• Running Upon the Wires
    Running Upon the Wires
    ISBN: 9781509830022
    Title: Running Upon the Wires
    Author: TEMPEST KATE

    Running Upon The Wires is Kate Tempest's first book of free-standing poetry since the acclaimed Hold Your Own. In a beautifully varied series of formal poems, spoken songs, fragments, vignettes and ballads, Tempest charts the heartbreak at the end of one relationship and the joy at the beginning of a new love; but also tells us what happens in between, when the heart is pulled both ways at once. Running Upon The Wires is, in a sense, a departure from her previous work, and unashamedly personal and intimate in its address - but will also confirm Tempest's role as one of our most important poetic truth-tellers: it will be no surprise to readers to discover that she's no less a direct and unflinching observer of matters of the heart than she is of social and political change. Running Upon The Wires is a heartbreaking, moving and joyous book about love, in its endings and in its beginnings.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.00
  • Sand Book
    Sand Book
    ISBN: 9780141992693
    Title: Sand Book

    Big, ambitious and compulsively readable, the new book about life and the sacred in times of crisis from the cult US poet

    Deadpan, epic, and searingly charismatic, A Sand Book is at once relatable and out-of-this-world. In poems tracking climate change, bystanderism, state murder, sexual trauma, shopping, ghosting, love, and the transcendent shock of prophecy, A Sand Book chronicles new dimensions of consciousness for our strange and desperate times.

    What does the destruction of our soil have to do with the weather in the human soul? From sand in the gizzards of birds to the iridescence on the surface of spilt oil, from sand storms on Mars to our internet-addicted present, from the desertifying mountains of Haiti to natural disasters and state violence, A Sand Book is both a travelogue and a book of mourning.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
  • Sea of Strangers
    Sea of Strangers
    ISBN: 9781449489892
    Title: Sea of Strangers
    Author: LEAV LANG

    Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav picks up from her previous international bestselling books including Love & Misadventure, Lullabies, and The Universe of Us, and sets sail for a grand new adventure.

    This completely original collection of poetry and prose will not only delight her avid fans but is sure to capture the imagination of a whole new audience. With the turn of every page, Sea of Strangers invites you to go beyond love and loss to explore themes of self-discovery and empowerment as you navigate your way around the human heart.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

  • Selected Poems
    Selected Poems
    ISBN: 9780140587210
    Title: Selected Poems

    Though universally acclaimed for his dazzling fictions, Jorge Luis Borges always considered himself first and foremost a poet. This new bilingual selection brings together some two hundred poems--the largest collection of Borges' poetry ever assembled in English, including scores of poems never previously translated. Edited by Alexander Coleman, the selection draws from a lifetime's work--from Borges' first published volume of verse, Fervor de Buenos Aires (1923), to his final work, Los Conjurados, published just a year before his death in 1986. Throughout this unique collection the brilliance of the Spanish originals is matched by luminous English versions by a remarkable cast of translators, including Robert Fitzgerald, Stephen Kessler, W. S. Merwin, Alastair Reid, Mark Strand, Charles Tomlinson, and John Updike.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
  • Selected Poems
    Selected Poems
    ISBN: 9780571241538
    Title: Selected Poems
    Author: AUDEN W H

    Edward Mendelson has significantly expanded his authoritative, chronological ordered edition of Auden?s Selected Poems (first published in 1979), adding twenty items to the hundred in the original edition, and broadening the focus to reflect the wealth of forms, the rhetorical and tonal range, and the variousness of content in Auden?s poetry, in the confines of one volume. In particular, there are newly included examples of Auden?s mastery of light verse: the self-descriptive sequence of haiku called ?Profiles?, the barbed wartime quatrains of ?Leap Before You Look?, or ?Funeral Blues? itself. Also included are brief notes explaining references that may have become obscure, and a revised introduction drawing on recent additions to Auden scholarship.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Selected Poems (Essential Rumi)
    Selected Poems (Essential Rumi)
    ISBN: 9780140449532
    Title: Selected Poems (Essential Rumi)
    Author: RUMI

