Pascale Petit
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<p>SHORTLISTED FOR THE T.S. ELIOT PRIZE 2014<br /><br />The Fauverie of this book is the big-cat house in the Jardin des Plantes zoo. But the word also evokes the Fauves, &lsquo;primitive&rsquo; painters who used raw colour straight from the tube. Like <a href="http://www.serenbooks.com/book/the-zoo-father/...
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Deryn Rees-Jones
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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Poet Deryn Rees-Jones and artist Charlotte Hodes have created a unique approach to the life of Helen Thomas, and through her to the women, and children, left behind by the fatalities of war. Helen Thomas was widowed when her husband the war poet Edward Thomas was killed at the battle of Arras in 1917.<br /...
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Edited by Nia Davies
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<p>Focus On Welsh Patagonia&nbsp; Features&nbsp; Dai George on Poet-Novelists Paul Henry: Poems from the PW Archives Reviews:&nbsp; Jonathan Edwards on Alan Gillis, Roddy Lumsden &amp; Rebecca Perry; Meirion Jordan on Damian Walford Davies &amp; Mererid Hopwood and Katherine Stansfield on Encounters with Nigel And Many...
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Sheenagh Pugh, Short Days, Long Shadows
Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>In this, her twelfth collection, noted poet Sheenagh Pugh steps into a new, northern landscape, the Shetland Islands, with poems steeped in the wilder weathers and views of rugged coastlines, sweeping sea-vistas and the hardy historical characters who have inhabited these lands. There is a lovely pared-down spareness, and elegiac...
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Midnight Dhaka
Mir Mahfuz Ali
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<p>&nbsp;Mir Mahfuz Ali is an exceptional new voice in British Poetry. A native of what is now Bangladesh, Mahfuz grew up during the difficult period of the early 1970&rsquo;s when the region was struck, first by a devastating cyclone, then by a particularly vicious civil war. As a boy, Mahfuz witnessed atrocities and writes about...
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Graham Clifford The Hitting Game
Graham Clifford
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<p><em>The Hitting Game&nbsp;</em>is the first collection of poems by the London-based poet Graham Clifford. The vibrancy of the poet&rsquo;s voice and the immediacy of his claims&nbsp; upon our attention are clear.<br /><br />Characters first appear as &lsquo;you&rsquo; in &lsquo;Obvious...
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Boom!, Carolyn Jess-Cooke
Carolyn Jess-Cooke
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<p>The title poem of this new collection of poems by Carolyn Jess-Cooke: &lsquo;Boom!&rsquo; enacts the moment when the new baby arrives in the family &lsquo;like a hand grenade&rsquo;. &lsquo;Becoming a mother changed me in every single way,&rsquo; says the author, &lsquo;my first child &ndash; born in...
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Carrie Etter, Imagined Sons
Carrie Etter
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<p>In <em>Imagined Sons</em>&nbsp; Carrie Etter has written a book of vivid, heartbreaking poems on the experience of giving up a child for adoption. A prize-winning author, lecturer, critic and popular blogger, Etter imagines the possible destinies for the child and presents us with various scenarios from the tragic to the...
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Jonathan Edwards, My Family and Other Superheroes
Jonathan Edwards
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<p><br /><strong>&ldquo;Joyful and dynamic &ndash; a collection that&rsquo;ll make you laugh and make you think&rdquo; &ndash; Costa Poetry Book Award Judges </strong></p><p><strong>Winner of&nbsp; the Costa Poetry Prize 2014&nbsp;<br />Shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh...
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Cath Drake
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<p>The manuscript that kept sifting to the top, <em>Sleeping with Rivers</em> by Cath Drake, is simply full of gorgeous poems. Drake has a tendency to a longer line, a discursive manner, a narrative depth.I started to love these poems from the very first line of the first poem, &lsquo;Every morning she wakes up with rivers...
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The Visitations, Kathryn Simmonds
Kathryn Simmonds
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<p><em>The Visitations</em> is the new book of poems by Kathryn Simmonds, the follow-up to her Forward Prize-winning debut,<em> </em><a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/sunday-skin-launderette"><em>S... at the Skin Launderette</em></a>. As with her previous collection,...
