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  • 100 LOVE SONNETS / BILINGUAL EDITION
    100 LOVE SONNETS / BILINGUAL EDITION
    NERUDA PABLO
    ISBN: 9780292756519
    Title: 100 LOVE SONNETS / BILINGUAL EDITION
    Author: NERUDA PABLO
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    "The happiness I feel in offering these to you is vast as a savanna," Pablo Neruda wrote his adored wife, Matilde Urrutia de Neruda, in his dedication of "One Hundred Love Sonnets."

    Set against the backdrop of his beloved Isla Negra, these joyfully sensual poems draw on the wind and tides, the white sand with its scattering of delicate wildflowers, and the hot sun and salty scent of the sea to celebrate their love. Generations of lovers since Pablo and Matilde have shared these poems with each other, making "One Hundred Love Sonnets" one of the most popular books of poetry of all time.

    This beautifully redesigned volume, perfect for gift-giving, presents both the original Spanish sonnets and graceful English translations.

    Imprint: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
    RRP: $25.99

    Price: $25.99
  • 101 SONNETS
    101 SONNETS
    PATERSON DON (ED)
    ISBN: 9780571278732
    Title: 101 SONNETS
    Author: PATERSON DON (ED)
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Poets have been fascinated and challenged by the sonnet ever since it was imported from Italy to England in the sixteenth century. With its fourteen lines, inexhaustibly variable, it has met particular needs of almost every major poet from Thomas Wyatt to Paul Muldoon.
    Don Paterson, himself an adept of the form, has devised an anthology that is both a sharing of personal favourites and a celebration of high moments in the sonnet's history. His introduction and wonderfully insightful notes provide a history and commentary that will prove illuminating to the casual reader and indispensable to the student or aspiring sonneteer.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 40 SONNETS
    40 SONNETS
    PATERSON DON
    ISBN: 9780571310913
    Title: 40 SONNETS
    Author: PATERSON DON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Winner of the 2015 Costa Poetry Award. A new collection from the award-winning and much-loved poet.

    This new collection from Don Paterson, his first since the Forward prize-winning Rain in 2009, is a series of forty sonnets. Some take a more traditional form, some are highly experimental, but what these poems share is a lyrical intelligence and musical gift that has been visible in his work since his first book of poems, Nil Nil, in 2009. Addressed to children, friends and enemies, the living and the dead, musicians, poets and dogs, these poems display an ambition in their scope and tonal range matched by the breadth of their concerns. Here, voices call home from the blackout and the airlock, the storm cave and the seance, the coalshed, the war, the ringroad, the forest and the sea. These are voices frustrated by distance, by shot glass and bar rail, by the dark, leaving the 'sound that fades up from the hiss, / like a glass some random downdraught had set ringing, / now full of its only note, its lonely call . . .'

    In 40 Sonnets Paterson returns to some of his central themes - contradiction and strangeness, tension and transformation, the dream world, and the divided self - in some of the most powerful and formally assured poems he has written to date. This is a rich and accomplished new work from one of the foremost poets writing in English today.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ACROSS THE LAND AND THE WATER: SELECTED POEMS 1964-2001
    ACROSS THE LAND AND THE WATER: SELECTED POEMS 1964-2001
    SEBALD W G
    ISBN: 9780141044866
    Title: ACROSS THE LAND AND THE WATER: SELECTED POEMS 1964-2001
    Author: SEBALD W G
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Across the Land and the Water brings together poems from throughout W. G. Sebald's life as well as additional works found after his death.
    Arranged chronologically, from his student days in the 1960s to the longer narratives he worked on in the 1980s, these poems are suffused by the themes which dominated Sebald's books. Here you will find subtle vignettes on nature and history, death and memory, journeys and landscapes, each short piece filled with insight, sensitivity and brilliance.

    'When you read Sebald you are transported to another realm. Reading him is a truly sublime experience.' Literary Review

    'Gracefully unsettling. The poems invest every landscape with an archaeologist's sense of the pain, toil and loss secreted in each layer of soil.' Independent

    'How fortunate we are to have this writer's startling imagination freshly on display once again. A rich collection, full of little mysterious.' Billy Collins, former United States Poet Laureate

    'Shows a humane and complex intelligence and deserve a place next to Sebald's prose output.' New Statesman

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AENEID : BOOK VI
    AENEID : BOOK VI
    HEANEY SEAMUS
    ISBN: 9780571327324
    Title: AENEID : BOOK VI
    Author: HEANEY SEAMUS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: APRIL 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Heaney's final work, a beautiful version of the Aeneid, now available in paperback.