    Thirteenth - century Persian philosopher, mystic, scholar and founder of the order of the Whirling Dervishes, Rumi was also a poet of transcendental power. His inspirational verse speaks with the universal voice of the human soul and brims with exuberant energy and passion. Rich in natural imagery from horses to fishes, flowers to birds and rivers to stars, the poems have an elemental force that has remained undiminished through the centuries. Their themes - tolerance, goodness, the experience of God, charity and awareness through love - still resonate with millions of readers around the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
  • Selected Poems of Dylan Thomas
    Selected Poems of Dylan Thomas
    ISBN: 9781780227290
    Title: Selected Poems of Dylan Thomas
    Author: THOMAS DYLAN

    This text provides the reader with a selection of poems chosen from across Dylan Thomas's entire poetic career. The poems have been chosen from both his published and unpublished work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Shape of the Heart
    Shape of the Heart
    ISBN: 9780995132962
    Title: Shape of the Heart

    One of New Zealand’s most prominent, well-loved and accessible poets Kevin Ireland’s words pop like seaweed pods, whether he is: honouring friendships — making sourdough bread — grinning at the weather gods — wondering why he slept in — marvelling at the miracle of a shower — giving advice to writers — analysing chance remarks and philosophical paradoxes — celebrating the benefits of a failing memory — circumnavigating childhood, ageing and death … or just having fun, which he does refreshingly often. Shape of the Heart sparkles with poems that take us from brain to heart, sometimes detouring to unexpected places (such as the belly button), but most often in a direct and delightful line.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • She Had Some Horses
    She Had Some Horses
    ISBN: 9780393334210
    Title: She Had Some Horses
    Author: HARJO JOY

    A new edition of the beloved volume by Joy Harjo, one of our foremost Native American poets.

    First published in 1983 and now considered a classic, She Had Some Horses is a powerful exploration of womanhood's most intimate moments. Joy Harjo's poems speak of women's despair, of their imprisonment and ruin at the hands of men and society, but also of their awakenings, power, and love.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • She Must Be Mad
    She Must Be Mad
    ISBN: 9780008291662
    Title: She Must Be Mad
    Author: COX CHARLY

    'Brave and beautiful.' Stylist Magazine 'Social media's answer to Carol Ann Duffy' Sunday Times STYLE 'Divine.' Cecelia Ahern
    She Must be Mad explores coming-of-age: the pain and beauty of love, the relief and the agony of turning from girl to woman, the isolation of an untethered mind and the power and subjugation of the body.

    Charly captures the formative experiences of today's young women from the poignant to the prosaic in writing that is at once witty, wry and heartfelt. Wayward nights out that don't go as planned; the righteous anger at those men with no talent or skill or smarts who occupy the most powerful positions in the world; the strange banality of madness and, of course, the hurt and indecision of unrequited love.

    For every woman surviving and thriving in today's world, for every girl who feels too much; this is a call for communion, and you are not alone.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • Sightlines
    ISBN: 9781556595592
    Title: Sightlines
    Author: SZE ARTHUR

    Winner of the 2019 National Book Award "The sight lines in Sze's 10th collection are just that―imagistic lines strung together by jump-cuts, creating a filmic collage that itself seems to be a portrait of simultaneity." ―The New York Times From the current phenomenon of drawing calligraphy with water in public parks in China to Thomas Jefferson laying out dinosaur bones on the White House floor, from the last sighting of the axolotl to a man who stops building plutonium triggers, Sight Lines moves through space and time and brings the disparate and divergent into stunning and meaningful focus. In this new work, Arthur Sze employs a wide range of voices--from lichen on a ceiling to a man behind on his rent--and his mythic imagination continually evokes how humans are endangering the planet; yet, balancing rigor with passion, he seizes the significant and luminous and transforms these moments into riveting and enduring poetry. "These new poems are stronger yet and by confronting time head on, may best stand its tests." ―Lit Hub "The wonders and realities of the world as seen through travel, nature walks, and daily routine bring life to the poems in Sight Lines." ―Library Journal

