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Syllable of Stone

Patrick Lane

Syllable of Stone

Intense, starkly honest, often disturbing, yet also subtle, compassionate, even gentle, Patrick Lane's poems are rooted in personal experience, and whether he's writing about the natural world or the human condition, they make an indelible impression.

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Strategies for Confronting Fear: New and Selected Poems

Anthony Lawrence

Strategies for Confronting Fear: New and Selected Poems

Anthony Lawrence characteristically sets his poems within powerful landscapes and seascapes. There is a dramatic confrontation in them, between the elemental forces of nature, and those within the consciousness of his characters.

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America

John Kinsella

America

John Kinsella's poem America is very much in the mould of Blake's visionary poem America, A Prophecy but unlike Blake, Kinsella does not express himself in allegorical terms but delivers a trenchant, uncompromising and direct denunciation of the world's unchallenged superpower.

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Bluegrass Wasteland

T. R. Hummer

Bluegrass Wasteland

Bluegrass Wasteland draws on T R Hummer's seven collections of poetry published between 1978 and 2003 and serves to locate him as one of America's most distinguished poets.

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Canal

Saskia Hamilton

Canal

"Nothing ever came again to warn her", Saskia Hamilton writes, and nothing comes to warn the reader of the adamantine turmoil, the ardent and articulate perceptions in these original poems... We are taken, figuratively and literally, by storm." Forrest Gander

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Dog

C. K. Stead

Dog

In this new collection, C. K. Stead shows himself still in full charge of a talent which has surprised, delighted and challenged readers of poetry since it first declared itself in the 1950s.

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A Question of Gravity: Selected Poems

Elizabeth Smither

A Question of Gravity: Selected Poems

Regarded as New Zealand's leading female poet, Elizabeth Smither has had to wait until now for this, her first full-length UK publication, which is an extensive selection from five of her most recent collections, including Red Shoes (Godwit, 2003), the result of her now concluded two-year term as Te Mata New Zealand poet laureate.

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The Unmapped Page: Selected Poems

Andrew Sant

The Unmapped Page: Selected Poems

The poems selected for this book are the distillation of the work of a poet who began to receive significant attention in Australia during the 1980s and whose reputation continues to grow. Described variously by critics as "an important, innovative poet" with "a penetrating eye for the hidden geometries of meaning", Sant reveals himself in this volume as a vibrant, witty and sensuous writer with a gift for narrative exploration and an eye for intrinsic and off-beat detail.

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The Ramazan Libation

Alamgir Hashmi

The Ramazan Libation

Lyrical, compassionate and personal on the one hand, ironical, political and wryly humorous on the other, these poems take us to America and Europe as well as through the rich, vibrant countryside and cities of Pakistan.

This is poetry which looks both to the East and the West and in so doing, establishes its unique position in English-language poetry - unusual, beautiful and enduring.

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Lightning Tree

John Kinsella

Lightning Tree

A work of restless beauty, in which haunting images of rural Australia - vast landscapes, riverscapes, seascapes - are juxtaposed with a tender, magical evocation of the Cocos Islands, their physical reality and the lives and cultures of their inhabitants.

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