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Eternal Traffic

Mila Haugová

Eternal Traffic

MILA HAGUOVÁ is one of Slovakia’s most highly-regarded poets, and this, her second full-length collection in English translation from Arc, selects poems from two of her books, the prize-winning Biele rumupisy (White Manuscripts, 2007) and Miznutie anjelov (The Disappearance of Angels, 2008).

Nature, eroticism, memory and loss are inseparably interwoven in these fragile, yet immensely powerful, poems. Haugová’s language is often experimental, yet the emotional thrust of each poem is quite clear. She writes movingly about the end of a love affair, about her childhood experiences (both painful and inspiring), and about the death of her mother; no experience, however distressing, is discarded, since it can only contribute to wider understanding and acceptance.

As James Sutherland-Smith says in the introduction to his finely-crafted translation:
“Mila Haugová writes of the intricacies of human emotions, their revelations and their concealments with an insight very few other poets have ever approached.”

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Not on the Side of the Gods

Anna Crowe

Not on the Side of the Gods

Anna Crowe writes to rescue obscure stories and give a voice to things that have no voice. Her poems celebrate the mystery and diversity of the natural world while mourning its fragility. Birds fly in and out of poems in which lurk extraordinary invertebrates and strange plants; the vulnerability of human lives and family relationships is another concern. One of the foremost translators of Catalan poetry into English, her appetite for language is rooted in her love of music. The Poetry Book Society selectors described her poems as "sinewy and questing, alive with memory and attentive to the interior landscape.

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Twist

Pippa Little

Twist

Twist is a slant look at the connections binding us together - familial, social, political - in poems which range from the curious and disturbing to memories and evocations of the ordinary magic at work in our lives.

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Window-cleaner Sees Paintings

Menno Wigman

Window-cleaner Sees Paintings

The master of pulsing, post-modern poetic rhythms, Menno Wigman's reputation is assured as one of the Netherlands' leading poets. And as perhaps his country's most exciting poet in terms of form: a craftsman who knows what he wants in the words of poet Alfred Schaffer. Wigman's second collection won him the Netherlands' coveted Jan Campert prize.

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Xenia

Eugenio Montale

Xenia

In its literary impact, Montale's Xenia, published in 1966 in an edition of just 50 copies, might be described as Italy's Four Quartets.

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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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Nothing More

Krystyna Miłobędzka

Nothing More

These are poems rooted in the earth and body, beginning in a physical experience that expands into philosophical questioning. They are not polite, they do not hide their imperfections. They reveal an immediacy of expression.

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Woman's Head as Jug

Jackie Wills

Woman's Head as Jug

This is a book of enchantment and observation, presenting the power of simple language to convey large and thrilling ideas, relying on often natural images to convey the political in the personal, the value of love and the depth of impermanence.

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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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Six Armenian Poets

ed. Razmik Davoyan

Six Armenian Poets

An anthology of six Armenian poets, featuring the work of Hrachya Sarukhan, Violet Grigorian, Khachik Manoukyan, Azniv Sahakyan, Anatoli Hovhannisyan and Hasmik Simonyan

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