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Sincerity
    ISBN: 9781509893454
    Title: Sincerity

    Her final collection as Poet Laureate, a frank, disarming and deeply moving exploration of loss and remembrance in their many forms. Presented in a beautiful, foiled package, this will be the poetry book of the year."Carol Ann Duffy is arguably the nation's favourite living poet." (Jeanette Winterson)

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Sir Gawain & the Green Knight: Illustrated Edition
    Sir Gawain & the Green Knight: Illustrated Edition
    ISBN: 9780571340163
    Title: Sir Gawain & the Green Knight: Illustrated Edition

    Simon Armitage's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a thrilling and accessible translation of the medieval poem. Preserved on a single surviving manuscript dating from around 1400, composed by an anonymous master, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was rediscovered only 200 years ago, and published for the first time in 1839. One of the earliest great stories of English literature, after Beowulf, the poem narrates the strange tale of a green knight on a green horse, who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of their number to a wager. The virtuous Gawain accepts, and decapitates the intruder with his own axe. Gushing blood, the knight reclaims his head, orders Gawain to seek him out a year hence, and departs. Next Yuletide Gawain dutifully sets forth... His quest for the Green Knight involves a winter journey, a seduction scene in a dream-like castle, a dire challenge answered - and a drama of enigmatic reward disguised as psychic undoing.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
  • Sometimes I Never Suffered: Poems
    Sometimes I Never Suffered: Poems
    ISBN: 9781472155801
    Title: Sometimes I Never Suffered: Poems
    Author: MCCRAE SHANE

    'Out of personal history, out of the history of an enduringly fractured nation, and out of the deep history of language, Shane McCrae is writing the most urgent, electric poems of his generation' Garth Greenwell'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 think now more than half Of life is death but I can't dieEnough for all the life I see In Sometimes I Never Suffered, Shane McCrae remains 'a shrewd composer of American stories (Dan Chiasson, New Yorker). Here, an angel, hastily thrown together by his fellow residents of Heaven, plummets to Earth in his first moments of consciousness. Jim Limber, the adopted mixed-race son of Jefferson Davis, wanders through the afterlife, reckoning with the nuances of America's, as well as his own, racial history. Sometimes I Never Suffered is a search for purpose and atonement, freedom and forgiveness, imagining eternity not as an escape from the past or present, but as a reverberating record and as the culmination of time's manifold potential to mend.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Somewhere a Cleaner, lockdown poems
    Somewhere a Cleaner, lockdown poems
    ISBN: 9780473547134
    Title: Somewhere a Cleaner, lockdown poems
    Author: ANON EDITED BY ?

    Somewhere a cleaner Poems by cleaners from around New Zealand During the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve all been thinking about essential services. Including cleaning. Cleaning is universal. It’s steeped in tradition and culture. It’s essential, it’s ordinary and it’s surprisingly poetic. Somewhere a cleaner captures the spirit, the highs and the lows, of this occupation that often falls below the radar. The poems range across hospitals, offices, marae, clocks, schools, boat hulls, sneakers and more. The poets themselves, a mix of novice and established writers, are equally diverse. Through songs, rhymes, deeply insightful poems and poignant small stories, this anthology gives a voice to a profession both invisible and indispensable. Endorsement: Having walked the corridors of hospitals for more than a few years, I can tell you that cleaners can sometimes be the best doctors of all. And now I find they can write some great poems too. This book is wonderfully democratic. The art here is in the work done before and beyond the writing. The endless picking up, mopping, smoothing and shining. And always, it seems, for someone else. These are poems with strong forearms. My deepest congratulations to every poet in this collection – and my long overdue thanks. I will never walk on a neatly mopped floor again. - Glenn Colquhoun

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Songs of Innocence & of Experience
    Songs of Innocence & of Experience
    ISBN: 9781529025859
    Title: Songs of Innocence & of Experience

