• Faithful & Virtuous Night
    Faithful & Virtuous Night
    ISBN: 9780374535773
    Title: Faithful & Virtuous Night
    Author: GLUCK LOUISE


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  • Fire Front: First Nations Poetry & Power Today
    Fire Front: First Nations Poetry & Power Today
    ISBN: 9780702262722
    Title: Fire Front: First Nations Poetry & Power Today
    Author: WHITTAKER ALISON

    This important anthology, curated by Gomeroi poet and academic Alison Whittaker, showcases many respected First Nations poets from this continent alongside some of its rising stars. Featured poets include Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Jack Davis, Ruby Langford Ginibi, Kevin Gilbert, Lisa Bellear, Lionel Fogarty, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Archie Roach, Alexis Wright, Sam Wagan Watson, Ellen van Neerven, Briggs, Claire G. Coleman, and Tony Birch. Divided into five thematic sections, each is introduced by an essay from a leading Aboriginal writer and thinker - Bruce Pascoe, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Steven Oliver, Chelsea Bond, and Evelyn Araluen Corr - who reflects on the power of First Nations poetry in their own inimitable way. This incredible book is a testament to the renaissance of First Nations poetry happening in Australia right now.

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    Price: $37.00
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  • Fire of Joy: Roughly 80 Poems to Get by Heart & Say Aloud
    Fire of Joy: Roughly 80 Poems to Get by Heart & Say Aloud
    ISBN: 9781529059366
    Title: Fire of Joy: Roughly 80 Poems to Get by Heart & Say Aloud
    Author: JAMES CLIVE

    Essentially, this is Clive James' desert island poems: a selection of his favourite verse and a personal commentary on each.The Fire of Joy was the final book Clive James completed before his death in 2019. It takes its title from the French expression Feu de Joie, which refers to a military celebration when all the riflemen of a regiment fire one shot after another in a wave of continuous sound: it is a reminder that the regiment's collective power relies on the individual, and vice versa. In this book, James has chosen a succession of English poems, exploding in sequence from Chaucer to the present day; they tell the story of someone writing something wonderful, and someone else coming along, reading it, and feeling impelled to write something even more wonderful. After a lifetime, these are the poems James found so good that he remembered them despite himself. In offering them to you, the main purpose of this book is to provide ammunition that will satisfy your urge to discover, learn and declaim verse. As well as his selection of poems, James offers a commentary on each: whether this is a biographical, historical or critical introduction to the poem, or a more personal anecdote about the role a particular poem has played in James's life, these mini essays provide the joy of James's enthusiasm and the benefit of his knowledge. Full of the flashing fires of poems you will not be able to forget, this book will ignite your passion and leave you with a contagious crackle rattling in your ears.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • First Book of the Sea
    First Book of the Sea
    ISBN: 9781406391015
    Title: First Book of the Sea
    Author: DAVIES NICOLA

    “Spectacular … you can almost smell the surf between the pages.” The Times “Five stars – if you take only one picture book away this summer, make it this.” The Telegraph

    From Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton, the multi award-winning team behind Tiny and Lots, comes a spellbinding collection of poems about the oceans of the world and their shores. With this book, children can swim alongside dolphins and flying fish, pore over rockpools and sail from pole to pole and back, learning about everything from phosphorescence and plankton to manta rays and puffins – all in the comfort of their bedroom. Emily Sutton's exquisite watercolours capture the breathless excitement of a child's first glimpse of the sea, the majesty of ancient trading ships and the sheer, staggering wonder of the humpback whale. The perfect companion to international bestsellers A First Book of Nature and A First Book of Animals, this book is sure to enthral and inspire readers of all ages.

    “Ravishing … the perfect companion to a seaside holiday” The Sunday Times “Just dive in and enjoy” Sunday Express

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    Price: $19.00
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  • Fleche
    Fleche
    ISBN: 9780571348046
    Title: Fleche
    Author: CHAN MARY JEAN


    WINNER OF THE COSTA POETRY AWARD
    POETRY BOOK SOCIETY RECOMMENDATION


    Flèche (the French word for 'arrow') is an offensive technique commonly used in fencing, a sport of Mary Jean Chan's young adult years, when she competed locally and internationally for her home city, Hong Kong. This cross-linguistic pun presents the queer, non-white body as both vulnerable ('flesh') and weaponised ('flèche'), and evokes the difficulties of reconciling one's need for safety alongside the desire to shed one's protective armour in order to fully embrace the world.


    Central to the collection is the figure of the poet's mother, whose fragmented memories of political turmoil in twentieth-century China are sensitively threaded through the book in an eight-part poetic sequence, combined with recollections from Chan's childhood. As complex themes of multilingualism, queerness, psychoanalysis and cultural history emerge, so too does a richly imagined personal, maternal and national biography. The result is a series of poems that feel urgent and true, dazzling and devastating by turns.



