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The Mining Road

by Leanne O'Sullivan

The Mining Road, Leanne O'Sullivan’s third poetry collection, finds inspiration in the disused copper mines that haunt the rugged terrain around Allihies, near her home at Beara, in West Cork. Like remnants...


The Blue Den

by Stephanie Norgate

In The Blue Den, people travel along the edges of roads, landscapes and emotions. The poems give voice to a stream under ice, a flooded road, and an ant beneath the sky. Strongly visual and imaginative, these...


The Pleasure Ground: Poems 1952-2012

by Richard Murphy

Richard Murphy, now in his eighties, is one of Ireland’s most distinguished poets, known particularly for poems drawing on the people and history of the west of Ireland with classical rigour and 'unvarnished'...


Omnesia (remix)

by W.N. Herbert

Omnesia' is Bill Herbert's melding of omniscience and amnesia, the modern condition of thinking we can know everything about our world but, in actuality, retaining dangerously little. This doubly impressive...


Omnesia (alternative text)

by W.N. Herbert

Omnesia' is Bill Herbert's melding of omniscience and amnesia, the modern condition of thinking we can know everything about our world but, in actuality, retaining dangerously little. This doubly impressive...


Later

by Philip Gross

Challenging and tender, these poems are a rite of passage. Philip Gross's much praised previous collection, Deep Field, explored the loosening connections between the self and language in his refugee father's...


Bad Machine

by George Szirtes

The body is the 'bad machine' of George Szirtes' latest book of poems. The sudden death of his elderly father and of his younger friend, the poet Michael Murphy, remind him how machines – sources of energy...


Dear World & Everyone In It: new poetry in the UK

by Nathan Hamilton

Dear World & Everyone In It is a ground-breaking new poetry anthology presenting the work of over 60 of the most talented and interesting young poets currently writing in the UK. Chosen by one of the country's...


Deep Field

by Philip Gross

In his nineties Philip Gross’s father, a wartime refugee, began to lose his several languages, first to deafness, then profound aphasia. Deeply thought as well as deeply felt, these poems reach into that gulf...


Complete Poetry, Translations & Selected Prose

by Bernard Spencer & Peter Robinson

Bernard Spencer (1909-63) was a distinctive voice in 20th-century English poetry, and a central figure in the Personal Landscape group of wartime Cairo writers. He spent much of his life working for the British...


The Long and the Short of It: Poems 1955-2010

by Roy Fisher

This new expanded edition of The Long and the Short of It covers 55 years of Roy Fisher's poetry. Playing the language, pleasuring the imagination and teasing the senses, Fisher’s witty, inventive and anarchic...


The Burning of the Books and other poems

by George Szirtes

The title-poem of George Szirtes’ The Burning of the Books and other poems is the core of this collection of narrative sequences by a writer who came to Britain as a child refugee after the Hungarian Uprising....


Mappa Mundi

by Philip Gross

The medieval Mappa Mundi showed the real world hedged about with wonders. Philip Gross's poems in Mappa Mundi are as vividly observed and sometimes fabulous as the traveller's tales of antiquity. Like those...


The Egg of Zero

by Philip Gross

The zero at the heart of these poems is not nothing – not simply absence, forgetting or loss, though there are moving elegies among them. This is a not-quite-definable O that gives surprising edge to life and...


Stone Milk

by Anne Stevenson

The poems of Stone Milk address the way the written word preserves yet distorts the lives depending on it for fame or survival. Anne Stevenson’s highly engaging new collection opens with A Lament for the Makers,...


The Poems of Emma Lazarus, Volume II: Jewish Poems and Translations

by Emma Lazarus

New York City–based poet Emma Lazarus (1849–87) is best known for "The New Colossus," which is inscribed upon the base of the Statue of Liberty. The highly respected writer and intellectual corresponded...


The Poems of Emma Lazarus, Volume I: Narrative, Lyric, and Dramatic

by Emma Lazarus

New York City–based poet Emma Lazarus (1849–87) is best known for "The New Colossus," which is inscribed upon the base of the Statue of Liberty. The highly respected writer and intellectual corresponded...


A Better Life

by John McAuliffe

The world of John McAuliffe’s ?rst book is surprisingly populous, even social. The poems are grounded in speech and conversation and are consistently alert to that moment when one thing changes into another...


Miracles & Extraordinary Blessings

by Lynn C Johnston

Miracles & Extraordinary Blessings is an inspirational collection of short stories and poems commemorating our gratitude for those who have blessed us in this world and answered our prayers in the next. These...


Second Childhood

by Fanny Howe

The new poetry collection by Fanny Howe, whose “body of work seems larger, stranger, and more permanent with each new book she publishes” (Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize citation)

People want to be poets for reasons...