    In a momentous publication, Seamus Heaney's translation of Book VI of the Aeneid, Virgil's epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into the underworld. In Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, Heaney acknowledged the importance of the poem to his writing, noting that 'there's one Virgilian journey that has indeed been a constant presence, and that is Aeneas's venture into the underworld. The motifs in Book VI have been in my head for years - the golden bough, Charon's barge, the quest to meet the shade of the father.'

    In this new translation, Heaney employs the same deft handling of the original combined with the immediacy of language and flawless poetic voice as was on show in his translation of Beowulf, a reimagining which, in the words of Bernard O'Donoghue, brought the ancient poem back to life in 'a miraculous mix of the poem's original spirit and Heaney's voice'.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • AKHENATEN
    AKHENATEN
    PORTER DOROTHY
    ISBN: 9780330424233
    Title: AKHENATEN
    Author: PORTER DOROTHY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Akhenaten was a fascinating, shadowy figure in Egyptian history – archaeologists have discovered attempts to eradicate all traces of his brief reign, but enough remains to tell a remarkable story of incest, heresy, androgyny and a massive cult of personality.

    Like Albert Camus celebrated Caligula, Dorothy Porter's Akhenaten is an attractive warped megalomaniac who attempted to construct an heretical religion around one Sun God, with himself at the centre.Akhenaten is a novel in verse that captures the obsessive, erotic nature of its central figure. It is a towering achievement.

    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ALL AT ONCE : PROSE POEMS
    ALL AT ONCE : PROSE POEMS
    WILLIAMS C K
    ISBN: 9780374535100
    Title: ALL AT ONCE : PROSE POEMS
    Author: WILLIAMS C K
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    C. K. Williams has never been afraid to push the boundaries of poetic form-in fact, he's known for it, with long, narrative lines that compel, enthrall, and ensnare. In his latest work, All at Once, Williams again embodies this spirit of experimentation, carving out fresh spaces for himself and surprising his readers once more with inventions both formal and lyrical. Somewhere between prose poems, short stories, and personal essays, the musings in this collection are profound, personal, witty, and inventive-sometimes all at once. Here are the starkly beautiful images that also pepper his poems: a neighbor's white butane tank in March "glares in the sunlight, raw and unseemly, like a breast inappropriately unclothed in the painful chill." Here are the tender, masterful sketches of characters Williams has encountered: a sign painter and skid-row denizen who makes an impression on the young soon-to-be poet with his "terrific focus, an intensity I'd never seen in an adult before." And here are a husband's hymns to his beloved wife, to her laughter, which "always has something keen and sweet to it, an edge of something like song." This is a book that provokes pathos and thought, that inspires sympathy and contemplation. It is both fiercely representative of Williams's work and like nothing he's written before - a collection to be admired, celebrated, and above all read again and again.

    Imprint: FARRAR STRAUS GIROUX
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • ALL OF US : THE COLLECTED POEMS
    ALL OF US : THE COLLECTED POEMS
    CARVER RAYMOND
    ISBN: 9780375703805
    Title: ALL OF US : THE COLLECTED POEMS
    Author: CARVER RAYMOND
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In the late '70s and early '80s, Raymond Carver's spare, moving fiction had an impact on American letters like nothing before or since. But Carver began life as a poet, and it might be argued that in their striking rhythms, their almost lyric compression, his stories resemble nothing so much as narrative verse. In All of Us, his collected poems, we find what his widow, Tess Gallagher, calls "the spiritual current out of which he moved to write the short stories." Played out against the quintessential Carver emotional landscapes of loneliness and alcohol and not enough money, these poems seem to contain the seeds of his stories within them, sometimes caught in a single image, line, or idea. Any Carver aficionado will experience shivers of recognition while reading this volume: how the final moments of "My Dad's Wallet" ("our breath coming and going") transmute into the "human noise we sat there making" in "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love"; the way the early poem "Distress Sale" resonates in the garage sale of his "Why Don't We Dance."