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    Price: $28.00
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  • Forward Book of Poetry 2021
    Forward Book of Poetry 2021
    ISBN: 9780571362486
    Title: Forward Book of Poetry 2021
    Author: FABER

    The annual Forward Book of Poetry brings news from the frontlines of the contemporary poetry boom. The judges of the Forward Prizes, described by the Daily Telegraph as 'the most coveted awards in British poetry', have chosen the best work from the year's UK crop of new collections and literary journals. Their selection combines fresh voices with familiar names, making the book essential reading for seasoned poetry enthusiasts and new readers alike.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Frolic & Detour
    Frolic & Detour
    ISBN: 9780571354498
    Title: Frolic & Detour
    Author: MULDOON PAUL


    Although Frolic and Detour is Paul Muldoon's thirteenth book, it has all the passion and provocation we more often associate with a first collection.


    Ranging as it does from poems that take as their subject matter the Native American leaders Joseph Brant and Mangas Coloradas, through the Great War, the Irish Rising, hunting with eagles, the house wren, all the way to the day-to-day assault of twenty-first-century America, Frolic and Detour reminds us that the sidelong glance is the sweetest, the tangential approach the most telling. It also confirms Dwight Garner's assessment of Selected Poems 1968-2014 in the New York Times: 'a compact, powerful book, filled with catharses you didn't know you needed'.



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  • Ghosts of Birds
    Ghosts of Birds
    ISBN: 9780811226189
    Title: Ghosts of Birds
    Author: WEINBERGER ELIOT


    A new collection from "one of the world's great essayists" (The New York Times)

    The Ghosts of Birds offers thirty-five essays by Eliot Weinberger: the first section of the book continues his linked serial-essay, An Elemental Thing, which pulls the reader into "a vortex for the entire universe" (Boston Review). Here, Weinberger chronicles a nineteenth-century journey down the Colorado River, records the dreams of people named Chang, and shares other factually verifiable discoveries that seem too fabulous to possibly be true. The second section collects Weinberger's essays on a wide range of subjects--some of which have been published in Harper's, New York Review of Books, and London Review of Books--including his notorious review of George W. Bush's memoir Decision Points and writings about Mongolian art and poetry, different versions of the Buddha, American Indophilia ("There is a line, however jagged, from pseudo-Hinduism to Malcolm X"), Bela Balazs, Herbert Read, and Charles Reznikoff. This collection proves once again that Weinberger is "one of the bravest and sharpest minds in the United States" (Javier Marias).

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    Price: $37.00
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  • Gilded Auction Block: Poems
    Gilded Auction Block: Poems
    ISBN: 9781472155825
    Title: Gilded Auction Block: Poems
    Author: MCCRAE SHANE

    'Beautifully up-to-date, old-fashioned work, where the dignity of English meters meets, as in a mosh pit, the vitality - and often the brutality - of American speech' Dan Chiasson, New Yorker'Shane McCrae is one of our best, a great poet who mines the rhythms and vernacular of America, excavating the most exquisite of poems. His work is risky, not risque; intelligent, not clever; deep, not jocular surface play. He is sui generis' Rabih Alameddine I'm made of murderers I'm made Of nobodies and immigrants and the poorand a whole / Family the mother'sliver and her lungs In The Gilded Auction Block, the acclaimed poet Shane McCrae considers the present moment in America on its own terms as well as for what it says about the American project and Americans themselves. In the book's four sections, McCrae alternately responds directly to Donald Trump and contextualizes him historically and personally, exploding the illusions of freedom of both black and white Americans. A moving, incisive, and frightening exploration of both the legacy and the current state of white supremacy, The Gilded Auction Block is a book about the present that reaches into the past and stretches toward the future.

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    Price: $25.00
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  • Glass, Irony & God
    Glass, Irony & God
    ISBN: 9780811213028
    Title: Glass, Irony & God
    Author: CARSON ANNE

    Known as a remarkable classicist, Anne Carson weaves contemporary and ancient poetic strands with stunning style in Glass, Irony and God. This collection includes: "The Glass Essay," a powerful poem about the end of a love affair, told in the context of Carson's reading of the Bronte sisters; "Book of Isaiah," a poem evoking the deeply primitive feel of ancient Judaism; and "The Fall of Rome," about her trip to "find" Rome and her struggle to overcome feelings of a terrible alienation there.

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  • Good Poems
    Good Poems
    ISBN: 9780142003442
    Title: Good Poems
    Author: KEILLOR GARRISON ED

    Every day people tune in to The Writer's Almanac on public radio and hear Garrison Keillor read them a poem. And here, for the first time, is an anthology of poems from the show, chosen by Keillor for their wit, their frankness, their passion, their "utter clarity in the face of everything else a person has to deal with at 7 a.m." Good Poems includes verse about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendance. It features the work of classic poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Robert Frost, as well as the work of contemporary greats such as Howard Nemerov, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds. It's a book of poems for anybody who loves poetry whether they know it or not.

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    Price: $44.00
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  • Grave on the Wall
    Grave on the Wall
    ISBN: 9780872867901
    Title: Grave on the Wall
    Author: SHIMODA BRANDON


    Award-winning poet Brandon Shimoda has crafted a lyrical portrait of his paternal grandfather, Midori Shimoda, whose life--child migrant, talented photographer, suspected enemy alien and spy, desert wanderer, American citizen--mirrors the arc of Japanese America in the twentieth century. In a series of pilgrimages, Shimoda records the search to find his grandfather, and unfolds, in the process, a moving elegy on memory and forgetting.


