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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • AFLOAT IN LIGHT
    AFLOAT IN LIGHT
    ADES DAVID
    ISBN: 9781742589466
    Title: AFLOAT IN LIGHT
    Author: ADES DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    David Adès’ luminous and honest collection, Afloat in Light, is chiefly a celebration of fatherhood and of paying attention, utilising Simone Weil’s notion that ‘attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity’. The collection extends to existence and loss, and a discourse on motive and meaning. Maps and moral compass are never far away in such explorations and like all good navigators Adès consults the moon and the stars to guide him through emotional terrain that crosses the globe via Australia, India and the United States. Poems about connection and love—familial, intimate, parental and friendship—hold their weight of history via scar tissue and heritage to allow ‘a vast and full space to fill the maps of our lives’.

    Imprint: UWA PUBLISHING
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • AGONIST
    AGONIST
    DEO SHASTRA
    ISBN: 9780702259746
    Title: AGONIST
    Author: DEO SHASTRA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SEPTEMBER 2017 NEW RELEAS

    In its wildness, originality and vitality, this collection announces a distinctive new poetic voice. Like the agonist that binds to a receptor to start a chemical response, these poems conduct experiments with the poetics of attachment, spark and charge. Found poetries adjoin explorations of the limits of form, where the languages of anatomy, etymology and incantation mingle. Together, they craft conversations about fracture and repair, energy, love, and danger.

    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    RRP: $24.95

    Price: $24.95
  • AIMLESS LOVE : NEW AND SELECTED POEMS
    AIMLESS LOVE : NEW AND SELECTED POEMS
    COLLINS BILLY
    ISBN: 9781447252504
    Title: AIMLESS LOVE : NEW AND SELECTED POEMS
    Author: COLLINS BILLY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Aimless Love combines more than fifty new poems with selections from four previous books - Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead. Collins's unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, is clearly heard on every page, reminding us how he has managed to enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expand its audience. His work is featured in top literary magazines such as the New Yorker, Poetry, and the Atlantic, and he is a strong draw at reading venues across the country.

    Appearing regularly in The Best American Poetry series, his poems appeal to readers and live audiences far and wide and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. By turns playful, ironic, and serious, Collins's poetry captures the nuances of everyday life while leading the reader into zones of inspired wonder. In the poet's own words, he hopes that his poems 'begin in Kansas and end in Oz'. Touching on the themes of love, loss, joy, and poetry itself, these poems showcase the best work of this 'poet of plenitude, irony, and Augustan grace' (New Yorker).

    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • 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 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
  • 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: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 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
  • 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
  • ASHES IN THE AIR : UQP POETRY SERIES
    ASHES IN THE AIR : UQP POETRY SERIES
    ALIZADEH ALI
    ISBN: 9780702238727
    Title: ASHES IN THE AIR : UQP POETRY SERIES
    Author: ALIZADEH ALI
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • BANJO PATERSON : COLLECTED VERSE
    BANJO PATERSON : COLLECTED VERSE
    PATERSON BANJO
    ISBN: 9780140146219
    Title: BANJO PATERSON : COLLECTED VERSE
    Author: PATERSON BANJO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The poet A B 'Banjo' Paterson, best known for his rousing folk classics "The Man from Snowy River" and "Waltzing Matilda," is widely acknowledged as Australia's greatest and most popular balladist. His poems, written with great gusto and humour, celebrate all the romance and rough-and-tumble of old Australia. In this collection, leading Paterson scholar Clement Semmler presents more than 100 of Paterson's poems that reflect the remarkable richness and range of his writings. Generously illustrated with period drawings, this first Penguin edition of Paterson's verse pays tribute to one of Australia's favourite sons - 'the Banjo of the Bush.'

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BEAUTIFUL WASTE : POEMS BY DAVID MCCOMB
    BEAUTIFUL WASTE : POEMS BY DAVID MCCOMB
    MCCOMB DAVID
    ISBN: 9781921361708
    Title: BEAUTIFUL WASTE : POEMS BY DAVID MCCOMB
    Author: MCCOMB DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    When David McComb died in 1999 at the age of 36, he left behind an extraordinary body of work, notably the songs and albums he recorded with Australian post-punk group The Triffids. The fact that McComb also wrote poetry from an early age - much of it collected here for the first time - will come as no surprise to admirers of the songwriter's powerfully evocative lyricsIntroduced by fellow Western Australian writer John Kinsella, the poems in this book will delight fans of popular music and contemporary poetry alike. Beautiful Waste illuminates a hitherto neglected aspect of McComb's brilliance.

    Imprint: FREMANTLE ART CENTRE PR.
    RRP: $24.95

    Price: $24.95
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