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Finite Formulae & Theories of Chance

Wioletta Greg

Finite Formulae & Theories of Chance

Wioletta Greg's new collection, in Marek Kazmierski's attentive and nuanced trans­lation, serves as both a moving personal testament to a family that survived, and a compelling document of a century of European history.

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A Landscape Blossoms Within Me

Eeva Kilpi

A Landscape Blossoms Within Me

Eeva Kilpi is one of Finland's best-loved writers, and a Nobel Prize nominee. Her work has been published in sixteen languages, but this is her first full-length poetry collection in
English.

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Inside Voices, Outside Light

Sigurdur Pálsson

Inside Voices, Outside Light

This book presents poems from Pálsson's ten collections written between 1980-2008. Swirling with imagery, they reveal a poet committed to unearthing the joy of living connected to the natural world.

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Dinner with Fish & Mirrors

Ivana Milankov

Dinner with Fish & Mirrors

Serbia's rich historical and religious history is evident in these poems and there is an untiring effort to reach beyond the sensations of the world around her towards mystical revelation, to communicate the incommunicable.

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Talking Vrouz

Valérie Rouzeau

Talking Vrouz

These poems present a language that is a hybrid of liberties and constraints: omissions, grammatical contractions, colloquialisms and archaisms, wordplay, puns, childspeak, exploded cliche and the heightened awareness of a poetic tradition.

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Thaw

Víctor Rodríguez Núñez

Thaw

Thaw is a book length sequence of short (all 10 lines long) poems. At first glance these seem simple meditations on nature, that, when given time, open out into a larger reflections on human experience, emotions and how the three interact.

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Seizing: Places

Hélène Dorion

Seizing: Places

The first translation into English from this French-Canadian author by one of the UK's foremost translators, himself a distinguished poet and novelist.

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How Abraham Abandoned Me

Bejan Matur

How Abraham Abandoned Me

This collection covers the broad vision of mankind's history with a story of an individual journey, in the course of which the poet explores the cosmic and the microcosm, the immensities of Time and Space, of becoming and Being. The poems came during a pilgrimage in south-eastern Anatolia.

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Bloodhoof

Gerður Kristný

Bloodhoof

Bloodhoof is the re-casting into compulsively spare modern verse of an ancient Eddic poem - but this only begins to hint at its attractions. It is a minimalist epic telling of the abduction of Gerdur Gymisdottir from the land of giants to the court of Freyr of the 'wolf-grey eyes', and the subsequent events culminating in the birth of her son and her hopes of being saved by her own kin.

It is full of iron-hard rocks and ice, serpents in the breast gnawing at the harness of hope, but also wide-reaching fields of corn whispering in the breeze and a throne carved with beasts and dragons-heads. You could read the whole book in perhaps half an hour but it will take many months or years to begin to clear the ghosts and long-dead heroes from your mind.

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Shape of Time

Doris Kareva

Shape of Time

Doris Kareva is Estonia's leading female poet, and her work has been translated into over 20 languages. Her eleventh collection, Shape of Time, is more restrained in style than her earlier works, but its themes are the same - love and its great enemies, death and time - and the poems retain the romantic bravado that makes her work so compelling.

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