    Praise for The Grave on the Wall


    "In a weaving meditation, Brandon Shimoda pens an elegant eulogy for his grandfather Midori, yet also for the living, we who survive on the margins of graveyards and rituals of our own making."--Karen Tei Yamashita, author of Letters to Memory


    "Sometimes a work of art functions as a dream. At other times, a work of art functions as a conscience. In the tradition of Juan Rulfo's Pedro P ramo, Brandon Shimoda's The Grave on the Wall is both. It is also the type of fragmented reckoning only America could instigate."--Myriam Gurba, author of Mean


    "Within this haunted sepulcher built out of silence, loss, and grief--its walls shadowed by the traumas of racial oppression and violence--a green river lined with peach trees flows beneath a bridge that leads back to the grandson."--Jeffrey Yang, author of Hey, Marfa: Poems


    "It is part dream, part memory, part forgetting, part identity. It is a remarkable exploration of how citizenship is forged by the brutal US imperial forces--through slave labor, forced detention, indiscriminate bombing, historical amnesia and wall. If someone asked me, Where are you from? I would answer, From The Grave on the Wall."--Don Mee Choi, author of Hardly War


    "Shimoda intercedes into the absences, gaps and interstices of the present and delves the presence of mystery. This mystery is part of each of us. Shimoda outlines that mystery in silence and silhouette, in objects left behind at site-specific travels to Japan and in the disparate facts of his grandpa's FBI file. Gratitude to Brandon Shimoda for taking on the mystery which only literature accepts as the basic challenge."--Sesshu Foster, author of City of the Future


    "Shimoda is a mystic writer ... He puts what breaches itself (always) onto the page, so that the act of writing becomes akin to paper-making: an attention to fibers, coagulation, texture and the water-fire mixtures that signal irreversible alteration or change. ... he has written a book that touches the bottom of my own soul."--Bhanu Kapil, author of Ban en Banlieue



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
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  • Great Goddesses: Life Lessons from Myths & Monsters
    Great Goddesses: Life Lessons from Myths & Monsters
    ISBN: 9781529104646
    Title: Great Goddesses: Life Lessons from Myths & Monsters
    Author: GILL NIKITA

    Bestselling poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of poetry and prose retelling the legends of the Goddesses, both great and small, in their own words.

    With lyrical prose and striking verse, beloved poet Nikita Gill (Fierce Fairytales, Wild Embers) uses the history of Ancient Greece and beyond to explore and share the stories of the mothers, warriors, creators, survivors, and destroyers who shook the world. In pieces that burn with empathy and admiration for these women, Gill unearths the power and glory of the very foundations of mythology and culture that have been too-often ignored or pushed aside.

    Complete with beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, Gill's poetry and stories weave old and forgotten tales of might and love into an empowering collection for the modern woman.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00

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  • Grimoire
    Grimoire
    ISBN: 9781529051117
    Title: Grimoire
    Author: ROBERTSON ROBIN

    'I've long admired Robin Robertson's narrative gift . . . If you love stories, you will love this book.' Val McDermidThe new book from the author of The Long Take, shortlisted for the Booker Prize and winner of both the Walter Scott Prize and the Goldsmiths Prize.Like some lost chapters from the Celtic folk tradition, Grimoire tells stories of ordinary people caught up, suddenly, in the extraordinary: tales of violence, madness and retribution, of second sight, witches, ghosts, selkies, changelings and doubles, all bound within a larger mythology, narrated by a doomed shape-changer - a man, beast or god.A grimoire is a manual for invoking spirits. Here, Robin Robertson and his brother Tim Robertson - whose accompanying images are as unforgettable as cave-paintings - raise strange new forms which speak not only of the potency of our myths and superstitions, but how they were used to balance and explain the world and its predicaments.From one of our most powerful lyric poets, this is a book of curses and visions, gifts both desired and unwelcome, characters on the cusp of their transformation - whether women seeking revenge or saving their broken children, or men trying to save themselves. Haunting and elemental, Grimoire is full of the same charged beauty as the Scottish landscape - a beauty that can switch, with a mere change in the weather, to hostility and terror.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Hawk in the Rain
    Hawk in the Rain
    ISBN: 9780571351176
    Title: Hawk in the Rain
    Author: HUGHES TED


    This multi-award winning collection, the first from Ted Hughes, has at its heart the mixture of beauty and violence in the natural world. Dedicated to Sylvia Plath, The Hawk in the Rain is a stunning collection of poems on the themes of competition and the struggle for survival. Hughes would go on to become Britain's Poet Laureate in 1984 until his death in 1998. Including many of Hughes' best-known poems, such as 'The Jaguar', 'The Thought-Fox' and 'Wind' - now staples of British poetry anthologies - The Hawk in the Rain is the foundation of Hughes' reputation as one of the twentieth-century's greatest poets.


    This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series of ten titles celebrating Faber's publishing over the decades.



