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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...


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...


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 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 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...


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...


The Deleted World

by Tomas Transtromer & Robin Robertson

A short selection of haunting, meditative poems from the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature

Tomas Tranströmer can be clearly recognized not just as Sweden's most important poet, but as a writer of...


Ashes for Breakfast

by Durs Grünbein & Michael Hofmann

The first English translation of Germany's leading contemporary poet.

...what is the whole surreal jokeshop

of terrors compared to the

infinitely chance little

tricks of a poem.

--from "MonoLogical Poem #1"

Born in...


There Will Be No More Nonsense

by Lorraine Mariner

Furniture, Lorraine Mariner's debut collection, was shortlisted for both the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize. Her poetry is sharp, quirky and skilful.

Praise...


Bedouin of the London Evening: Collected Poems: Ebook with audio

by Rosemary Tonks

The disappearance of the poet Rosemary Tonks in the 1970s was one of the literary world’s most tantalising mysteries – the subject of a BBC feature in 2009 called The Poet Who Vanished.

After publishing two...


You Must Remember This: Poems

by Michael Bazzett

A woozy logic dominates these poems: a heart can become a buzzing hive of bees, a rooster can trigger a series of bombs, a young man can embrace a city bus as his spirit animal. Yet Bazzett slices through his...


Kill or Cure

by Anne Waldman

“Kill Or Cure,” a bold prescriptive for these apocalyptic days, brings together substantial new work as well as the best of Anne Waldman's previously uncollected poetry. It includes credos, manifestos, dreams,...


The Voice in the wilderness

by Wang Lin

Balzac said, “I crushed every obstacle.” – He is a hero. Hero is to be a hero to encourage a lifetime of people. Kafka said, “Every one obstacle to crush me.” – He is a wise man. Wise man is to reveal...


Voice Over: a nomadic conversation with Mahmoud Darwish

by Breyten Breytenbach

Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian poet (1941 - 9 August 2008), was a friend. I was on Gorée Island when I learned of his death during the course of an open-heart intervention in Houston, America. We had been...


Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys

National Book Critics Circle for Poetry 2012

by D. A. Powell

*Winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry*

I have this rearrangement to make:

symbolic death, my backward glance.

The way the past is a kind of future

leaning against the sporty hood....


Selected Poems 1988-2013

by Seamus Heaney

A new edition of the later selected work of a Nobel Prize-winning poet

Often considered to be "the greatest poet of our age" (The Guardian), Seamus Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995 "for...