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Far from Sodom

Inna Lisnianskaya

Far from Sodom

Lisnianskaya is a poet of instinct - lyrical, intense, defiant, tragic - in whose poetry time, death and the need for love are key themes. In Far from Sodom, which spans her poetic output from 1967 to 2003, she writes with tender insight into love and loss in old age, and in particular about her late husband, the celebrated poet Semyon Lipkin.

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Words Have Frozen Over

Claude de Burine

Words Have Frozen Over

Underlying the remarkable combination of image and pattern in these poems, there is also a recognisable human context - childhood, intimate relationships, aging, loss, Aids, the Niverais landscape of her youth, the bars of the city, the town hall are all present.

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Spectrum-Shift

Isobel Thrilling

Spectrum-Shift

Isobel Thrilling's work is characterised by free verse, an extreme economy of language and piercing moments of insight. There are poems here which deal uncompromisingly with illness, loss and family relationships. Others set the human in a wider evolutionary context. Some are the expression of the sheer joy of living. Whatever the subject, the dedication and craftsmanship of a highly individual artist are always very much to the fore.

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Cathedral of Birds

Myra Schneider

Cathedral of Birds

In her third collection, Myra Schneider displays increasing control over disparate subject-matter, but the gift for powerfully affecting metaphor is as strong as ever, particularly in conjuring a sense of loss.

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Total Recall

Colin Rowbotham

Total Recall

This collection, in which the poet draws upon his memories, is disconcerting and painfully honest yet also full of delights and curiosities. The final sequence, 'A Year and Others', embodies the tragic experience of the loss of a child.

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Picking up the Pieces

Joan Gordon

Picking up the Pieces

Joan Gordon made a late start as a writer. This book consists of a moving sequence about widowhood followed by wise and witty reflections on a range of other subjects, mostly suburban and domestic. Her poetry is eloquent and direct, and has no time for frills and formalities.

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