In Reality, Jean Portante
Zoë Skoulding (trans.)
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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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Joanne Ashcroft, Maps and Love Songs for Mina Loy
Joanne Ashcroft
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Winner of the Poetry Wales Purple Moose Prize for 2012. Judges Zo&euml; Skoulding and John Barnie made their choice of the best short collection of poems, submitted anonymously, from extensive entry. The winner receives &pound;250, plus publication. <em>Maps and Love Songs for Mina Loy</em> is an exciting exploration of form...
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duncan Bush cover offer
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<p>To celebrate the release of the new poetry collection <a href="http://www.serenbooks.com/book/the-flying-trapeze/9781854115942"><em>The Flying Trapeze</em></a> by Duncan Bush, we have created a bundle offer on his previous three poetry collections. This exclusive offer, which is only available on the...
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The Van Pool
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<p>Keidrych Rhys was one of the most influential writers in Wales in the 40s and 50s, the result of his own practice as a poet, his editorship of Wales magazine, his taste for controversial polemic and his compiling of influential poetry anthologies for Faber. Dylan Thomas, Glyn Jones, Vernon Watkins, Emyr Humphreys, Alun Lewis, RS Thomas...
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burying the Wren, Deryn Rees Jones
Deryn Rees-Jones
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<p><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2012 TS ELIOT PRIZE<br /><br />Shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2013</strong><br /><br />Poetry Book Society Recommendation Autumn 2012<br /><br />&quot;contains poems that leave me speechless, at the same time so simple and so complicated that my words...
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The Mind-Body Problem, Katha Pollitt
Katha Pollitt
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<p><em>&quot;... a careful and skillful poet...&quot;</em> <strong>- Wales Arts Review</strong><br /><br /><em>&quot;Pollit has given us a satisfying collection.&quot; </em><strong><em>- Planet</em> Magazine</strong><br />&nbsp;</p><p...
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Grahame Davies, Lightening Beneath the Sea
Grahame Davies
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<p><em>&quot;He is a thoughtful, meditative, serious poet and well worth reading.&quot;</em><strong><em> </em>- Sheenagh Pugh</strong></p><p><em>Lightning Beneath the Sea </em>is the first collection of poems in English by Grahame Davies, featuring the work that he has honed...
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Witch by Damian Walford Davies
Damian Walford Davies
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<p>&quot;Overall, <em>Witch</em> is an intriguing and moving poetry collection, which revisits an old story to throw a new and disturbing light on gender and power.&quot; - <strong><em>Planet</em></strong><em> </em><br /><br />&quot;...vividly imaginative, intelligent...
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Clueless Dog, Rhian Edwards
Rhian Edwards
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<p><strong>Winner of Wales Book of the Year 2013,<br />Winner of the Roland Mathias Prize for Poetry 2013<br />Winner of Wales Book of the Year People&#39;s Choice 2013<br />Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2012.</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>...
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The Flying Trapeze, Duncan Bush
Duncan Bush
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<p>One of the most significant voices of his generation from Wales, a new book by Duncan Bush is an eagerly awaited event. <em>The Flying Trapeze</em>, his sixth poetry collection and the first to appear after his notable &lsquo;Midway&rsquo;, is characteristically unsentimental, tough-minded, and fiercely lyrical. Many...
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Tokens for the Foundlings
Tony Curtis
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<p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/apr/30/poem-week-corams-cloth-tony-... Rumens&#39;s poem of the week &#39;Coram&#39;s Cloth&#39; by Tony Curtis (Guardian online 30th April 2012) </strong></a></p><p><em>&quot;...a delightful, moving...
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Regeneration, Merion Jordan
Meirion Jordan
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<p>&quot;It&#39;s an invigorating and captivating approach. I couldn&#39;t put it down&quot; <strong><em>&ndash; Poetry Review</em></strong><br /><br />&quot;...Jordan is a masterful and sensitive poet whose poems are rent with staggering insight, depth, rhythm and subtlety... As a...
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little armoured
Rebecca Perry
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<p><strong>Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice </strong></p> <p><em>&quot;Remarkable.&quot;</em> <strong>- Poetry Wales</strong></p> <p>In 2011, Poetry Wales magazine awarded the <em>Poetry Wales</em> Purple Moose Poetry Prize for the third time. The judges, Zoe...
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Cusp
Graham Mort
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<h2><br />&nbsp;</h2><p><em>Graham Mort specialises in revealing all that is &ldquo;underfoot and unsaid&rdquo; (&ldquo;Dowser&rdquo;) in Cusp (Seren, &pound;8.99). It is a far-ranging collection &ndash; mentally and physically. &ldquo;Electricity&rdquo; is an epic hymn to the life-...
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The Salt Harvest, Eoghan Walls
Eoghan Walls
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<p><strong>&lsquo;What separates <em>The Salt Harvest</em> from many first collections is a&nbsp;willingness to look for the poetic in pretty much anything, an almost&nbsp;aureate diction, and a darkly exuberant style&rsquo; &ndash; The Guardian</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;...
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