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    Price: $23.00
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  • Here Is the Sweet Hand: Poems
    Here Is the Sweet Hand: Poems
    ISBN: 9780374168841
    Title: Here Is the Sweet Hand: Poems
    Author: HARRIS FRANCINE J.


    The poems in Here is the Sweet Hand explore solitude as a way of seeing. In particular, the speakers in francine j. harris' third collection explore the mystique, and myth, of female loneliness as it relates to blackness, aging, landscape and artistic tradition.

    The speakers in these poems are often protagonists. Against the backdrop of numerous American cities and towns, and in a time of political uncertainty, they are heroines in their quest to find logic through their own sense of the world.

    The poems here are interested in the power of observation. But if there is authority in the individual versus the collective, Here is the Sweet Hand also poses questions about the source of that power, or where it may lead.

    As in her acclaimed previous collections, harris' skillful use of imagery and experimentation with the boundaries of language set the stage for unorthodox election commemoration, subway panic, zoomorphism, and linguistic battlefields. From poems in dialogue with the artistry of Toni Morrison and Charles Burnett to poems that wrestle with the moods of Frank Stanford and Ty Dolla $ign, the speakers in this book signal a turn at once inward and opening.



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    Price: $53.00
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  • Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country
    Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country
    ISBN: 9780593465271
    Title: Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country
    Author: GORMAN AMANDA

    A special edition of the poem "The Hill We Climb," read at the inauguration of the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, on January 20, 2021

    On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet, at age twenty-two,& to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Her inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb," is now available to cherish in this special edition.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Historians
    Historians
    ISBN: 9781784109141
    Title: Historians
    Author: BOLAND EAVAN

    Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2020. A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year 2020. A Guardian Book of the Year 2020.

    A Sunday Independent Book of the Year 2020. An Irish Times Book of the Year 2020. A forceful and moving final volume from one of the most masterful poets of the twentieth century.

    Throughout her nearly sixty-year career, acclaimed poet Eavan Boland came to be known for her exquisite ability to weave myth, history, and the life of an ordinary woman into mesmerizing poetry. She was an essential voice in both feminist and Irish literature, praised for her 'edgy precision, an uncanny sympathy and warmth, an unsettling sense of history' ( J.D. McClatchy).

    Her final volume, The Historians, is the culmination of her signature themes, exploring the ways in which the hidden, sometimes all-but-erased stories of women's lives can powerfully revise our sense of the past. Two women burning letters in a back garden. A poet who died too young.

    A mother's parable to her daughter. Boland listens to women who have long had no agency in the way their stories were told; in the title poem, she writes: 'Say the word history: I see / your mother, mine. / ...

    Their hands are full of words.' Addressing Irish suffragettes in the final poem, Boland promises: 'We will not leave you behind', a promise that animates each poem in this radiant collection. These extraordinary, intimate narratives cling to the future through memory, anger, and love in ways that rebuke the official record we call history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Home Body
    Home Body
    ISBN: 9781760858629
    Title: Home Body
    Author: KAUR RUPI

    rupi kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present, and the potential of the self. home body is a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself - reminding readers to fill up on love, acceptance, community, family, and embrace change. illustrated by the author, themes of nature and nurture, light and dark, rest here.

    i dive into the well of my body
    and end up in another world
    everything i need
    already exists in me
    there’s no need
    to look anywhere else

    - home

    Rupi Kaur is a poet, artist, and performer. Her works have taken the literary world by storm. Her second book, the sun and her flowers—an instant global bestseller, is an artistic sibling to her debut, milk and honey—one of America's bestselling books of 2017.

    Rupi sees her work as an articulation of this vision. She’s an eternal artist. At the age of five, her mother handed her a paintbrush and said, “draw your heart out.” At seventeen, she happened upon a local open mic night where she performed her first spoken word poem. She fell in love with performance poetry that night. Rupi continued performing across Canada, while building a community of readers and poetry enthusiasts. While studying at the University of Waterloo, Rupi wrote, illustrated, and self-published her first collection, milk and honey. In the years since, milk and honey has become an international phenomenon. It’s sold over 3 million copies, been translated into more than 35 languages, and landed as a #1 New York Times bestseller—where it has spent more than 100 consecutive weeks.

    Rupi explores a variety of themes in her work ranging from love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, migration, and revolution. She’s a storyteller and chronicler—a repository of community and history. There’s a simplicity and nuance to her work that has found a home in the hearts of millions. This magic is captured in her stage performances, which are magnetic musical interactions of poetry, art, and theater. Rupi's long-awaited second collection, the sun and her flowers, was published in 2017 and debuted as a #1 global bestseller. Within the first three months it sold a million copies and was embraced by readers worldwide. She’s a Forbes 30 under 30, an editor of the 2016 Mays Literary Anthology of New Writing from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and one of BBC’s 100 Women. Rupi hopes to continue her artistic exploration through art and poetry—searching for ways to understand and articulate.

