HILLER ALICE

    PBS Special Commendation Summer 2021
    Alice Hiller's debut performs an act of witness and restitution. Working with her childhood and adolescent medical notes, bird of winter creates a redemptive language to speak the darkness of being sexually abused by a family member. Through the excavated histories of Pompeii and Herculaneum, these
    poems additionally document the grooming that prepares a child for sexual abuse, and the vulnerability which remains afterwards. Calling up the landscapes and relationships which sustained her, as well as the injury she experienced, Hiller reflects the nature and impact of a crime to which millions
    around the world are subjected - and asks how we may find our ways towards healing.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Black Girl, Call Home
    Black Girl, Call Home
    ISBN: 9780593197141
    Title: Black Girl, Call Home
    Author: MANS JASMINE

    A literary coming-of-age poetry collection, an ode to the places we call home, and a piercingly intimate deconstruction of daughterhood, Black Girl, Call Home is a love letter to the wandering black girl and a vital companion to any woman on a journey to find truth, belonging, and healing.

    A Most Anticipated Book of 2021 byOprah Magazine.Time.Vogue.Vulture.Essence. Elle. Cosmopolitan. Real Simple.Marie Claire.Refinery 29.Shondaland .Pop Sugar.Bustle.Reader's Digest

    "Nothing short of sublime, and the territory Mans' explores...couldn't be more necessary."-Vogue

    From spoken word poet Jasmine Mans comes an unforgettable poetry collection about race, feminism, and queer identity.

    With echoes of Gwendolyn Brooks and Sonia Sanchez, Mans writes to call herself-and us-home. Each poem explores what it means to be a daughter of Newark, and America-and the painful, joyous path to adulthood as a young, queer Black woman.

    Black Girl, Call Home is a love letter to the wandering Black girl and a vital companion to any woman on a journey to find truth, belonging, and healing.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Black Unicorn
    Black Unicorn
    ISBN: 9780241396865
    Title: Black Unicorn
    Author: LORDE AUDRE


    I have been woman
    for a long time
    beware my smile
    I am treacherous with old magic

    Filled with rage and tenderness, Audre Lorde's most acclaimed poetry collection speaks of mothers and children, female strength and vulnerability, renewal and revenge, goddesses and warriors, ancient magic and contemporary America. These are fearless assertions of identity, told with incantatory power.



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  • Blood Condition
    Blood Condition
    ISBN: 9781784743901
    Title: Blood Condition
    Author: CHINGONYI KAYO

    The eagerly-awaited second collection from acclaimed poet Kayo Chingonyi, following Kumukanda, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize.

    The moving, expansive, and dazzling second collection from award-winning poet Kayo Chingonyi

    A Blood Condition tells a story of inheritance - the people, places, cultures and memories that form us. Kayo Chingonyi explores how distance and time, nations and a century's history, can collapse within a body; our past continuous in our present. From London, Leeds, and The North East to the banks of the Zambezi river, these poems consider change and permanence, grief and joy, the painful ongoing process of letting go, with remarkable music and clarity.

    Praise for Kumukanda-

    'Chingonyi's poems are full of questions that need asking. His gift is for pushing poems further than you expected them to go' Observer

    'Kayo's poetry is beautiful, thoughtful, musical and nostalgic' Nikesh Shukla

    'Whether recalling his parents' deaths or celebrating the art of the mixtape, Chingonyi's poise is astonishing' Daily Telegraph

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Bloodstone Cowboy
    Bloodstone Cowboy
    ISBN: 9781642591521
    Title: Bloodstone Cowboy
    Author: JACKSON KARA

    Kara Jackson's Bloodstone Cowboy is a reclamation of her lineage, an affirmation of self, and a declaration of her right to contain multitudes. These poems from the 2019 National Youth Poet Laureate complicate the definition of womanhood, troubling what it means to live in a body and love it. A complex and resilient love permeates Jackson's writing, from anthems praising her full belly to poems grappling with "sort-of" love for her midwestern hometown.

