August sees the publication of new collections by the Australian poet John Kinsella — Brimstone: a book of villanelles — and the Icelandic poet, Gerður Kristný — Reykjavík Requiem — a bilingual edition, with English translation by Rory McTurk. Both poets write with passion about issues they hold dear, John Kinsella about the destruction of the environment and the politics behind it and Gerður Kristný about how our language and culture determine what stories we can tell and what words we can use, with particular reference to women who are victims of physical abuse. Both collections bear out John Kinsella's assertion that
poetry is one the most effective activist modes of expression and resistance we have.
Arc has published collections by both these poets before, and to celebrate these new titles, we are, until the end of August, offering their previously published books at a special price equivalent to a 40% discount. We hope that, as well as being tempted to buy their new collections, you will take advantage of this special offer.