    William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience includes some of the visionary poet's finest and best-loved poems such as 'The Lamb', 'The Chimney-Sweeper' and 'The Tiger'. 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 has a foreword by Peter Harness. Blake's work is instantly recognizable by its flamboyance and inventiveness. This gorgeous edition contains stunning reproductions of the fifty-four plates of the poems and illustrations together, which Blake etched himself and coloured by hand. Each has the poem printed on the facing page. Whilst Songs of Innocence captures the innocence of childhood, Songs of Experience is its contrary sequel.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
  • Squid Out of Water
    Squid Out of Water
    ISBN: 9781497559769
    Title: Squid Out of Water
    Author: KAMALI DAREN

    Honoring the Pacific Ocean and its many cultures and stories, Squid Out of Water is the second poetry collection of Daren Kamali, a poet, artist, and teacher of Fijian and Wallis and Futuna descent.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Summer Snow New Poems
    Summer Snow New Poems
    ISBN: 9780062950024
    Title: Summer Snow New Poems
    Author: HASS ROBERT

    A major collection of entirely new poems from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Time and Materials and The Apple Trees at OlemaA new volume of poetry from Robert Hass is always an event. In Summer Snow, his first collection of poems since 2010, Hass further affirms his position as one of our most highly regarded living poets. Hass's trademark careful attention to the natural world, his subtle humor, and the delicate but wide-ranging eye he casts on the human experience are fully on display in his masterful collection. Touching on subjects including the poignancy of loss, the serene and resonant beauty of nature, and the mutability of desire, Hass exhibits his virtuosic abilities, expansive intellect, and tremendous readability in one of his most ambitious and formally brilliant collections to date.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00
  • Sun & Her Flowers
    Sun & Her Flowers
    ISBN: 9781471165825
    Title: Sun & Her Flowers
    Author: KAUR RUPI

    From Rupi Kaur, the top ten Sunday Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. Illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. It is a celebration of love in all its forms.
    this is the recipe of life
    said my mother
    as she held me in her arms as i wept&
    think of those flowers you plant
    in the garden each year&
    they will teach you
    that people too
    must wilt
    in order to bloom

    Praise for Sunday Times bestseller milk and honey:

    'Kaur is at the forefront of a poetry renaissance' Observer
    'Kaur made her name with poems about love, life and grief. They resonate hugely' Sunday Times
    'Poems tackling feminism, love, trauma and healing in short lines as smooth as pop music' New York Times
    'Caught the imagination of a large, atypical poetry audience...Kaur knows the good her poetry does: it saves lives' Evening Standard
    'Breathing new life into poetry...It has people reading, and listening'& The Pool& &

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Ten Poems about Birds
    Ten Poems about Birds
    ISBN: 9781907598517
    Title: Ten Poems about Birds

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • That Reminds Me
    That Reminds Me
    ISBN: 9781529118599
    Title: That Reminds Me
    Author: DEREK OWUSU

    'A singular achievement.'
    Michael Donkor, Guardian

    'This story is brave and moving.'
    Kate Kellaway, Observer

    'Heartbreaking, important and original.'
    Christie Watson, author of THE LANGUAGE OF KINDNESS

    'Derek Owusu's writing is honest, moving, delicate, but tough. Once you lock on to his words, it is hard to break eye contact. A beautiful meditation on childhood, coming of age, the now, and the media. This work is heartfelt.'
    Benjamin Zephaniah

    'Honest and beautiful.'
    Guy Gunaratne, author of IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY

    'When writing is this honest, it soars. What an incredible use of language and truth.'
    Yrsa Daley-Ward
    Anansi, your four gifts raised to nyame granted you no power over the stories I tell...

    This is the story of K.