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    Price: $29.00
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  • Homie: Poems
    Homie: Poems
    ISBN: 9781644450109
    Title: Homie: Poems
    Author: SMITH DANEZ


    Danez Smith is our president

    Homie is Danez Smith's magnificent anthem about the saving grace of friendship. Rooted in the loss of one of Smith's close friends, this book comes out of the search for joy and intimacy within a nation where both can seem scarce and getting scarcer. In poems of rare power and generosity, Smith acknowledges that in a country overrun by violence, xenophobia, and disparity, and in a body defined by race, queerness, and diagnosis, it can be hard to survive, even harder to remember reasons for living. But then the phone lights up, or a shout comes up to the window, and family--blood and chosen--arrives with just the right food and some redemption. Part friendship diary, part bright elegy, part war cry,Homieis the exuberant new book written for Danez and for Danez's friends and for you and for yours.



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    Price: $35.00
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  • How to Enjoy Poetry
    How to Enjoy Poetry
    ISBN: 9781529412963
    Title: How to Enjoy Poetry
    Author: SKINNER FRANK


    'Someone recently said to me, in reference to my poetry podcast, that you'd think poetry would be more popular than ever, in the twenty-first century, because people don't have a lot of time and 'novels are often quite big while poems are often quite small'. I referred them to Doctor Who's Tardis.'

    Frank Skinner wants you to read more poetry. Wait, wait - don't stop reading. Whether you're a frequent poetry reader or haven't read any since sixth form, Frank's infectious passion for language, rhythm and metre will win you over and provide you with the basic tools you need to tackle any poem.

    In this short, easy-to-digest and delightful book, Frank guides us through the twists and turns of 'Pad, pad' by Stevie Smith, a short, seemingly simple poem that contains multitudes of meaning and a deceptive depth of emotion. Revel in the mastery of Stevie Smith's choice of words, consider the eternal mystery of the speaker of the poem and be moved by rhyming couplets like you never have before.

    Give it a go. You never know, you might even enjoy it.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
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  • How to Fly
    How to Fly
    ISBN: 9780571359899
    Title: How to Fly
    Author: KINGSOLVER BARBARA

    The poems of How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) find breath and lightness in the common business of living. Barbara Kingsolver's generous collection is divided into thematic sections that loop and interweave to form a carefully patterned whole: a series of 'How to' poems that smartly balance tongue-in-cheek pragmatism with revelatory wisdom, a complicated yet affirmative family pilgrimage to Italy, cherished childhood memories, the perils and pleasures of being a [female] writer, elegies to lost loved ones, and elegies to the planet. Blending resourcefulness and wonder with all the compassionate humanity of her prose, How to Fly will both delight Kingsolver's devoted readership and welcome a host of new readers to her startling verse, while revealing an intimate side to her creative practice as yet unseen.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • How We Became Human: New & Selected Poems 1975-2001
    How We Became Human: New & Selected Poems 1975-2001
    ISBN: 9780393325348
    Title: How We Became Human: New & Selected Poems 1975-2001
    Author: HARJO JOY

    Over a quarter-century's work from the 2003 winner of the Arrell Gibson Award for Lifetime Achievement.

    This collection gathers poems from throughout Joy Harjo's twenty-eight-year career, beginning in 1973 in the age marked by the takeover at Wounded Knee and the rejuvenation of indigenous cultures in the world through poetry and music. How We Became Human explores its title question in poems of sustaining grace.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • I Would Leave Me If I Could: A Collection of Poetry
    I Would Leave Me If I Could: A Collection of Poetry
    ISBN: 9781471189074
    Title: I Would Leave Me If I Could: A Collection of Poetry
    Author: HALSEY

    Grammy Award-nominated, platinum-selling musician Halsey is heralded as one of the most compelling voices of her generation. In I Would Leave Me If I Could, she reveals never-before-seen poetry of longing, love, and the nuances of bipolar disorder.

    In this debut collection, Halsey bares her soul. Bringing the same artistry found in her lyrics, Halsey's poems delve into the highs and lows of doomed relationships, family ties, sexuality, and mental illness. More hand grenades than confessions, these autobiographical poems explore and dismantle conventional notions of what it means to be a feminist in search of power.

    Masterful as it is raw, passionate, and profound, I Would Leave Me If I Could signals the arrival of an essential voice.

    Book cover painting, American Woman, by the author.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00

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  • If Not Winter Fragments of Sappho
    If Not Winter Fragments of Sappho
    ISBN: 9780375724510
    Title: If Not Winter Fragments of Sappho
    Author: CARSON ANNE & SAPPHO

    Of the nine books of lyrics the ancient Greek poet Sappho is said to have composed, only one poem has survived complete. The rest are fragments. In this miraculous new translation, acclaimed poet and classicist Anne Carson presents all of Sapphos fragments, in Greek and in English, as if on the ragged scraps of papyrus that preserve them, inviting a thrill of discovery and conjecture that can be described only as electricor, to use Sapphos words, as thin fire . . . racing under skin. By combining the ancient mysteries of Sappho with the contemporary wizardry of one of our most fearless and original poets, If Not, Winter provides a tantalizing window onto the genius of a woman whose lyric power spans millennia.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • If They Come for Us: Poems
    If They Come for Us: Poems
    ISBN: 9781472154620
    Title: If They Come for Us: Poems
    Author: ASGHAR FATIMAH

    "A debut poetry collection showcasing both a fierce and tender new voice."--Booklist
    "Elegant and playful . . . The poet& invents new forms and updates classic ones."--Elle

    "[Fatimah] Asghar interrogates divisions along lines of nationality, age, and gender, illuminating the forces by which identity is fixed or flexible."--The New Yorker

    NAMED ONE OF THE TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY& *& FINALIST FOR THE LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD

    an aunt teaches me how to tell
    an edible flower
    from a poisonous one.
    just in case, I hear her say, just in case.

