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Poetry

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English - Jeremy Noel-Tod, Ian Hamilton

This impressive volume provides over 1,500 thoroughly revised and updated entries on modern poets active from 1910 to the present day. An extensive guide to the lives of influential poets writing in English, in Britain and around the world, this companion

Hitting the Streets - Raymond Queneau

Unreeling like a series of film clips recorded during a stroll through Paris, Raymond Queneau's Hitting the Streets is wickedly funny. It is also a bittersweet meditation on the effects of time and memory. Hitting the Streets is Queneau's love letters to

What Long Miles - Kona Macphee

What Long Miles, Kona Macphee's third book of poetry, is a characteristically eclectic collection from an ever-inventive writer. The poems range widely -- nature and culture, body and psyche, the urban and the rural, the everyday and the revelatory --

In Pursuit Of Spring - Edward Thomas

IN PURSUIT OF SPRING - IN SEARCH OF SPRING. is the record of a journey from London T the Quantock Hills-to Nether Stowey, Kilve, Crowcombe, and West Bagborough, to the high point where the Taunton-Bridgwater road tops the hills and shows all Exmoor behind

The Crumb Road - Maitreyabandhu

First book-length collection by a well-known figure in Britain's Buddhist community includes poems of spiritual transcendence as well as meditations on love, childhood, memory and sexuality. Poetry Book Society Recommendation.

Glass Wings - Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock's title refers to the transparent, glittering wings of some of the species - bees, mosquitoes, dragonflies - celebrated or lamented in a sequence of poems on encounters with arthropods, from the stick insects and crayfish of her native New Ze

Poetry and Privacy - John Redmond

Poetry and Privacy questions a set of relationships - critical, authorial, and existential between poetry and the public sphere. Its main contention; that readings of British and Irish poetry rely too often on a thesis of public relevance; arises out of a

Ovid's Heroines - Clare Pollard, Ovid

Ovid's Heroides, written in Rome some time between 25 and 16 BC, was once his most popular work. The title translates as Heroines. It is a series of poems in the voices of women from Greek and Roman myth - including Phaedra, Medea, Penelope and Ariadne ad

Sculpted: Poetry of the North West (North West Poets) - Lindsey Holland, Angela Topping, David Morley

David Morley wrote the introduction for this compilation, this new anthology explores ‘the possibility of place and language, of reinvention after annihilation’. He may well have added that it explores the challenges of indestructibility, and the ways

Rhyming Thunder - The Alternative Book Of Young Poets - James Bunting & Jack Dean

James Bunting and Jack Dean dragged twenty one young poets out of the back rooms, bars, slam stages and festival tents of the UK and made them write down the poems they were making with their mouths. They have captured the sound of a generation re-inventi