Batu-Angas, Anne Cluysenaar
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<p>&quot;This book is a fascinating exploration of the life of Alfred Russel Wallace, whose independent discovery of natural selection in 1858 triggered Darwin&#39;s publication of <em>The Origin of Species</em>. Wallace made important journeys to the Amazon and Indonesia, and Cluysenaar&#39;s delicate and graceful...
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Introduction by Patrick McGuiness
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<p>This landmark publication of more than 300 poems reflects the sixty plus year publishing life of the late Leslie Norris, who died in 2007, aged 86. Norris was best known as a nature poet and elegist of passion and rare expression. Lyrical and individual, to his closely observed poems, each word weighted and in its correct place, Norris...
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qwerty, paul groves
Paul Groves
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<div>'Paul Groves is a deft storyteller, genial ironist, and brilliant portraitist. His poems are superb.'&nbsp; William Oxley</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>'Groves&acute;s style is distinctive, owing something to Larkin, not only in its politically incorrect manner and determination to call...
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Sunday at the Skin Launderette
Kathryn Simmonds
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<p>Quietly persuasive and formally adept, the poems in Kathryn Simmonds&#39; first collection engage with both the quotidian and the transcendental. Often in urban or suburban settings, her protagonists struggle with mundane tasks such as cooking or commuting or office work - all of the obstacles of modernity - and then, by some shift of...
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peter finch later selected poems
Peter Finch
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<p>A prolific, relentlessly inventive, provocative and often hilarious poet, Peter Finch has published over twenty volumes of verse, as well as prose, including the popular alternative guide books in Seren&#39;s Real... series.This selection follows his popular Selected Poems (1987) with a choice of work from books published in the past...
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Ingrid's husband, paul henry
Paul Henry
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<div>Here is a book of ghosts, from the mysterious traveller in the title poem who, mistaken for another man, starts to crave his new alter ego, to the first person of &lsquo;Between Two Bridges&rsquo;, Henry&rsquo;s long poem on Newport, who follows his teenage ghost across the city for a night:</div><div>&nbsp;...
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visibility, graham mort
Graham Mort
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<p>This new collection from Graham Mort selects work from five previous collections and adds a substantial section of new poems. From early lyrics focused in the natural world, he quickly developed his own distinctive narrative style, encompassing a sharp eye for detail, an acute grasp of character, and a wonderful ability to evoke...
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crossing over, tony curtis
Tony Curtis
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<p>Tony Curtis&rsquo;s wide-ranging interests in visual art, the impact of war and the nature of friendship coalesce in his latest collection, <em>Crossing Over</em>. A number of the poems take their inspiration from great artists, from early religious icons to expressionist canvasses, from a &lsquo;buttery girl&rsquo...
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Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>A subtle and adept technique, combined with a sharp wit, keen eye and pointed sense of humour, creates poems of memorable cadence and theme.<br /><br />The title is taken from the remnants of a sign outside a hospital, now closed, that features in the moving reminiscences of an elderly passenger on a bus. Other poems invoke...
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On the Beach with Chet Baker, Robert Seatter
Robert Seatter
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<p>&ldquo;Presence and absence, some sort of together&rdquo; (&lsquo;On the Beach with Chet Baker&rsquo;). These are the three places that Robert Seatter&rsquo;s second book of poems explores, with deftness, insight and artistry. They move from places of stasis and memory, through the uneasy proximities of love captured...
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kink and particle, tiffany atkinson
Tiffany Atkinson
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<p>The poems of Tiffany Atkinson&rsquo;s debut collection, <em>Kink and Particle</em>, offer us multiple perspectives, including those of a woman on the brink of 30. This crucial birthday is a milestone from which the speaker looks back to childhood experiences, to the more indulgent pleasures of the 20s and then onwards to a...
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swansea anthology
James A. Davies
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<p>Swansea and its surroundings have a literary pedigree that spans many centuries, with both native and visiting writers finding inspiration here.<br /><br /><em>A Swansea Anthology</em> features the work of a broad spectrum of writers from the established and revered such as Dylan Thomas, Leslie Norris and Harri...
