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

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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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A Cure for Woodness

Michael Haslam

A Cure for Woodness

This is the third part of the highly acclaimed poet Michael Haslam's trilogy 'Music'. Like the first two parts, The Music Laid her Songs in Language and A Sinner Saved by Grace, A Cure for Woodness is a reaffirmation of the nature, language and music with which the poet finds himself surrounded in his hilltop home in the Pennines.

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Blood / Sugar

James Byrne

Blood / Sugar

James Byrne is editor and co-founder of the poetry magazine The Wolf. Blood / Sugar is his second collection and sparkles with wit and irony.

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A Casual Knack of Living: Collected Poems

Herbert Lomas

A Casual Knack of Living: Collected Poems

Herbert Lomas has long been a highly-regarded poet, translator, and reviewer. Ted Hughes described his poems as marvellous, prismatic, penetrating, visionary talismans. A Casual Knack of Living gathers together Lomas's nine published collections, together with some previously unpublished poems, and thus brings his poetry back into print.

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The Ark Builders

Mary O'Donnell

The Ark Builders

Mary O'Donnell's fifth poetry collection is thoughtful, sensuous and witty, combining the topical with the timeless. One of its themes is that of the ageing woman which the poet explores with a refreshing candour.

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