Understudies, Anne Marie Fyfe
Anne-Marie Fyfe
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<p>Anne-Marie Fyfe - as is apparent in her <em>Understudies: New and Selected Poems</em> - is a subtle and engaging poet. She has developed much like a painter, spare themes moving towards a deeper complexity. Her earlier work includes quite a few domestic interiors; rooms recalled from an Irish childhood and stories told by...
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You, John Haynes
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<p><span><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR THE T.S ELIOT PRIZE 2010</strong></span></p><p>Read an interview with John Haynes on the Cyprus Well website <a href="http://www.cypruswell.com/interview.php">www.cypruswell.com</a></p><p><e... is the new book-length long poem by Costa-...
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De Chiricos Threads, Carol Rumens
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br /><em>De Chirico&rsquo;s Threads</em>, the new collection of poems from Carol Rumens features an unusual centre-piece, a verse-play, fizzing with ideas and surrealist imagery, based on the&nbsp; life and work of the Italian painter Georges De Chirico, as well as forty pages of...
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What the Water Gave Me, Pascale Petit
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<p><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR THE T.S ELIOT PRIZE 2010 </strong></p><p><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2011</strong></p><p>&quot;Pascale&#39;s poems are as fresh as paint, and make you look all over again at Frida and her brilliant and tragic life.&quot; Jackie Kay, The...
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Inroads, Carolyn Jess-Cooke
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<p>This debut collection from Seren, <em>Inroads</em>, showcases a startling new talent. Carolyn Jess-Cooke has a sophisticated poetic intelligence as well as a great sense of fun. The opening piece, &lsquo;Accent&rsquo; where &lsquo;stowaway inflections and locally-produced slang/have passports of their own&rsquo...
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inroads, carolyn jess-cooke
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<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 128);"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong>Shortlisted for the London Festival Fringe Prize for the Best First Collection of Poetry 2010.</strong></span></span></p> <p>This debut collection from Seren,<em>...
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A Dissident Voice, mike jenkins
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<p>In his fourth collection of poems Mike Jenkins addresses issues of the greatest concern to us in the nineties. His subjects include South Africa, Chile, the Falklands War, Northern Ireland, economic dereliction, the environment and sexual oppression. The &rsquo;dissident voice&rsquo; of the title belongs to anti-nuclear campaigner...
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treekeepers tale, pascale petit
Pascale Petit
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<p>Well known for the fierce confessional imagery of her first three books, <em>The Treekeeper&#39;s Tale </em>points towards another facet of the poet&#39;s gift, an intense feeling for the natural world, allied with a personal response to historical incidents and to other lands. The title section of this four-part...
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the huntress, pascale petit
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<p>Shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.</p><p>An outstanding volume from Pascale Petit, follow-up to the best-selling <em>The Zoo Father</em>.</p><p>Pascale Petit&rsquo;s last collection, <em>The Zoo Father</em>, was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot and Forward Prizes, and was a Poetry Book...
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zoo father, pascale petit
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<p><br /><br /><br />Shortlisted for the 2001 T.S. Eliot Prize, this unique collection centres on a daughter&rsquo;s fraught relationship with her dying father, a man whose legacy to her was violence and abandonment.</p><p>Rich in the imagery of the Amazonian jungle (fire ants, shaman masks, hummingbirds,...
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Gwyn Parry
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<p>A retrospective through poems and photographs of the town of Mynydd Parys, near Amlwch on Anglesey, formerly one of the largest copper mines in the world.</p>
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Steve Makin
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<p>A retrospective through poems and photographs of the town of Mynydd Parys, near Amlwch on Anglesey, formerly one of the largest copper mines in the world.</p>
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Cross-Talk, Siobhan Campbell
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<p>Acerbic, cool, controlled, Siobhán Campbell gives us poetry with attitude. Many of the stories here start in Ireland and although the cadences are sweetly lyrical, the narratives are otherwise. Politics here is intrinsic to the tales of the sly, the warped, the landlady &ldquo;Mean as Ireland in the 50&rsquo;s&rdquo;. Nature...
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Precious Asses, James Methven
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<p>James Methven's brilliant twenty-first century variations on Catullus won the inaugural <i>Poetry Wales</i> Purple Moose Poetry Prize in 2009. 'After' Catullus they may be, but there is nothing passive in these concentrated, ingenious and ferociously funny versions. Marked by variegated obscenity and sudden...
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Berg, Hilary Menos
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<p><strong>Winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2010.</strong><br /><br />In this first collection from Hilary Menos, icebergs floating down the Thames jostle with transvestites in Singapore, aliens wading the Hudson River and the lively crew from the local slaughterhouse. We go shopping with Ingomar...
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sheenagh pugh later selected poems
Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>A poet renowned for the clarity of her style, the originality of her subject matter, and for her erudite and spiky online presence, Sheenagh Pugh is a poet at the height of her career. This book is a companion to her popular earlier <em>Selected Poems</em>, originally published in 1990 and now a GCSE set text.&nbsp;</p...
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the tethers, carrie etter
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<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 128);"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong>Winner of the London Festival Fringe Prize for the Best First Collection of Poetry 2010.</strong></span></span></p><p>American expatriate Carrie Etter&rsquo;s debut...
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walford davies, suit of lights
Damian Walford Davies
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<p>The poems in Damian Walford Davies&rsquo; first full collection are fascinated by serrations of light, parodies of shadow, and all shades in between.</p><p>The bare flesh of a 1951 boxing match, luminous shirts in a country lane, surreal urban attire and the scales of a dying fish illuminate the volume with suits of light...
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Time Being, Ruth Bidgood
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<p><strong>WINNER OF THE ROLAND MATHIAS PRIZE 2011</strong></p><p>A Poetry Book Society Recommendation.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Time Being</em> is Ruth Bidgood&#39;s&nbsp; 10<sup>th</sup> collection in a career that spans almost 40 years. It has been said, rightly, that Bidgood...
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moonrise, meirion jordan
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<p>Finely held moods and moments resonate throughout this unusually accomplished first book. The rich, complex history of Wales often crops up in expected, as in the post industrial imagery of &lsquo;A Camera at Senghenydd Pit&rsquo;, and then, in often unexpected contexts: &lsquo;The New World&rsquo; is a vision, a cross...
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Vuyelwa Carlin The Solitary
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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
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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
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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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