    Drawing on the rich traditions of Lucille Clifton and Sharon Olds, this expansive collection proudly claims the inheritance of her family's southern roots, while carving out space for Jackson to exist fully without shame. As she writes, "when the day calls I will answer to my name / claim it"

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Book of Longing
    Book of Longing
    ISBN: 9780061125614
    Title: Book of Longing
    Author: COHEN LEONARD

    Leonard Cohen is one of the great writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of our time. Book of Longing is Cohen's eagerly awaited new collection of poems, following his highly acclaimed 1984 title, Book of Mercy, and his hugely successful 1993 publication, Stranger Music, a Globe and Mail national bestseller. Book of Longing contains erotic, playful, and provocative line drawings and artwork on every page, by the author, which interact in exciting and unexpected ways on the page with poetry that is timeless, meditative, and at times darkly humorous. The book brings together all the elements that have brought Leonard Cohen's artistry with language worldwide recognition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Book of Mercy
    Book of Mercy
    ISBN: 9781786896865
    Title: Book of Mercy
    Author: COHEN LEONARD

    The poems in Book of Mercy brim with praise, despair, anger, doubt and trust. Speaking from the heart of the modern world, yet in tones that resonate with an older devotional tradition, these verses give voice to our deepest, most powerful intuitions.Internationally celebrated for his writing and his music, Leonard Cohen is revered as one of the greatest writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of the last hundred years.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Brand New Ancients
    Brand New Ancients
    ISBN: 9781447257684
    Title: Brand New Ancients
    Author: TEMPEST KATE

    Winner of the Ted Hughes Prize for innovation in poetry, Kate Tempest is one of the most exciting and innovative performers to have emerged in spoken-word poetry in many years.


    Tempest's wholly unique blend of street poetry, rap and storytelling - combined with the spellbinding delivery of an open-air revivalist - has won her legions of followers all over the UK. Her remarkable stage presence is wholly audible in this poem, a spoken story written to be told with live music. Brand New Ancients is the tale of two families and their intertwining lives, set against the background of the city and braided with classical myth. Here, Tempest shows how the old myths still live on in our everyday acts of violence, bravery, sacrifice and love - and that our lives make tales no less dramatic and powerful than those of the old gods.



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    Price: $25.00
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  • Cat Poems
    Cat Poems
    ISBN: 9781788161732
    Title: Cat Poems
    Author: VARIOUS

    'I control the mice with a cat, but how shall I control the cat?' - Franz Kafka
    You Know How a Cat

    Will Bring a mouse it has
    caught and lay it at your

    feet so each morning I
    bring you a poem that

    I've written when I woke
    up in the night as my tribute

    to your beauty &
    a promise of my love.

    - James Laughlin

    Across the ages, cats have provided their adopted humans with companionship, affection, mystery, and innumerable metaphors.
    Cats raise a mirror up to their beholders; cats endlessly captivate and hypnotise, frustrate and delight. To poets, in particular, these enigmatic creatures are the most delightful and beguiling of muses, as they purr, prowl, hunt, play, meow, and nap, often oblivious to their so-called masters. Cat Poems offers a litter of odes to our beloved felines by some of the greatest poets of all time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Collected Poems
    Collected Poems
    ISBN: 9780571335275
    Title: Collected Poems
    Author: LOWELL ROBERT


    For the first time, the collected work of America's pre-eminent post-war poet.


    Edmund Wilson wrote of Robert Lowell that he was the 'only recent American poet - if you don't count Eliot - who writes successfully in the language and cadence and rhyme of the resounding English tradition'.


    Frank Bidart and David Gewanter have compiled a comprehensive edition of Lowell's poems, from the early triumph of Lord Weary's Castle, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, through the brilliant wilfulness of his Imitations of Sappho, Baudelaire, Rilke and other masters, to the late spontaneity of his History, winner of another Pulitzer, and of his last book of poems, Day by Day. This volume includes several poems never previously collected, as well as a selection of Lowell's intriguing drafts.


    As Randall Jarrell said, 'You feel before reading any new poem of his the uneasy expectation of perhaps encountering a masterpiece'. Lowell's Collected Poems offers the first opportunity to view the entire range of his astonishing verse.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Collected Poems 1909-1962
    Collected Poems 1909-1962
    ISBN: 9780571105489
    Title: Collected Poems 1909-1962
    Author: ELIOT T S

    In this volume, one of the most distinguished poets of our century selected all of his poetry through 1962 that he wished to preserve. An event of major literary significance, Collected Poems 1909-1962 was published on T. S. Eliot's seventy-fifth birthday. It offers the complete text of Collected Poems 1909-1935, the full text of Four Quartets, and several other poems. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, widely honored for his poetry, criticism, essays, and plays, T. S. Eliot exerted a profound influence on his contemporaries in the arts as well as on a great international audience of readers. Book jacket.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Come Closer & Listen: New Poems
    Come Closer & Listen: New Poems
    ISBN: 9780062908469
    Title: Come Closer & Listen: New Poems
    Author: SIMIC CHARLES


    An insightful and haunting new collection from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic

    Irreverent and sly, observant and keenly imagined, Come Closer and Listen is the latest work from one of our most beloved poets. With his trademark sense of humor, open-hearted empathy, and perceptive vision, Charles Simic roots his poetry in the ordinary world while still taking in the wide sweep of the human experience.


