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A Certain Koslowski: The Director's Cut

Michael Augustin

A Certain Koslowski: The Director's Cut

Koslowski is everyone and no one, a tragic figure who stumbles through life in resigned bewilderment at the trials and bizarre coincidences thrown in his path. These brief prose pieces have a style and attraction all their own, by turns wonderfully surreal and laugh-out-loud funny.

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Reading the Flowers

Linda France

Reading the Flowers

Nature and culture meet in poems looking at flowers cultivated and wild, trees in the garden and the rainforest, plants and creatures that live alongside them under the microscope of memory and imagination.

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Until the Lions

Karthika Naïr

Until the Lions

Karthika Nair's epic poem Until the Lions is conceived as an echo of its great Sanskrit forerunner,the Mahabharata. It is an echo in which women drive the narrative and are its main characters, a vivid and compelling retelling from a female perspective of many of the stories from one of the world's most venerated books.

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Paradise Empty: Poems 1983 – 2013

Hugo Mujica

Paradise Empty: Poems 1983 – 2013

Hugo Mujica is one of Argentina's top intellectuals and a leading poet in Spanish. This bilingual edition offers the English-speaking reader for the first time a representative selection of all of his poetry.

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Lost Evenings, Lost Lives

ed. Lakshmi Holmström

Lost Evenings, Lost Lives

In May 2009, the Sri Lankan government officially announced the end of a civil war that had been ravaging the island for almost three decades. During all these years, Tamil poets have commented on the war and its vicissitudes in what constitutes an extraordinary body of poetry. Together these poems can be read as an alternative history of the war.

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Approximately in the Key of C

Tony Curtis

Approximately in the Key of C

"...humour and charm, and the ability to turn a poem with the seemingly simplest of images, and that understanding of how words will play over the listener's ear..."

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Barefoot Souls

Maram al-Masri

Barefoot Souls

Detailing the lives of Syrian women living in Paris, these poems, capturing the unheard voices of women whose lives are suppressed in unimaginable ways, allow us to explore moments never mentioned in the news reports. Potent and never failing to capture the essence of the feminine experience with a remarkable amount of insight.

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Half-Light & Other Poems

Yevgeny Baratynsky

Half-Light & Other Poems

In a new translation by Peter France, the philosophical, social and literary struggles of Russia under Tsar Nicholas I are brought to vivid life in dazzling, often fantastical fashion.

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The Bright Rose: Early German Verse 800–1250

ed. Philip Wilson

The Bright Rose: Early German Verse 800–1250

Never published in verse form before, these translations of some of the earliest known German poetry give us a rich glimpse of a life that, while alien in so many ways, was not so different after all.

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Indelible Miraculous

Julia Darling

Indelible Miraculous

This collected edition commemorates the 10th anniversary of Julia Darling's death, and includes a substantial selection of unpublished work. Jackie Kay writes: "The poems are funny, irreverent, moving and never sentimental. You can recognise yourself in them, recognise your family. They are warm, full of compassion; [...] a shining bright light."

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