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Poetry from the UK & Ireland

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

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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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A Dart of Green and Blue

Elizabeth Barrett

A Dart of Green and Blue

This is highly-charged poetry - intelligent, honest, unsentimental, exciting - full of surprises and with an unflagging pace and energy from the start. In four sections, the book contains sequences on the death of the poet's mother and the quarrying of Portland stone, as well poems exploring old and new relationships, dying and developing love.

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The Autumn Myth

Joel Lane

The Autumn Myth

Lane's third collection attempts a reality check on the myths and dreams that permeate our world. It attacks the culture of political and corporate mendacity in Britain today and considers the more ambiguous myths that sustain our personal lives. It also explores the human experience of time, the lessons of grief and the evocative power of music.

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The Secret History

Michael Hulse

The Secret History

Hulse's first full collection from Arc is a quest for the meaning of home. These are meditations on the parents and childhood God he has lost, the national legacies of England and Germany he was born into, and the discovery of home through love - an eloquent testimony to Hulse's technical virtuosity which shows a poet at the height of his powers.

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Sad Giraffe Café

Richard Gwyn

Sad Giraffe Café

A second collection of prose poems from the author of the award-winning novel The Colour of the Dog Running Away which together form a shifting progressive narrative revolving round three recurring themes: an imaginary and sinister kingdom, a young wanderer named Alice, and a shape-shifting, time-travelling, first person narrator.

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Carnival Edge: New and Selected Poems

Katherine Gallagher

Carnival Edge: New and Selected Poems

This collection draws work from 5 of Gallagher's previous collections, together with a substantial body of new work. Born in Australia, Gallagher moved to Paris before settling in London. She draws on a rich inheritance from these different worlds in her poetry, which is always rooted in a passionate sense of discovery and attention to place.

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You are Her

Linda France

You are Her

Linda France's seventh full-length collection is concerned with the dulaities of our inner and outer worlds - the seeming paradoxes of self and society, language and experiment, ideal and reality. At the heart of the book is a section look at Nature and Cultivation through the life and work of the landscape gardner Capability Brown.

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