    From a co-creator of the Emmy-nominated web series& Brown Girls& comes an imaginative, soulful debut poetry that collection captures the experiences of being a young Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America.& Orphaned as a child, Fatimah Asghar grapples with coming of age and navigating questions of sexuality and race without the guidance of a mother or father. These poems at once bear anguish, joy, vulnerability, and compassion, while also exploring the many facets of violence: how it persists within us, how it is inherited across generations, and how it manifests itself in our relationships. In experimental forms and language both lyrical and raw, Asghar seamlessly braids together marginalized people's histories with her own understanding of identity, place, and belonging.

    Praise for If They Come for Us

    "In forms both& traditional . . . and& unorthodox . . . Asghar interrogates divisions along lines of nationality, age, and gender,& illuminating& the forces by which identity is fixed or flexible. Most& vivid& and& revelatory& are pieces such as 'Boy,' whose& perspicacious turns& and& irreverent idiom conjure the rich, jagged textures& of a childhood shadowed by loss."--The New Yorker

    "[Asghar's] debut poetry collection& cemented her status& as& one of the city's greatest present-day poets. . . . A& stunning& work of art that tackles place, race, sexuality and violence. These poems--both& personal& and& historical, both celebratory& and& aggrieved--are& unquestionably powerful& in a way that would doubtless make both Gwendolyn Brooks and Harriet Monroe proud."--Chicago Review of Books

    & "Taut lines, vivid language, and searing images range cover to cover. . . . Inventive, sad, gripping, and beautiful."--Library Journal (starred review)

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  • Iliad (Fagles Trans) Deluxe Ed
    Iliad (Fagles Trans) Deluxe Ed
    ISBN: 9780140275360
    Title: Iliad (Fagles Trans) Deluxe Ed
    Author: HOMER (FAGLES TRANS.)

    ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIPThe story of the Trojan War, an epic tale of men and gods, of the heroes and horrors of war. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives readers important background information A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Inheritance
    Inheritance
    ISBN: 9781930781146
    Title: Inheritance
    Author: FASANO JOSEPH

    Poetry. "Joseph Fasano's stunning second collection of poems, INHERITANCE, offers us poem after poem of fierce beauty and visionary power, work whose subtext is always the vigilance of a restless dialectic, a kind of music that listens, that longs to transfigure suffering without violating its factual heartbreak."—Bruce Bond

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Injury Time
    Injury Time
    ISBN: 9781509852987
    Title: Injury Time
    Author: JAMES CLIVE

    The publication of Clive James's Sentenced to Life was a major literary event. Facing the end, James looked back over his life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty to produce his finest work: poems of extraordinary power that spoke to our most elemental human emotions. Injury Time finds James in a similar mood. Keen to capture and cherish moments of beauty and love; thinking about how best to live in his remaining days; and casting his mind forward to when he will be gone and how he might be remembered. A series of intimate poems reveals family as one of life's true treasures. The poet captures tender childhood memories of his mother, has his spirits lifted by the wonderful vision of his granddaughter in graceful acrobatic movement, and addresses the haunting loss of his father in World War Two. He writes beautifully of his early years in Australia, where he began and where he hopes to 'reach the end'. James also reflects on the wisdom and consolation to be found in art, music and literature, which have become even more precious to him in his later years.The poems in this deeply moving, inspirational and wholly unsentimental book are even more accomplished than those that came before. Injury Time shows Clive James the poet in the form of his life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Instagram Poetry for Every Day
    Instagram Poetry for Every Day
    ISBN: 9781786277152
    Title: Instagram Poetry for Every Day
    Author: NATIONAL POETRY LIBRARY (EDITOR)

    The first anthology of Instagram poetry, Instagram Poetry for Every Day, collates over 100 poems by 50 of the top handles to follow in the exciting world of digital poetry.

    A must-have for fans of Rupi Kaur, Atticus and R.H. Sin and the perfect introduction to the wide scope of Insta-poetry for newcomers to the genre.

    The first of its kind, this anthology brings together over 120 poems by 50 of most popular names in Instapoetry as well as up-and-coming talent. Short, relatable and hard-hitting, the poems embrace contemporary themes of mental health, women's empowerment, racial prejudice, gender diversity and political turmoil, as well as the perennial poetic preoccupations of love, sex and loss. With a wide range of voices, themes and visual approaches, there is something here that will speak to all of us.

    Instagram poetry has become a massive phenomenon in recent years and is credited with introducing and popularizing verse with a new generation. Insta-poets are dominating not only the poetry charts, but the bestseller lists and bringing poetry books to prime front of shop display in bookshops. The accessibility and shareable nature of the Instagram poem has hit a nerve and offers an emotional release with the modern, online audiences.