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growth rings, christine evans
Christine Evans
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<p>This collection from Christine Evans follows well-received &rsquo;Selected Poems&rsquo;.&nbsp; Hers is a sensitive and persuasive voice, highly attuned to the vagries of the seasons, to the landscapes and inhabitants of the beautiful Llyn Peninsula in North Wales where the author has made her home.<br /><br />As...
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sea lillies, john barnie
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<p>This generous <em>Selected Poems</em> from John Barnie includes work from seven of his previous collections: <em>Borderland</em> (1984), <em>Lightning Country</em> (1987), <em>Clay</em> (1989), <em>The Confirmation</em> (1992), <em>The City</em> (1993), <em>...
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Tim Liardet
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<p><span face="&quot;GillSans&quot;" size="&quot;3&quot;">Shortlisted for the T.S Eliot Prize 2006 </span></p><p align="&quot;left&quot;">Tim Liardet&rsquo;s masterly collection, <em>The Blood Choir</em>, will surprise readers with its dramatic...
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Seren Selections, Amy Wack
Ed. Amy Wack
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<p>This volume begins a series of compact anthologies from Seren featuring new poetry.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ve chosen some of the freshest voices, with an emphasis on those from Wales.&nbsp; These are mostly young writers yet to publish first collections.<br /> <br /> Several, like Zoe Brigley, Kathryn Simmonds and Abi...
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Letter to Patience, John Haynes
John Haynes
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<h3>Winner of the 2006 Costa Poetry Award</h3> <p>Set in Patience&rsquo;s Parlour, a small mud-walled bar in northern Nigeria, at a time of political unrest, <em>Letter to Patience</em> is a vividly atmospheric book-length poem divided into cantos.</p> <p>The letter writer is in Britain, where he has...
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quicksand beach, kate bingham
Kate Bingham
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br /><strong>Shortlisted for the Forward Prize 2006</strong></p><p>Kate Bingham&rsquo;s second collection, <em>Quicksand Beach</em>, will please fans of her fiction and of her first book of poems, <em>Cohabitation</em>. She has a beautifully poised...
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John Powell Ward
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<p>In his first collection of poetry since 1984, John Powell Ward breaks new ground. These are edgy, urgent, relevant poems. The new forms are varied, radical and playful. Ward has moved from the pastoral pleasures of his last book, <em>The Clearing</em> towards a new sensibility, one concerned about the state of the world that...
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skirrid hill, owen sheers
Owen Sheers
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<p>Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award 2006<br /><br />Ideas of separation and divorce are important in Owen Sheers&rsquo; eagerly-awaited follow up to his acclaimed debut collection <em>The Blue Book</em>. The geographical divides of borders, the separation of the dead and the living, the movement from childhood...
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Peter Finch
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<div>Peter Finch and Grahame Davies are ideally placed to select the writers and writing which reflect the modern Cardiff. Here are revealing and entertaining contributions from some of the finest writers in Britain, all of whom have something personal, original and incisive to say about the city &ndash; including Niall Griffiths, Dannie...
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Robert Minhinnick
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<p>An entertaining and wide-ranging selection from forty years of one of Britain&rsquo;s foremost poetry magazines.</p><p>Forty years and 154 issues have helped <em>Poetry Wales</em> become one of the bedrock magazines for new poetry in Britain. Despite its name, <em>PW</em> is an internationalist...
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Fiona Sampson
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<p>This brilliantly devised verse-novel opens with a love affair in crisis, unfolds through loss, risk and existential challenge, and ends with lovemaking in a domain at once sensual and imagined. Such radical ambiguity invites us to experience the lovers&rsquo; dilemmas as our own: is true intimacy only possible through distance? How...
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Christopher Meredith
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<p>This new collection of poems is Meredith&rsquo;s first since Snaring Heaven from the early nineties. Meredith is well-known as a novelist, and his poetry shares some of the qualities that make his fiction so memorable: a palpable passion for landscape and humanity&rsquo;s place in it, an inventive and versatile verbal imagination...
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