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Poetry from the UK & Ireland

Over 150 titles of contemporary poetry from the UK and Ireland.

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Half-Life

Michael Hulse

Half-Life

Lucid narratives of family dramas, global warming, and conversations with Death make a riveting new collection from this prize-winning poet.

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Natural Chemistry

Michelene Wandor

Natural Chemistry

From fairy tales to the Bible, Jerusalem to Hollywood, Cromwell to the Suffragettes, cafés to graveyards, the reader is taken to iconic times and landmarks, to breathe in the herbs of history.

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Vandemonian

Cliff Forshaw

Vandemonian

The term "Vandemonian" refers to Van Dieman's Land, and Cliff Forshaw's sixth collection focuses on its inhabitants, both human and animal, newcomer and Aborigine, to piece together a fragmentary history of Tasmania.

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Sweet Torture of Breathing

Lorna Thorpe

Sweet Torture of Breathing

This second collection deals with Lorna Thorpe's near brush with death following a cardiac arrest, and the psychic death that preceded it. There are also poems about people who died before their time, but Thorpe is still here and concludes with poems celebrating the sensual pleasures and chaos of love and living in a defiant and vulnerable voice.

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Ai! Ai! Pianissimo

Astrid Alben

Ai! Ai! Pianissimo

In the author's own words:
"She loves a laid-back allusiveness. She loves the unusual. The 'shifting voices'. She thinks the poems might be musical in structure. She loves Debussy. A happiness addict he (from a letter to Poniatoski). The left foot keeps rhythm with the right. It's more about forlorn than about form: the raw desire and an exploration of un-belonging. The eel in surreal. This means they have a deceptively improvised feel. A particular groove. This makes it what is known as authentic. It's all gorgeously erotic. With the lightness of touch that she loves. The moments of original comedy she loves, a rare ability to maintain and withhold tension she loves. She loves."

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Farewell to the Earth

Christopher James

Farewell to the Earth

In Christopher James' mercurial second collection, Seamus Heaney breaks down in a lane; John Lennon haunts the Great Wall of China while an archaeologist is exhumed sometime in the distant future. This is where the living and the dead intermingle like passengers waiting nervously for a flight.

Reaching from the Humber to the Thames; Cromer to Kathmandu, it's a dizzying and unpredictable world tour that veers in and out of reality like a plane passing through a cloud. In the shadow of environmental disaster and the possibility of dragons, there are more mundane dramas to face too: house moves, family secrets, marriage proposals that do not go to plan, and children woken in the night by rain.

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Saving Spaces

Ian Pople

Saving Spaces

In this, his third poetry collection from Arc, Ian Pople reveals himself as an ecstatic observer of the natural world and a whole-hearted and honest participant in human relationships and the human condition as he undertakes a gentle and understated questioning of both love and faith.

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A Year in the Bull-Box

Glyn Hughes

A Year in the Bull-Box

Glyn Hughes was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer in 2009. He had recently been granted use of an isolated stone hut - the "Bull-Box" - in the Ribble Valley and the time spent there and in its environs was a major part of his healing. This poem sequence describes the experience.

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folk

Tony Curtis

folk

Tony Curtis's new collection grows out of his fascination with the everyday, the quirky, the downright extraordinary. These are poems wrapped up in love and death, friendship
and memory, madness and music - with folk at the heart of every one of them. He has a wonderful ability to express great depth of feeling with deceptive simplicity.

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Claiming Kindred

D. M. Black

Claiming Kindred

Scottish poet D. M. Black's first full collection since his Collected Poems 1964-87 of nearly twenty years ago. He published widely in the 1960s and 1970s, including a volume in the first Penguin Modern Poets series (with Peter Redgrove and D. M. Thomas). Stylistically wide-ranging, this collection is, by turns, moving, direct and idiosyncratic.

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