    "The poems give themselves as easily and unselfconsciously as breath," Gallagher writes in her introduction, and it's true. But just because they are plainspoken, don't mistake these for the doodles of a fiction writer whiling away the time between stories. Carver's poems have a lyric momentum all their own, never more evident than in his final poems, written months and in some cases just weeks before his death; Carver seems to have broken away from everything but the simplest and most direct forms of expression. This is language burnished to its essentials, heartbreaking in its very clarity. Witness the final words he ever wrote, in "Last Fragment":

    And did you get what
    you wanted from this life, even so?
    I did.
    And what did you want?
    To call myself beloved, to feel myself
    beloved on the earth.

    That much, surely, he did. Carver lived a decade longer than he had any right to expect, lived to give us some of his most powerful work: two of his three books of stories, almost all of these poems. Nearly dead from alcoholism, he was granted a 10-year reprieve--"pure gravy," he calls that time, in one poem--and so were we. --Mary Park

    Imprint: VINTAGE U.S.A.
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ANDREW MARVELL : POEMS SELECTED BY SEAN OBRIEN
    ANDREW MARVELL : POEMS SELECTED BY SEAN OBRIEN
    MARVELL ANDREW / OBRIEN SEAN
    ISBN: 9780571235483
    Title: ANDREW MARVELL : POEMS SELECTED BY SEAN OBRIEN
    Author: MARVELL ANDREW / OBRIEN SEAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to some of the greatest poets of our literature. Andrew Marvell was born in Yorkshire in 1624 and was educated in Hull and Cambridge. He became the unofficial laureate to Cromwell and in 1657 he took over from Milton as the Latin Secretary to the Council of State. Famed as a satirist during his lifetime Marvell was a virtually unknown lyric poet until rediscovered in the nineteenth century. However, it was only after the First World War that his poetry gained popularity thanks to the efforts of T. S. Eliot and Sir Herbert Grierson. Marvell died in 1678.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $14.00

    Price: $14.00
  • ARCHY AND MEHITABEL : ANNOTATED
    ARCHY AND MEHITABEL : ANNOTATED
    MARQUIS DON
    ISBN: 9780143039754
    Title: ARCHY AND MEHITABEL : ANNOTATED
    Author: MARQUIS DON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Generations of readers have delighted in the work of the great American humorist Don Marquis, who was frequently compared to Mark Twain.
    These free-verse poems, which first appeared in Marquis's New York newspaper columns, revolve around the escapades of Archy, the philosophical cockroach who was once a poet, and Mehitabel, a streetwise alley cat who was once Cleopatra. Reincarnated as the lowest creatures on the social scale, they prowl the rowdy streets of New York City in between the world wars. The antics of these two immortal characters are now made available for the first time in their original order of publication in this unique, comprehensive collection, which features many poems never before reprinted.

    First time in Penguin Classics Archy and Mehitabel is considered the inspiration for E.B. White's Charlotte's WebFeatures many new poems never reprinted since they were first published early in the twentieth century Introduction places Marquis in the context of American humor and the history of satire.

    Imprint: PENG US
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • ARIA
    ARIA
    HOLLAND-BATT SARAH
    ISBN: 9780702236754
    Title: ARIA
    Author: HOLLAND-BATT SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Winner of the 2007 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize

    Sarah Holland-Batt's Aria, winner of the 2007 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, is an impressive addition to this award-winning series. Like piano music heard through a high window, her language is haunting but entirely of this world. The poems are awake to the dark constellations of art and history, to what momentarily is, and to what flows endlessly on.

    Former winners of the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize include Jaya Savige, Nathan Shepherdson and Angela Gardner.



    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    RRP: $24.95
    Price: $24.95
  • ARIEL
    ARIEL
    PLATH SYLVIA
    ISBN: 9780571310128
    Title: ARIEL
    Author: PLATH SYLVIA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Ariel (1965) contains many of Sylvia Plath's best known poems written in an extraordinary burst of creativity just before her death in 1963. The first of four collections to be published by Faber & Faber, it is the volume on which her reputation as one of the most original, daring and gifted poets of the twentieth century rests . . .