    Including works from Instagram sensations:

    - Jo Flynn @Flynx
    - Hannah Gordon @hmsgordon
    - M.ivy @ivyatmidnight
    - Jane Lees @janetlees2001

    Instagram Poetry for Every Day is curated by editors Chris McCabe and Jessica Atkinson from the National Poetry Library. Founded in 1953 and opened by poets T.S. Eliot and Herbert Read, the National Poetry Library is home to the most comprehensive collection of poetry in the UK. In 2017, the National Poetry Library curated the world's first Instagram poetry exhibition.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00

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  • La Vita Nuova: Love Poems
    La Vita Nuova: Love Poems
    ISBN: 9781529042306
    Title: La Vita Nuova: Love Poems
    Author: ALIGHIERI DANTE

    La Vita Nuova (The New Life) is Dante's first major work. Set in thirteenth century Florence, Dante describes his love for Beatrice through poems, sonnets and prose. 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 the English translation by Dante Gabriel Rossetti which was first published in The Early Italian Poets in 1861 and then reissued in 1874 by Dante and his Circle. It was met with great acclaim acknowledging Rossetti's skill as a meticulous and poetic translator.From the first time the poet sets eyes on Beatrice, he says 'love quite governed my soul' and his devotion to her knows no end. By recalling each meeting with Beatrice, including a rejection by her, this short book is at once a heartfelt account of youthful love and a religious allegory. La Vita Nuova serves as an important precursor to Dante's masterpiece, The Divine Comedy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Leaves of Grass
    Leaves of Grass
    ISBN: 9781626863903
    Title: Leaves of Grass
    Author: WHITMAN WALT

    *leaves of grass walt whitman*This book includes study guide, summary, character list, themes etc., for better reading experience.*We hope you enjoy and love reading this book.Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Although the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent most of his professional life writing and re-writing Leaves of Grass, revising it multiple times until his death. This resulted in vastly different editions over four decades-the first, a small book of twelve poems and the last, a compilation of over 400.The poems of Leaves of Grass are loosely connected, with each representing Whitman's celebration of his philosophy of life and humanity. This book is notable for its discussion of delight in sensual pleasures during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral. Where much previous poetry, especially English, relied on symbolism, allegory, and meditation on the religious and spiritual, Leaves of Grass (particularly the first edition) exalted the body and the material world. Influenced by Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Transcendentalist movement, itself an offshoot of Romanticism, Whitman's poetry praises nature and the individual human's role in it. However, much like Emerson, Whitman does not diminish the role of the mind or the spirit; rather, he elevates the human form and the human mind, deeming both worthy of poetic prai

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Leaves of Grass: Penguin Deluxe Ed
    Leaves of Grass: Penguin Deluxe Ed
    ISBN: 9780143039273
    Title: Leaves of Grass: Penguin Deluxe Ed
    Author: WHITMAN WALT

    Leaves of Grass, first published in 1855, contained twelve long untitled poems, but Whitman continued to expand it throughout his life. Whitman's poetry was unprecedented in its unapologetic joy in the physical and its inextricable link to the spiritual. As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote to him: ""I am very happy in reading [""Leaves of Grass""], as great power makes us happy ... I find incomparable things said incomparably well, as they must be.""

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Life Without Air
    Life Without Air
    ISBN: 9781783786336
    Title: Life Without Air
    Author: LAFARGE DAISY

    The debut collection of a stand-out contemporary poet, bringing an ecological vision to relationships

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Little History of Poetry
    Little History of Poetry
    ISBN: 9780300255034
    Title: Little History of Poetry
    Author: CAREY JOHN

    A vital, engaging, and hugely enjoyable guide to poetry, from ancient times to the present, by one of our greatest champions of literature--selected as the literature book of the year by the London Times

    " A] fizzing, exhilarating book."--Sebastian Faulks, Sunday Times, London

    "Delightful.'"--New York Times Book Review

    What is poetry? If music is sound organized in a particular way, poetry is a way of organizing language. It is language made special so that it will be remembered and valued. It does not always work--over the centuries countless thousands of poems have been forgotten. But this Little History is about some that have not.

    John Carey tells the stories behind the world's greatest poems, from the oldest surviving one written nearly four thousand years ago to those being written today. Carey looks at poets whose works shape our views of the world, such as Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Whitman, and Yeats. He also looks at more recent poets, like Derek Walcott, Marianne Moore, and Maya Angelou, who have started to question what makes a poem "great" in the first place.

