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Modern Fog

Chris Emery

Modern Fog

Emery brings an unusually wide-ranging poetic vocabulary to the encounters in Modern Fog, depicting wildlife on the Norfolk Broads or a multi-storey car park with equal fluency. These are elegiac, tough-minded poems of marked originality and scope.

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The Day's Ration: Selected Poems

Gilles Ortlieb

The Day's Ration: Selected Poems

For Gilles Ortlieb, the day’s ration is hard won. He
takes the art of noticing to a new level, petrifying us
with moments of bleakness and ushering us out of them
through his humanity. He states things as they are, with
exactitude, with authenticity, and with humour and his
voice is compelling. Ortlieb is among the very best poets
writing in France today, and this bi-lingual selection
of his work will cement his growing reputation in the
anglophone world.

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If I Only Knew

Nelly Sachs

If I Only Knew

Known as a poet who spoke of the history
and suffering of the Jewish people, Nelly
Sachs was, at the time she was awarded the
Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966, highly
regarded in her native Germany, frequently
being described as a poet of reconciliation and
healing, although whether she was is open to
debate.

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The Cerulian Bird

Matilda Olkinaite

The Cerulian Bird

Matilda Olkinaitė was only 19 years old
when, in 1941, she was murdered by Nazi
collaborators in her native Lithuania.

Many of the poems in this chapbook were
written in a notebook that remained
hidden for decades.

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Columns

Nikolai Zabolotsky

Columns

When Columns, a slim volume of poems written by an unknown young Russian poet named Nikolai Zabolotsky, appeared in 1929, it took the literary world of Leningrad [St. Petersburg] by storm. Zabolotsky was not part of the city’s artistic elite, having arrived
in Leningrad from the provinces only eight years earlier, but the privations and confusion he found in the city following the 1917 Revolution and ensuing civil war stimulated his poetic imagination.

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Graphologies

John Kinsella

Graphologies

I close my eyes and see poems
written inside my head.
I open them to copy them down.
Through photos I see
the poems with my eyes open.
These are the translations and
transcriptions of what I see.


John Kinsella
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This Side of Silence

C. K. Stead

This Side of Silence

In this poignant new poetry collection, one of New Zealand’s most significant voices reflects on home, on away, and on friends living and dead. ‘I lead a life of quiet medication’, the poet claims, ‘longing for foreign shores, adventure and death.’ But whether swimming to the yellow buoy or remembering an encounter in Belsize Park, in the thick of it or asking, ‘what next?’, Stead’s voice is intimate, amusing and always compelling.

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Arboretum for the Hunted

Fred d'Aguiar

Arboretum for the Hunted

There has always been an intense physicality
to D’Aguiar’s work, matched by a penchant for
geographic groundedness and a biographical
perspicacity, that has made him one of the finest
writers of his generation.

What is most striking about this chapbook is
how much keeps him dreaming, even in places and
situations where many imaginations would stumble
and falter in the face of the relentless violence to
which we have all become far too inured.

There is hardly a Black British writer working
today who doesn’t owe D’Aguiar a considerable
debt, whether they know it or not.

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Boy Thing

John Wedgwood Clarke

Boy Thing

Boy Thing is a thing of wonder. These are poems
that negotiate anew the tender, hurt territory
of a boy abruptly unfathered with every fresh
reading; and that travel into the wonderment of
becoming a father of boys. We are given a
boy’s-eye-view of 1970s Cornwall with a
music and detail so meticulous that we yearn with
Clarke for its lost territories. But these are not just
poems of archive or archaeology;
they are revelatory, dynamic and raw.
Clarke is crucially attuned to the secret
messages received in boyhood – its
preoccupations and awakenings, epiphanies
and abuses, and its shames. This book is
unmissable: human and humane,
grimy and sublime.”

Fiona Benson

Boy Thing is a beautiful book – sensual,
atmospheric, full of nature and ritual. These poems
while formally precise, possess a rawness that is
startling and utterly compelling.”

Ella Frears
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Caldebroc

Antony Rowland

Caldebroc

“Antony Rowland digs the word hoard to unearth
sinewy lines of dark material – the insides of buried
histories, public and private. He is an archaeologist
of mourning: always alert to the unexpected coinage
(‘Shram bobs the gracht’), these poems pay tribute to
people and places lost and found, whether teenage
kinship with the Brontës, a foreboding proximity to
the Yorkshire Ripper, or celebrations of absent
friends. Channelling infl uences such as Geoff rey
Hill and Tony Harrison, Rowland sets out a project
uniquely his own to rework history in these
‘measures against outrages’, always alive to poetry’s
‘guilty retrieval’. These are formidable sequences,
scrupulous to a taint, steeped in the earth.”

Scott Thurston

“In Antony Rowland’s Caldebroc England’s North
revivifies its aural mythmaking. There is a lyric
wildness here met with a sonic concatenation that is
breathtaking, precise and tireless – electrifying place
by refuting the nation’s view of its marginal regions.
Even geographical and linguistic departures bring a
paradoxical insiderly displacement. Rowland’s
poetics of defamiliarisation, of elsewhere’s
habitations within the already-known, ultimately
stands between us – and any sense of home – asking
us not where we belong but why.”

Sandeep Parmar

“It’s rare to find a poet so brilliantly dexterous with
language… In Caldebroc, the reader travels across time
and history – from the Brontës’ Haworth, to Icelandic sagas
and global financial meltdown. Rowland constantly revives
poetic language and,in doing so, uses the full artistic
palette. The effect is both ecstatic and celebratory.”

James Byrne
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