    K is sent into care before a year marks his birth. He grows up in fields and woods, and he is happy, he thinks. When K is eleven, the city reclaims him. He returns to an unknown mother and a part-time father, trading the fields for flats and a community that is alien to him. Slowly, he finds friends. Eventually, he finds love. He learns how to navigate the city. But as he grows, he begins to realise that he needs more than the city can provide. He is a man made of pieces. Pieces that are slowly breaking apart

    That Reminds Me is the story of one young man, from birth to adulthood, told in fragments of memory. It explores questions of identity, belonging, addiction, sexuality, violence, family and religion. It is a deeply moving and completely original work of literature from one of the brightest British writers of today.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
  • To Star the Dark
    To Star the Dark
    ISBN: 9781910251867
    Title: To Star the Dark

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
  • Trees, the Trees
    Trees, the Trees
    ISBN: 9781472154736
    Title: Trees, the Trees

    'Heather Christle's poems may well be one of the places readers turn when they want to know what it was like to be young and paying attention in the early 21st century . . . Her poems are wide awake' Mark Doty

    In The Trees The Trees, each new line is a sharp turn toward joy and heartbreak, and each poem unfolds like a bat through the wild meaninglessness of the world.

    'At least once per poem, you feel like the triple-bars just lined up in the slot machine window and you laugh or cry out' John Darnielle

    'Ecstatic, breathless, full of incandescent humour and wonder . . . Read and love her seemingly spontaneous utterances, spun from her rapt attention to daily life, nature, solitude, romance, to her own reeling and enchanting imagination' Cathy Park Hong

    'Heather Christle's poems are magical' James Tate

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Tropic of Squalor: Poems
    Tropic of Squalor: Poems
    ISBN: 9780062699831
    Title: Tropic of Squalor: Poems
    Author: KARR MARY

    A new volume of poetry from the New York Times bestselling and esteemed author of The Liar's Club and Lit.

    Long before she earned accolades for her genre-defining memoirs, Mary Karr was winning poetry prizes. Now the beloved author returns with a collection of bracing poems as visceral and deeply felt and hilarious as her memoirs. In Tropic of Squalor, Karr dares to address the numinous--that mystery some of us hope towards in secret, or maybe dare to pray to. The squalor of meaninglessness that every thoughtful person wrestles with sits at the core of human suffering, and Karr renders it with power--illness, death, love's agonized disappointments. Her brazen verse calls us out of our psychic swamplands and into that hard-won awareness of the divine hiding in the small moments that make us human. In a single poem she can generate tears, horror, empathy, laughter, and peace. She never preaches. But whether you're an adamant atheist, a pilgrim, or skeptically curious, these poems will urge you to find an inner light in the most baffling hours of darkness.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Truth about Magic
    Truth about Magic
    ISBN: 9781472267245
    Title: Truth about Magic
    Author: ATTICUS

    From the internationally bestselling author of Love Her Wild and The Dark Between Stars comes The Truth About Magic, a fresh, awakened journey outwards. An adventure into the great unknown.

    It's about finding ourselves, our purpose, and the simple joys of life. It's about lavender fields, drinking white wine out of oak barrels in vineyards, laughing until you cry, dancing in wood barns with people you love until the
    sun comes up, eating food that makes you say, 'wow,' making love on sandy beaches on the coast of Spain. It's a vibrant, transcendent journey into growth. A book that will leave you smiling, energised and booking flights to far off beaches.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Up in the Attic
    Up in the Attic
    ISBN: 9781529104943
    Title: Up in the Attic
    Author: AYRES PAM

    Sunday Times Bestseller
    The brand new collection of verse from the nation's favourite poet, Pam Ayres.