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ARIEL
    ARIEL
    PLATH SYLVIA
    ISBN: 9780571322725
    Title: ARIEL
    Author: PLATH SYLVIA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Ariel, first published in 1965, contains many of Sylvia Plath's best-known poems, written in an extraordinary burst of creativity just before her death in 1963. Including poems such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Edge', 'Daddy' and 'Paralytic', it was the first of four collections to be published by Faber & Faber. Ariel is the volume on which Sylvia Plath's reputation as one of the most original, daring and gifted poets of the twentieth century rests...'Since she died my mother has been dissected, analysed, reinterpreted, reinvented, fictionalized, and in some cases completely fabricated. It comes down to this: her own words describe her best, her ever-changing moods defining the way she viewed her world and the manner in which she pinned down her subjects with a merciless eye.' - from Frieda Hughes's introduction to Ariel

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $12.99

    Price: $12.99
  • ARIEL : RESTORED EDITION
    ARIEL : RESTORED EDITION
    PLATH SYLVIA
    ISBN: 9780571236091
    Title: ARIEL : RESTORED EDITION
    Author: PLATH SYLVIA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Upon the publication of her posthumous volume of poetry, Ariel, in the mid-1960s, Sylvia Plath became a household name. Readers may be surprised to learn that the draft of Ariel left behind by Sylvia Plath when she died in 1963 is different from the volume of poetry eventually published to worldwide acclaim.This facsimile edition restores, for the first time, the selection and arrangement of the poems as Sylvia Plath left them at the point of her death. In addition to the facsimile pages of Sylvia Plath's manuscript, this edition also includes in facsimile the complete working drafts of the title poem 'Ariel' in order to offer a sense of Plath's creative process, as well as notes the author made for the BBC about some of the manuscript's poems.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ART OF LOSING : POEMS OF GRIEF AND HEALING
    ART OF LOSING : POEMS OF GRIEF AND HEALING
    YOUNG KEVIN
    ISBN: 9781608194667
    Title: ART OF LOSING : POEMS OF GRIEF AND HEALING
    Author: YOUNG KEVIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Art of Losing is the first anthology of its kind, delivering poetry with a purpose. Editor Kevin Young has introduced and selected 150 devastatingly beautiful poems that embrace the pain and heartbreak of mourning. Divided into five sections (Reckoning, Remembrance, Rituals, Recovery, and Redemption), with poems by some of our most beloved poets as well as the best of the current generation of poets, The Art of Losing is the ideal gift for a loved one in a time of need and for use by therapists, ministers, rabbis, and palliative care workers who tend to those who are experiencing loss...

    Among the poets included: Elizabeth Alexander, W. H. Auden, Amy Clampitt, Billy Collins, Emily Dickinson, Louise Gluck, Ted Hughes, Galway Kinnell, Kenneth Koch, Philip Larkin, Li-Young Lee, Philip Levine, Marianne Moore, Sharon Olds, Mary Oliver, Robert Pinsky, Adrienne Rich, Theodore Roethke, Anne Sexton, Wallace Stevens, Dylan Thomas, Derek Walcott, and James Wright.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ARTHUR RIMBAUD : COMPLETE WORKS
    ARTHUR RIMBAUD : COMPLETE WORKS
    RIMBAUD ARTHUR
    ISBN: 9780061561771
    Title: ARTHUR RIMBAUD : COMPLETE WORKS
    Author: RIMBAUD ARTHUR
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The complete works of the notorious Arthur Rimbaud, one of the most influential and widely read poets of all time One of the world's most influential poets, Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) is remembered as much for his volatile personality and tumultuous life as he is for his writings, almost all of which he produced before the age of twenty.

    Paul Schmidt's acclaimed collection brings together his complete poetry, prose, and letters, including "The Drunken Boat," "The Orphans' New Year," "After the Flood," and "A Season in Hell." Complete Works is divided into eight "seasons"-Childhood, the Open Road, War, the Tormented Heart, the Visionary, the Damned Soul, a Few Belated Cowardices, and the Man with the Wind at His Heels-that reflect the facets of Rimbaud's life.

    Imprint: HARPER U S
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
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