    From poems pithy, wry, and cutting--"Time--that murderer/that no has caught yet"--to his layered reflections on everything from love to grief to the wonders of nature, from the story of St. Sebastian to that of a couple weeding side by side, Simic's work continues to reveal to us an unmistakable voice in modern poetry. An innovator in form and a chronicler of both our interior lives and the people we are in the world, Simic remains one of our most important and lasting voices on the page.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Come Down
    Come Down
    ISBN: 9781472155160
    Title: Come Down
    Author: SAMPSON FIONA


    Winner of the Naim Frashëri Laureateship of Albania and Macedonia
    Winner of the European Lyric Atlas Prize

    'Fiona Sampson's voice is something new and it's a delight to hear it . . . A joy to read' W. S. Merwin



    Questions of humanity, of point of view, are at the heart of Fiona Sampson's new collection, Come Down.


    Throughout, Sampson's poems shimmer between the human perspective and what is beyond - some larger, longer-term consciousness. Language runs and dances over the stuff of the human body and the material of the landscape. And yet, despite these radical perspective shifts, the collection keeps in sight, always, the human experience: the act of creation; the way in which childhood memory and family lore impinge on the present.


    Come Down ends with a long, eponymous poem, which moves fluidly and brilliantly through different forms of memory.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Comic Timing
    Comic Timing
    ISBN: 9781783786862
    Title: Comic Timing
    Author: PESTER HOLLY

    Comic Timing, Holly Pester's extraordinary debut collection of poems, chronicles the experience of living and working as a radical and resistant act. These poems shunt a reader between the political and personal via unique, fragmentary and illusory turns of phrase. Holly tackles marginal bodies, landlords, bog butter, desire, domestic and civic spaces in an unique and illusory voice.

    She chronicles the prevailing mood of our times, mining radical and anarchic histories to offer a collection of political resistance with both absurdity and seriousness. These poems interrogate and poke fun at the expectations of people in a commodified culture with a wry humour. Combining a beautifully performed naivety with a profound intellect, this collection is a hugely original approach to a number of pressing issues.

    Worker's rights, feminisms, reproductive rights and marginalised bodies and their positions are all thought through in this startling and innovative voice.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems
    Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems
    ISBN: 9780393353631
    Title: Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems
    Author: HARJO JOY


    In these poems, the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human. Beginning in a hotel room in the dark of a distant city, we travel through history and follow the memory of the Trail of Tears from the bend in the Tallapoosa River to a place near the Arkansas River. Stomp dance songs, blues, and jazz ballads echo throughout. Lost ancestors are recalled. Resilient songs are born, even as they grieve the loss of their country. Called a "magician and a master" (San Francisco Chronicle), Joy Harjo is at the top of her form in Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings.


    Finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Coral Sea
    Coral Sea
    ISBN: 9780393341355
    Title: Coral Sea
    Author: SMITH PATTI

    In linked pieces, singer/songwriter Patti Smith tells the story of a man on a journey to see the Southern Cross, who is reflecting upon his life and fighting the illness that is consuming him. Through this collection of metaphoric and dreamy poems, ""a singular, glowing vision of Robert Mapplethorpe develops and emerges"" (William S. Burroughs). Photos.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Counting Backwards: Poems 1975-2017
    Counting Backwards: Poems 1975-2017
    ISBN: 9781780374451
    Title: Counting Backwards: Poems 1975-2017
    Author: DUNMORE HELEN

    Winner of the Costa Book of the Year for her final collection, Inside the Wave, Helen Dunmore was as spellbinding storyteller in her poetry and in her prose. Her haunting narratives draw us into darkness, engaging our fears and hopes in poetry of rare luminosity, nowhere more so than in Inside the Wave, in its exploration of the borderline between the living and the dead - the underworld and the human living world - and the exquisitely intense being of both. All her poetry casts a bright, revealing light on the living world, by land and sea, on love, longing and loss. Counting Backwards is a retrospective covering ten collections written over four decades, bringing together all the poems she included in her earlier selection, Out of the Blue (2001), with all those from her three later collections, Glad of These Times (2007), The Malarkey (2012) and Inside the Wave (2017), along with a number of earlier or previously uncollected poems.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Country Between Us
    Country Between Us
    ISBN: 9780060909260
    Title: Country Between Us
    Author: FORCHE CAROLYN


