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The Bright Rose: Early German Verse 800–1250

ed. Philip Wilson

The Bright Rose: Early German Verse 800–1250

Never published in verse form before, these translations of some of the earliest known German poetry give us a rich glimpse of a life that, while alien in so many ways, was not so different after all.

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Crimsoning the Eagle's Claw: The Viking Poems of Rǫgnvaldr Kali Kolsson, Earl of Orkney

Rǫgnvaldr Kali Kolsson

Crimsoning the Eagle's Claw: The Viking Poems of Rǫgnvaldr Kali Kolsson, Earl of Orkney

Rich narratives and old Norse mythology blend with familiar place-names and landscapes to create a peculiarly alluring, sometimes comic, world that never quite settles around the reader.

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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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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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The Music of the Prophets: The Resettlement of the Jews in England, 1655-56

Michelene Wandor

The Music of the Prophets: The Resettlement of the Jews in England, 1655-56

In 1290 the Jews were banished from England. In 1655-56, Jews once more became a part of British society, returning to the London of Oliver Cromwell, Samuel Pepys and Henry Purcell. To commemorate the 250th anniversary of this return, Michelene Wandor has written a sensuous dramatic narrative poem, evoking seventeenth-century London, and telling the story of the two men who made this return possible: Cromwell and Menasseh Ben Israel.

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The Book of Belongings

Brian Johnstone

The Book of Belongings

The Book of Belongings reads like an archaeology of the lost, its pages uncovering and observing what has vanished, died or been abandoned. Battlefields, remote landscapes, pre-war classrooms, nightmares of childhood, the past with all its demons and sad domestic litanies, all are here, vanished histories given a voice by this accomplished poet.

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Wolfpit

Glyn Maxwell

Wolfpit

"Maxwell's inexhaustible stock of invention and his commitment to traditional forms gives this enterprise a unique solidity." Vogue

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The Testament of the Reverend Thomas Dick

W. N. Herbert

The Testament of the Reverend Thomas Dick

"The [title] sequence is typical of a poet who is always concerned to confront the small with the big, the everyday with the historical, the human with the universal. Testament is an excellent introduction to his work..." David Kennedy, Wide Skirt

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The Imbolc Bride

John Sewell

The Imbolc Bride

This is John Sewell's first full-length collection, and it contains poems written over a ten-year period. The title, taken from the Celtic festival associated with the rites of prognostication and trial marriage, reflects Sewell's interest in using history and legend to increase understanding of events common to most people in the present.

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