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The Claims Office, Dai George
Dai George
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<p><br /><strong><em>&quot;A brilliant new voice in British poetry whose debut is rich with Welsh wit, lyricism and spirituality. A little gem, full of promise.&quot; &ndash; </em>Dan Jones, London Evening Standard</strong><br /><br /><em>The Claims Office </em>is the...
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The Museum of Disappearing Sounds, Zoe Skoulding
Zoe Skoulding
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<p><strong>&lsquo;By perusing Skoulding&rsquo;s exhibitions, we, her readers, reconnect with a disregarded, integral part of our life&rsquo;s cacophony.&rsquo; &ndash; DURA</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The disappearing sounds of Zoë Skoulding&rsquo;s new collection may be either...
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Ivy Alvarez
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<p>&nbsp;</p><div><br />&lsquo;Disturbance is a precise, pained, and wondrous book.&rsquo;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;...
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In Reality, Jean Portante
Jean Portante
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<p>Jean Portante is a lyric poet, and also one who has something to say to an international audience. As a Francophone Luxemburger of Italian descent, his poetry works at the spaces between European cultures and is concerned with themes of identity, politics, language, Europe, the divide between politics and everyday life. This dual language...
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Red Devon, Hilary Menos
Hilary Menos
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Her poems bring as powerful a sense of farm, animal and land as the best work of Ted Hughes.&rsquo; &ndash; PN Review</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;</strong><strong>Robust, relevant, witty, technically adept writing.&rsquo; &ndash; Artemis Poetry</strong...
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Metropoetica, Zoe Skoulding
Zoe Skoulding
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<p>What does writing poetry have in common with <strong>walking </strong>in the <strong>city</strong>? In <strong>translating poetry</strong>, what lost paths, dark alleys and chance connections are encountered? How do these change the maps by which cities are known and by which new poetries may be...
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Air Histories, Christopher Meredith
Christopher Meredith
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<p>Christopher Meredith&rsquo;s <em>Air Histories</em> starts in the Stone Age and ends in the future. It&rsquo;s marked by formal diversity and a wide range of subjects, with the personal alongside the impersonal and the experimental alongside well-known forms, as well as including some translations from the Welsh....
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Shadow Dispatches, Polly Atkin
Polly Atkin
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<p>These atmospheric and keenly observational poems offer us a slant perspective on everyday things and events: the ugliness of an elderly mute swan; or a group of migraine sufferers forming a fellowship and holding regular meetings. Poems addressing the complexity of contemporary relationships sit alongside those riffing on traditional...
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Marianne Burton
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<p>This is a startlingly good debut by Marianne Burton. Often dark, but with a sharply concise and compelling style, these poems draw you in with a &lsquo;look at this!&rsquo; urgency. This is a collection of voices: dodos and wallpaper chant obsessively, a cheese weeps for the calf whose milk it stole,&nbsp; a woman turned into...
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God Loves You, Kathryn Maris
Kathryn Maris
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<p><br />&#39;There&#39;s a delicious sense of both open-mindedness and devilry in Maris&#39;s work. Her company is quirky, stimulating and sparklingly intelligent. You could say she&#39;s like Sylvia Plath with added chutzpah. But, really, Kathryn Maris is like no-one but herself.&#39; <strong>&ndash;...
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RS Thomas: Poems to Elsi
Damian Walford Davies
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<p>Celebrate the R. S Thomas centenary with this excellent volume that draws together 52 poems (2 previously unpublished) by Thomas to his wife, the distinguished artist Mildred E&nbsp; Eldridge - known as Elsi - from early meditations on their relationship to the elegies following her death.<br /><br />This revelatory...
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Simon Mundy
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<p><em>&quot;This is a book I will take with me as my companion everywhere - up high mountains, on the bus, to bed. Beautiful.&quot; </em><strong>- Bettany Hughes</strong><br /><br /><em>More for Helen of Troy</em> is suffused with the atmosphere of the landscapes that inspire the poet...
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On Becoming a Fish
Emily Hinshelwood
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<p>&quot;There are many strong poems in this collection which can help us understand our complex and historied relationship with our coastline and each other&quot;. <strong>&ndash; <a target="_blank" href="http://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=35201">Write Out Loud</a...
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