    For readers both young and old, this little history shines a light for readers on the richness of the world's poems--and the elusive quality that makes them all the more enticing.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00

    $24.00
  • Live Oak, with Moss
    Live Oak, with Moss
    ISBN: 9781419734052
    Title: Live Oak, with Moss
    Author: WHITMAN WALT

    As he was turning forty, Walt Whitman wrote twelve poems in a small handmade book he entitled "Live Oak, With Moss." The poems were intensely private reflections on his attraction to and affection for other men. They were also Whitman's most adventurous explorations of the theme of same-sex love, composed decades before the word "homosexual" came into use. This revolutionary, extraordinarily beautiful and passionate cluster of poems was never published by Whitman and has remained unknown to the general public--until now. New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Brian Selznick offers a provocative visual narrative of "Live Oak, With Moss," and Whitman scholar Karen Karbiener reconstructs the story of the poetic cluster's creation and destruction. Walt Whitman's reassembled, reinterpreted Live Oak, With Moss serves as a source of inspiration and a cause for celebration.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Living Nations, Living Words An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry
    Living Nations, Living Words An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry
    ISBN: 9780393867916
    Title: Living Nations, Living Words An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry
    Author: HARJO JOY ED


    Joy Harjo, the first Native poet to serve as U.S. Poet Laureate, has championed the voices of Native peoples past and present. Her signature laureate project gathers the work of contemporary Native poets into a national, fully digital map of story, sound, and space, celebrating their vital and unequivocal contributions to American poetry.


    This companion anthology features each poem and poet from the project--including Natalie Diaz, Ray Young Bear, Craig Santos Perez, Sherwin Bitsui, and Layli Long Soldier, among others--to offer readers a chance to hold the wealth of poems in their hands. The chosen poems reflect on the theme of place and displacement and circle the touchpoints of visibility, persistence, resistance, and acknowledgment. Each poem showcases, as Joy Harjo writes in her stirring introduction, "that heritage is a living thing, and there can be no heritage without land and the relationships that outline our kinship." In this country, poetry is rooted in the more than five hundred living indigenous nations. Living Nations, Living Words is a representative offering.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Long Take
    Long Take
    ISBN: 9781509886258
    Title: Long Take
    Author: ROBERTSON ROBIN

    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018Shortlisted for The Goldsmiths Prize 2018Winner of The Roehampton Poetry Prize 2018 A noir narrative written with the intensity and power of poetry, The Long Take is one of the most remarkable - and unclassifiable - books of recent years. Walker is a D-Day veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder; he can't return home to rural Nova Scotia, and looks instead to the city for freedom, anonymity and repair. As he moves from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco we witness a crucial period of fracture in American history, one that also allowed film noir to flourish. The Dream had gone sour but - as those dark, classic movies made clear - the country needed outsiders to study and dramatise its new anxieties. While Walker tries to piece his life together, America is beginning to come apart: deeply paranoid, doubting its own certainties, riven by social and racial division, spiralling corruption and the collapse of the inner cities. The Long Take is about a good man, brutalised by war, haunted by violence and apparently doomed to return to it - yet resolved to find kindness again, in the world and in himself. Watching beauty and disintegration through the lens of the film camera and the eye of the poet, Robin Robertson's The Long Take is a work of thrilling originality.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Lost Spells
    Lost Spells
    ISBN: 9780241444641
    Title: Lost Spells
    Author: MACFARLANE ROBERT; MORRIS JACKIE


    Dazzlingly beautiful and wonderfully inventive, discover the magical new book from the creators of bestselling, critically acclaimed literary phenomenon, The Lost Words . . .


    Kindred in spirit to The Lost Words but fresh in its form, The Lost Spells is a pocket-sized treasure that introduces a beautiful new set of natural spell-poems and artwork by beloved creative duo Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.


    Each "spell" conjures an animal, bird, tree or flower -- from Barn Owl to Red Fox, Grey Seal to Silver Birch, Jay to Jackdaw -- with which we share our lives and landscapes. Moving, joyful and funny, The Lost Spells above all celebrates a sense of wonder, bearing witness to nature's power to amaze, console and bring joy.


    Written to be read aloud, painted in brushstrokes that call to the forest, field, riverbank and also to the heart, The Lost Spells summons back what is often lost from sight and care, teaching the names of everyday species, and inspiring its readers to attention, love and care.


    Praise for The Lost Words:


    'Gorgeous to look at and to read. Give it to a child to bring back the magic of language' Jeanette Winterson, Guardian


    'Breathtaking, magical . . . Jackie Morris has created something that you could spend all day looking at' New Statesman


    'Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have made a thing of astonishing beauty' Observer



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Love Her Wild Poetry
    Love Her Wild Poetry
    ISBN: 9781472250933
    Title: Love Her Wild Poetry
    Author: ATTICUS

    The first collection of poetry by Instagram sensation Atticus.

    Love Her Wild is a collection of new and beloved poems from the poet Atticus, who has captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of avid followers on his Instagram account @atticuspoetry, including superstars like Karlie Kloss and Shay Mitchell. Dubbed the "#1 poet to follow" by Teen Vogue and "the world's most tattoo-able" poet by Galore magazine, in Love Her Wild, Atticus captures what is both raw and relatable about the smallest and the grandest moments in life: the first glimpse of a new love in Paris, skinny dipping on a summer's night, the irrepressible exuberance of the female spirit, or drinking whiskey in the desert watching the rising sun. With honesty, poignancy, and romantic flare Atticus distills the most exhilarating highs and the heartbreaking lows of life and love into a few short lines, ensuring that his words will become etched in your mind--and will awaken your sense of adventure.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00

    $35.00
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