    "Here is poetry of courage and passion, which manages to be tender and achingly sensual and what is often called 'political' at the same time. This is a major new voice." -- Margaret Atwood


    The Country Between Us opens with a series of poems about El Salvador, where Carolyn Forch worked as a journalist and was closely involved with the political struggle in that tortured country in the late 1970's. Forch 's other poems also tend to be personal, immediate, and moving. Perhaps the final effect of her poetry is the image of a sensitive, brave, and engaged young woman who has made her life a journey. She has already traveled to many places, as these poems indicate, but beyond that is the sense of someone who is, in Ignazio Silone's words, coming from far and going far.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Crane Classics: Byron Selected Poems
    Crane Classics: Byron Selected Poems
    ISBN: 9781912945153
    Title: Crane Classics: Byron Selected Poems
    Author: BYRON LORD

    A collection of classic poems that provides an accessible introduction to Lord Byron's poetry. Printed in a high quality hardback edition, this volume in the Crane Classics makes an attractive gift.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Crane Classics: Shakespeare Selected Sonnets
    Crane Classics: Shakespeare Selected Sonnets
    ISBN: 9781912945207
    Title: Crane Classics: Shakespeare Selected Sonnets
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    A collection of classic poems that provides an accessible introduction to Shakespeare's poetry. Printed in a high quality cloth edition, this volume in the Crane Classics makes an attractive gift.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Crow
    Crow
    ISBN: 9780571363162
    Title: Crow
    Author: HUGHES TED

    This anniversary edition with a new foreword by Marina Warner celebrates fifty years since original publication of Crow (1970), which marked a pivotal moment in Ted Hughes's writing career. Growing out of an invitation by Leonard Baskin to make a book with him about crows, Hughes found both a structure and a persona that gave his vision a new power and coherence. A deep engagement with history, mythology and the natural world combine to forge a work of impressive and unsettling force.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Deaf Republic: Poems
    Deaf Republic: Poems
    ISBN: 9780571351411
    Title: Deaf Republic: Poems
    Author: KAMINSKY ILYA


    BBC Radio 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK
    FORWARD PRIZE 2019 SHORTLIST
    POETRY BOOK SOCIETY CHOICE 2019


    The long-awaited new collection from Ilya Kaminsky: a remarkable parable in poems which asks us, what is silence?



    Deaf Republic opens in a time of political unrest in an occupied territory. It is uncertain where we are or when, in what country or during what conflict, but we come to recognise that these events are also happening here, right now. This astonishing parable in poems unfolds episodically like a play, its powerful narrative provoked by a tragic opening scene: when soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear - in that moment, all have gone deaf. Inside this silence, their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story then follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence: a newly married couple, Alfonso and Sonya, expecting their child; the daring Momma Galya, instigating the insurgency from her puppet theatre; and Galya's puppeteers, covertly teaching signs by day and by night heroically luring soldiers one by one to their deaths behind the curtain. At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea, Deaf Republic confronts our time's vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Dearly: Poems
    Dearly: Poems
    ISBN: 9781784743895
    Title: Dearly: Poems
    Author: ATWOOD MARGARET


    The collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist, poet -- and cultural phenomenon


    Before she became one of the world's most important and loved novelists, Margaret Atwood was a poet. Dearly is her first collection in over a decade. It brings together many of her most recognisable and celebrated themes, but distilled -- from minutely perfect descriptions of the natural world to startlingly witty encounters with aliens, from pressing political issues to myth and legend.


    By turns moving, playful and wise, the poems gathered in Dearly are about absences and endings, ageing and retrospection, but also about gifts and renewals. They explore bodies and minds in flux, as well as the everyday objects and rituals that embed us in the present. Werewolves, sirens and dreams make their appearance, as do various forms of animal life and fragments of our damaged environment.


    Dearly is a pure Atwood delight, and long-term readers and new fans alike will treasure its insight, empathy and humour.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
    Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
    ISBN: 9780399563249
    Title: Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
    Author: OLIVER MARY

    Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career.

    Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years.

    Carefully curated, these 200 plus poems feature Oliver's work from her very first book of poetry, No Voyage and Other Poems, published in 1963 at the age of 28, through her most recent collection, Felicity, published in 2015. This timeless volume, arranged by Oliver herself, showcases the beloved poet at her edifying best. Within these pages, she provides us with an extraordinary and invaluable collection of her passionate, perceptive, and much-treasured observations of the natural world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $62.00

    $62.00
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