    With the same magic that has enchanted her fans for more than four decades, Pam's new collection is by turns hilarious, reflective and profound. From the dubious joy of being an exhausted, panic-stricken hostess in 'The Dinner Party' or feelings of unease about pub tableware in 'Don't Put My Dinner on the Slate!', to a poignant reflection of war in 'Down the Line'and the bittersweet nostalgia of 'Up in the Attic', this new collection will tickle and move readers in equal measure.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Whale Day & Other Poems
    Whale Day & Other Poems
    ISBN: 9780399589751
    Title: Whale Day & Other Poems

    A new collection from Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate and "America's favorite poet" (The Wall Street Journal)

    Billy Collins's new collection brings together more than fifty poems and showcases his deft mixing of the playful and the serious that has made him one of our country's most celebrated and widely read poets. Here are poems that leap with whimsy and imagination, yet stay grounded in the familiar, common things of everyday experience. Collins takes us for a walk with an impossibly ancient dog, discovers the original way to eat a banana, meets an Irish spider, and even invites us to his own funeral. Sensitive to the wonders of being alive as well as the thrill of mortality, Whale Day builds on and amplifies Collins's reputation as one of America's most interesting and durable poets.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $53.00
  • When I Grow up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities
    When I Grow up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities
    ISBN: 9781942683339
    Title: When I Grow up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities
    Author: CHEN CHEN






    In this ferocious and tender debut, Chen Chen investigates inherited forms of love and family--the strained relationship between a mother and son, the cost of necessary goodbyes--all from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives. Holding all accountable, this collection fully embraces the loss, grief, and abundant joy that come with charting one's own path in identity, life, and love.

    In the Hospital

    My mother was in the hospital & everyone wanted to be my friend.
    But I was busy making a list: good dog, bad citizen, short
    skeleton, tall mocha. Typical Tuesday.
    My mother was in the hospital & no one wanted to be her friend.
    Everyone wanted to be soft cooing sympathies. Very reasonable
    pigeons. No one had the time & our solution to it
    was to buy shinier watches. We were enamored with
    what our wrists could declare. My mother was in the hospital
    & I didn't want to be her friend. Typical son. Tall latte, short tale,
    bad plot, great wifi in the atypical caf#65533;. My mother was in the hospital
    & she didn't want to be her friend. She wanted to be the family
    grocery list. Low-fat yogurt, firm tofu. She didn't trust my father
    to be it.You always forget something, she said,even when
    I do the list for you. Even then.

    Chen Chen was born in Xiamen, China, and grew up in Massachusetts. His work has appeared in two chapbooks and in such publications asPoetry, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Best of the Net, andThe Best American Poetry. The recipient of the 2016 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, he has been awarded fellowships from Kundiman, the Saltonstall Foundation, Lambda Literary, and in 2015, he was a finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships. He earned his BA at Hampshire College and his MFA at Syracuse University. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in English and Creative Writing at Texas Tech University. Chen lives in Lubbock, Texas, with his partner, Jeff Gilbert, and their pug dog, Rupert Giles.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Where Hope Comes From: Poems of Resilience, Healing & Light
    Where Hope Comes From: Poems of Resilience, Healing & Light
    ISBN: 9781398702769
    Title: Where Hope Comes From: Poems of Resilience, Healing & Light
    Author: GILL NIKITA

    Written against the backdrop of global crisis, Nikita Gill's new collection Where Hope Comes From shines a light into the darkness as we begin our journey back to hope. Weaving words that explore our collective trauma, her poetry takes us on a journey through the five stages of grief to the five stages of hope through the life cycle of a star. The collection features her most popular poems to date Love in the Time of Coronavirus and How to be Strong, alongside new material and beautiful watercolour illustrations.

    If you, or someone you know is mourning the loss of a loved one, or a way of life; let Nikita's words help you through the process to heal.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Whereas: Poems
    Whereas: Poems
    ISBN: 9781555977672
    Title: Whereas: Poems

    Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry

    WHEREAS her birth signaled the responsibility as mother to teach what it is to be Lakota therein the question: What did I know about being Lakota? Signaled panic, blood rush my embarrassment. What did I know of our language but pieces? Would I teach her to be pieces? Until a friend comforted, Don't worry, you and your daughter will learn together. Today she stood sunlight on her shoulders lean and straight to share a song in Diné, her father's language. To sing she motions simultaneously with her hands; I watch her be in multiple musics.

