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  • CAPTAINS VERSES : LOVE POEMS
    CAPTAINS VERSES : LOVE POEMS
    NERUDA PABLO
    ISBN: 9780811218214
    Title: CAPTAINS VERSES : LOVE POEMS
    Author: NERUDA PABLO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Pablo Neruda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, finished writing The Captain's Verses in 1952 while in exile on the island of Capri-the paradisal setting for the blockbuster film Il Postino (The Postman). Surrounded by sea, sun, and Capri's natural splendors, Neruda addressed these poems to his lover Matilde Urrutia before they were married, but didn't publish them publicly until 1963. This complete, bilingual collection has become a classic for love-struck readers around the world-passionately sensuous, and exploding with all the erotic energy of a new love.

    Imprint: NORTON
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • CARRYING THE WORLD
    CARRYING THE WORLD
    CLARKE MAXINE BENEBA
    ISBN: 9780733636400
    Title: CARRYING THE WORLD
    Author: CLARKE MAXINE BENEBA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A haunting visit to the International Museum of Slavery, in Liverpool England. A feisty young black girl pushing back against authority. The joy and despair of single parenthood. A love-hate relationship with words.

    This collection brings the best of a decade-long international poetry career to the page.

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • CHAINS OF SNOW
    CHAINS OF SNOW
    ZIGURAS JAKOB
    ISBN: 9781922080202
    Title: CHAINS OF SNOW
    Author: ZIGURAS JAKOB
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Eagerly awaited first collection from a gifted young philosopher. Here is a mature, deeply thoughtful voice which gives immediate pleasure and which will be heard with respect by all.

    Imprint: PITT STREET POETRY
    RRP: $25.00
    Price: $25.00
  • CHANGE OF WORLD : POEMS
    CHANGE OF WORLD : POEMS
    RICH ADRIENNE
    ISBN: 9780393352573
    Title: CHANGE OF WORLD : POEMS
    Author: RICH ADRIENNE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This reissue of Adrienne Rich’s first poetry collection reaffirms the author’s place as one of our most important American poets.


    A Change of World was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. Out of print for decades, this initial collection launched the career of a poet whose work has been crucial to discussions of gender, race, and class, pushing formal boundaries and consistently examining both self and society.

    Imprint: NORTON
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • CHATELAINE
    CHATELAINE
    CASSIDY BONNY
    ISBN: 9781925336450
    Title: CHATELAINE
    Author: CASSIDY BONNY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Chatelaine is a collection of poems peopled by characters who, like a family portrait, resemble one another in foxed, latent ways. Their voices stalk outside of time and place, inhabiting the genres of riddle, fragment, confession, lyric and ekphrasis, and returning to images of metamorphosis and occupation. The poems present a mossy, alien cosmology where aeroplanes are forest-like and ‘signifiers turn to pulp outside the window’. They also express a language and mood inherited through genealogy, an ethics of kin. With influences from Kabir to New Wave Australian cinema, Lucie Brock-Broido to Oceanic sculpture, they ask: who does the poem belong to? Who lives there and who comes to visit?

    Imprint: GIRAMONDO
    RRP: $24.00

    Price: $24.00
  • CIRCUS
    CIRCUS
    BOLTON KEN
    ISBN: 9781862546899
    Title: CIRCUS
    Author: BOLTON KEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A small circus arrives near Trieste - Strong Man, lion, ballerina - from these elements is constructed a contemporary idyll of troubled beauty and humour ... With a nod to Robbe-Grillet's 'Jealousy' and 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg', and yet another to 'A Bad Day for the Sung Dynasty', 'The Circus' succeeds in being entirely original. ''The Circus' is one of the most agreeable poetry books produced in years, and deserves, like the poet's oeuvre, serious scholarly attention' - Stephen Lawrence 'Overland' Dec, 2010.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $19.95

    Price: $19.95
  • CLEAR BRIGHTNESS
    CLEAR BRIGHTNESS
    BOEY KIM CHEN
    ISBN: 9781921450945
    Title: CLEAR BRIGHTNESS
    Author: BOEY KIM CHEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In poems that shuttle between Australian and Singapore, Kim Cheng Boey seeks to establish a new sense of self and home on the shifting, liminal ground between memory and imagination. Kim Cheng Boey lives in Sydney and teaches at the University of Newcastle.

    Imprint: PUNCHER AND WATTMANN PUBL
    RRP: $24.00
    Price: $24.00
  • CLOTHES PROP MAN
    CLOTHES PROP MAN
    JOHNSON MARTIN
    ISBN: 9781862545724
    Title: CLOTHES PROP MAN
    Author: JOHNSON MARTIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $16.95
    Price: $16.95
  • COLLECTED LATER POEMS 1988 - 2000
    COLLECTED LATER POEMS 1988 - 2000
    THOMAS R S
    ISBN: 9781852246488
    Title: COLLECTED LATER POEMS 1988 - 2000
    Author: THOMAS R S
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    R.S. Thomas (1913-2000) is one of the major poets of our time, as well as one of the finest religious poets in the English language and Wales's greatest poet. This substantial gathering of his late poems shows us the final flowering of a truly great poet still writing at the height of his powers right through his 70s and 80s. It begins with his autobiographical sequence The Echoes Return Slow, which has been unavailable for many years, and goes up to Residues, written immediately before his death at the age of 87. These powerful poems - about time and history, the self, love, the machine, the Cross and prayer - cover all of his major areas of questioning. This is R.S. Thomas in a winter light, his fury concentrated on the inhumanity of man and modern technology, his gaze absorbed by the God he felt in Nature, but finding nourishment in 'waste places'. At the same time he writes with resigned feeling and immense insight, as well as grim humour and playful irony, of isolation, ageing, marriage and 'love's shining greenhouses'. For Thomas, 'Poetry is that / which arrives at the intellect /by way of the heart.'

