• Poems of earth, nature, and Norse myth
Vuyelwa Carlin The Solitary
Vuyelwa Carlin
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<p>Known for her distinctive style that owes something to Emily Dickinson&rsquo;s brevity (and her use of the dash to denote a long pause) Carlin is a surprising and unusual voice in modern poetry.<br /><br />This fourth collection features four distinct sections: the first part includes a series of poems dedicated to two...
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long-haul travellers, sheenagh pugh
Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>Some of the journeys in this collection can be found on maps.&nbsp; But some travellers are journeying from one self to another, like those strange adventurers Murat Reis and Tristan Jones.&nbsp; Some, like Adwaitya the tortoise, have traversed time as well as space. Some travel in dreams. And the longest-haul travellers of all...
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From the interior, borkovec
Petr Borkovec
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<p>Petr Borkovec is a young Czech poet who is making a name for himself across Europe and beyond. Already translated into several other European languages including French, German and Italian, <em>From the Interior </em>is the first generous selection of his work to appear in English.</p><p>The book draws on work from...
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Welsh Retrospective
Dannie Abse
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<p>&#39;Welsh Retrospective&#39; is a selection of poems about his native Wales by one of Britain&rsquo;s most popular poets. Dannie Abse&rsquo;s Welsh and Jewish backgrounds have been essential to his writings. Wales and Cardiff, in particular, have haunted his imagination. In this revealing new book he writes movingly about...
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remains of a future city
Zoë Skoulding
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<p>&#39;These are mesmerising and unsettling poems. In an unstable world, objects speak a language of constant change. There&#39;s a split-second balance; for now the slates hold. The language is, as it needs to be, spare, tough, elegant.&nbsp;Zoë Skoulding brings cool and penetrating insights to disrupt quotidian vision.&#39...
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Blind Spots, Carol Rumens
Carol Rumens
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<p>Certain to be one of the most read and talked-about poetry collections of the year, <em>Blind Spots</em> is a masterclass of inventive, intelligent, original, and relevant modern poetry.<br /><br />A major voice in contemporary verse, Carol Rumens is admired as much for her technical brilliance as for the range,...
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other beasts, sarah corbett
Sarah Corbett
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<p>From the first sumptuous poem, &lsquo;Birthday&rsquo; where the protagonist, running at night, thinks of her body as a &ldquo;nocturnal bloom&rdquo;, the reader is immersed in the compelling voice of Sarah Corbett. From her first book, <a href="&quot;https://www.seren-books.com/product-search/p/1774/&quot;...
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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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Ed. Meic Stephens
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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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