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Wayfare

by Pattiann Rogers

A lively new collection from one of America's most celebrated contemporary poets

Denise Levertov has called acclaimed poet Pattiann Rogers "a visionary of reality, perceiving the material world with such intensity...


At the Time of Partition

by Moniza Alvi

This book-length poem is set at the time of the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 when thousands of people were killed in civil unrest and millions displaced, with families later split between the two...


Murmur

by Menna Elfyn, Elin ap Hywel & Joseph P. Clancy

Menna Elfyn's latest collection in Welsh and English is full of murmurings, such as the need ‘to walk the earth as if there’s a baby sleeping next door’. Murmur is a poetry of meditation, from the reverberations...


Finding a Leg to Stand On: New & Selected Poems

by Connie Bensley

Connie Bensley’s poems are sharply satirical, often poking fun at social pretence and suburban pretension. They present a comedy of manners in which mismatched characters are bounced between love, death and...


Nine Fathom Deep

by David Constantine

Like the work of the European poets who have nourished him, David Constantine’s poetry is informed by a profoundly humane vision of the world. In his title-poem – which illuminates the themes of the whole...


Dragon Talk

by Fleur Adcock

After the appearance of Fleur Adcock's Poems 1960-2000 she wrote no more poems for several years. This cessation coincided with – but was not entirely caused by – her giving up smoking. When poetry returned...


Glass Wings

by Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock’s title refers to the transparent, glittering wings of some of the species – bees, mosquitoes, dragonflies – celebrated or lamented in a sequence of poems on encounters with arthropods, from...


Roget's Illusion

by Linda Bierds

"Her poems, with their constantly surprising delicacy and their language rich with insight and a sensuous music, radiate real power and authority and animal presence." -W. S. Merwin (U.S. Poet Laureate, 2010...


Another Reason

by Carl Dennis

From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Ruth Lilly Prize

The poems in Carl Dennis's new collection Another Reason assume that our efforts to reason with ourselves and with others about what matters to...


The Four Ancient Books of Wales

by William F. Skene

THE dissolution of the religious houses in Wales during the reign of Henry VIII, and the dispersion of their libraries, led to many Welsh manuscripts passing into the hands of private individuals. Collections...


Canti

by Giacomo Leopardi & Jonathan Galassi

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011  Giacomo Leopardi is Italy’s greatest modern poet, the first European writer to portray and examine the self in a way that feels familiar to us today. A great classical...


When Hearts Are Trumps

by Thomas Winthrop Hall

The verse in this volume were selected from works that had appeared in various periodicals, LIFE, TRUTH, TOWN TOPICS, VOGUE, and MUNSEY'S MAGAZINE during the five years 1893-1898 and whose editors kindly gave...


The Wreck of the Archangel

by George Mackay Brown

This collection of the poetry of George Mackay Brown centres on the theme of journeys - including an ill-fated 19th century trip ending off the Orkney island of Westray, from which the book takes its title.


SkateFate

by Jane Austen & Juan Felipe Herrera

I wanted to roar out

touch things i had never touched. to see if it was true. was i still here was this life still here. on this side. whatever you call it dude. wanted to touch everything like van Gogh touched...


Directing Herbert White

by James Franco

The debut poetry collection by the actor, director, and writer James Franco

I’m a nocturnal creature,

And I’m here to cheat time.

You can see time and exhaustion

Taking pay from my face—

 

In fifty years

My...


The Collected Poems of Amy Clampitt

by Amy Clampitt

When Amy Clampitt's first book of poems, The Kingfisher, was published in January 1983, the response was jubilant. The poet was sixty-three years old, and there had been no debut like hers in recent memory....


Selected Poems

by Amy Clampitt & Mary Jo Salter

When Amy Clampitt’s first collection, The Kingfisher, was published, it was hailed as that rare first book that “signals a major poet in full bloom” (Los Angeles Times). Its author was sixty-three years...


Bicentennial: Poems

by Dan Chiasson

From the acclaimed poet—a refreshing, singular collection of poems about boys and boyhood, historical cycles and personal history, memory and meaning.

 

Bicentennial summons the world of Chiasson’s seventies...


Paul Cookson's Joke Shop

by Paul Cookson

Paul Cookson’s Joke Shop brings together his favourite poems, his funniest poems and his most memorable poems - as well as a selection of brand new unpublished favourites.

Twenty five years of laughter can...


Nation, Language, Islam

by Helen M. Faller

A detailed academic treatise of the history of nationality in Tatarstan. The book demonstrates how state collapse and national revival influenced the divergence of worldviews among ex-Soviet people in Tatarstan,...