    Imprint: BLOODAXE BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • COLLECTED LONGER POEMS
    COLLECTED LONGER POEMS
    AUDEN W H
    ISBN: 9780571283491
    Title: COLLECTED LONGER POEMS
    Author: AUDEN W H
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    First published in 1968, this companion volume to the Collected Shorter Poems was compiled by W.H. Auden to bring together six of his longer poetic works, originally published between 1930 and 1947. Auden was one of the modern masters of the extended poem, and these works are among his most enduring achievements, both for their technical virtuosity and for the emotional and intellectual precision with which they dissected the malaise and turmoil of their age. Collected Longer Poems includes Paid on Both Sides, Letter to Lord Byron, For the Time Being, The Sea and the Mirror, and The Age of Anxiety.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS
    COLLECTED POEMS
    WRIGHT JUDITH
    ISBN: 9781460752364
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS
    Author: WRIGHT JUDITH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This definitive collection represents the impressive poetic achievement of one of Australia's best loved and most highly respected poets.Judith Wright's Collected Poems comprises her work from 1942 to 1985 and is a fitting tribute to an outstanding poet. Demonstrating a deep love of the Australian landscape, coupled with an awareness of white history and an intense concern for Aboriginal rights, she increasingly focused on the need for wildlife preservation and conservation and was one of the first Australian environmentalists. The late Dorothy Porter referred to Judith Wright's poetry as being so lucid and so perceptive that it was 'shining with meaning'.



    Whether she is read for her rich evocation of the Australian land, for the truth, sensitivity and profundity of her meditations on the great themes of love, death and eternity, or for the beauty of her lyric style, Judith Wright is always supremely rewarding.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS
    COLLECTED POEMS
    LOWELL ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780571335275
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS
    Author: LOWELL ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Edmund Wilson wrote of Robert Lowell that he was the 'only recent American poet - if you don't count Eliot - who writes successfully in the language and cadence and rhyme of the resounding English tradition'. This book compiles a comprehensive selection of Lowell's poems, from the early triumph of Lord Weary's Castle onwards.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS  /  WITH PARALLEL GREEK TEXT
    COLLECTED POEMS / WITH PARALLEL GREEK TEXT
    CAVAFY C P
    ISBN: 9780199555956
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS / WITH PARALLEL GREEK TEXT
    Author: CAVAFY C P
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'a Greek gentleman in a straw hat, standing absolutely motionless at a slight angle to the universe' E. M. Forster E. M. Forster's description of C. P. Cavafy (1863-1933) perfectly encapsulates the unique perspective Cavafy brought to bear on history and geography, sexuality and language in his poems. Cavafy writes about people on the periphery, whose religious, ethnic and cultural identities are blurred, and he was one of the pioneers in expressing a specifically homosexual sensibility. His poems present brief and vivid evocations of historical scenes and sensual moments, often infused with his distinctive sense of irony. They have established him as one of the most important poets of the twentieth century. This volume presents the most authentic Greek text of the 154 authorized poems ever published, together with a new English translation that conveys the accent and rhythm of Cavafy's individual tone of voice.

    Imprint: OXFORD
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS - ARTHUR RIMBAUD
    COLLECTED POEMS - ARTHUR RIMBAUD
    RIMBAUD ARTHUR
    ISBN: 9780199538959
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS - ARTHUR RIMBAUD
    Author: RIMBAUD ARTHUR
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This bilingual edition provides all of Rimbaud's poems, with the exception of his Latin verses and some small fragments. It also includes some of his prose pieces, chosen because they offer a commentary on his poetic concerns.

    Imprint: OXFORD
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • COLLECTED POEMS - GWEN HARWOOD - 1943-1995
    COLLECTED POEMS - GWEN HARWOOD - 1943-1995
    HARWOOD GWEN
    ISBN: 9780702233524
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS - GWEN HARWOOD - 1943-1995
    Author: HARWOOD GWEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This generous-sized collection contains all six published volumes, as well as most of Gwen Harwood's uncollected poems. It is the outcome of several years of collecting and research by editors who have specialised in Harwood's work. With an incisive Introduction and extensive notes providing background to particular poems or obscure references, their treatment allows several entry levels into the work of this provocative and multi-talented writer. Harwood's own biographical notes on the pseudonymous selves she adopted in her poems of the 1960s and 1970s add further value. Readers knew them as Walter Lehmann, the Tasmanian farmer and author of the Bulletin hoax acrostic sonnets of 1961; Francis Geyer, the young Hungarian refugee; Miriam Stone, the frustrated housewife; and Timothy Kline, the Vietnam protester.

    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    RRP: $34.95

    Price: $34.95
  • COLLECTED POEMS - LES MURRAY
    COLLECTED POEMS - LES MURRAY
    MURRAY LES
    ISBN: 9781863952224
    Title: COLLECTED POEMS - LES MURRAY
    Author: MURRAY LES
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Les Murray's Collected Poems displays the full range of his poetic art. This volume includes all the poems he wants to preserve, apart from his verse-novel Fredy Neptune, from his first book the Ilex Tree (1965) to Poems the Size of Photographs (2002). In tracing Murray's artistic development, it shows an ever-changing power, grace and humour, as well as great versatility and formal mastery.

    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
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