    --from "WHEREAS Statements"

    WHEREAS confronts the coercive language of the United States government in its responses, treaties, and apologies to Native American peoples and tribes, and reflects that language in its officiousness and duplicity back on its perpetrators. Through a virtuosic array of short lyrics, prose poems, longer narrative sequences, resolutions, and disclaimers, Layli Long Soldier has created a brilliantly innovative text to examine histories, landscapes, her own writing, and her predicament inside national affiliations. "I am," she writes, "a citizen of the United States and an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, meaning I am a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation--and in this dual citizenship I must work, I must eat, I must art, I must mother, I must friend, I must listen, I must observe, constantly I must live." This strident, plaintive book introduces a major new voice in contemporary literature.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • William Carlos Williams Selected Poems
    William Carlos Williams Selected Poems
    ISBN: 9780811209588
    Title: William Carlos Williams Selected Poems

    "No poetry is more fresh, more immediate, more deftly challenging," writes editor Robert Pinsky. "William Carlos Williams is at the center of one of poetry's greatest historical flowerings." A poet of astonishing range and inventiveness, Williams was at once a daring formal innovator, one of the band of modernists who transformed American poetry, and an intimate, sometimes savagely frank chronicler of the life and landscape of his native New Jersey.

    From the beginning he pursued an independent course, creating a diverse and unfailingly vital body of work, from the hard-edged experiments of Spring and All to the fluent lyricism of "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower." His influence on generations of poets has been indelible, and as this masterful new selection demonstrates, his poems retain their capacity to astonish and delight.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00

  • Witch
    ISBN: 9781908058621
    Title: Witch

    WITCH is a strange, visceral and darkly witty debut by a startling new voice in British poetry. Rebecca Tamas reckons with blood and earth, mysticism and the devil, witch trials and the suffragettes, gender and sexuality. At turns lyrical, philosophical and obscene, WITCH evokes the intimate, sensual power of nature and merges it with the revolutionary potential of women's voices.

    These are poems as spells - spells against suppression, silence and obedience; hexes that cling to your body like sweat, full of a messy, violent joy, `a small, bright, filthy song'. Feminist, ecological and occult, WITCH grabs history and shakes it, demanding: `Wake me up when it really gets started'.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • World's Wife
    World's Wife
    ISBN: 9781509852666
    Title: World's Wife

    Who? Him. The Husband. Hero. Hunk.
    The Boy Next Door. The Paramour. The Je t'adore.

    Behind every famous man is a great woman--and from the quick-tongued Mrs. Darwin to the lascivious Frau Freud, from the adoring Queen Kong to the long-suffering wife of the Devil himself, each one steps from her counterpart's shadow to tell her side of the story in this irresistible collection. Original, subversive, full of imagination and quicksilver wit, this is Carol Ann Duffy at her beguiling best.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00

  • Yellow Moon - E Marama Rengarenga: Selected Poems
    Yellow Moon - E Marama Rengarenga: Selected Poems
    ISBN: 9780473510718
    Title: Yellow Moon - E Marama Rengarenga: Selected Poems

    Maringikura writes powerful poetry from the heart, writing on subjects close to her such as her family and her Tongareva Northern Cook Islands ancestry as well as socio-political observances from her daily life. Maringikura writes accessible, honest and hard-hitting poetry that many will enjoy and is sure to bring her a wide readership.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Zonal
    ISBN: 9780571338245
    Title: Zonal
    Author: PATERSON DON

    Don Paterson's new collection of poetry starts from the premise that the crisis of mid-life may be a permanent state of mind. Zonal is an experiment in science-fictional and fantastic autobiography, with all of its poems taking their imaginative cue from the first season of The Twilight Zone (1959-1960), playing fast and loose with both their source material and their author's own life. Narrative and dramatic in approach, genre-hopping from horror to Black Mirror-style sci-fi, 'weird tale' to metaphysical fantasy, these poems change voices constantly in an attempt to get at the truth by alternate means. Occupying the shadowlands between confession and invention, Zonal takes us to places and spaces that feel endlessly surprising, uncanny and limitless.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
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