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Lunarium

Josep Lluís Aguiló

Lunarium

Aguiló's latest volume takes up once more the theme of the uncertainty of life, and in omens and elements of fantasy, the poet reveals allegories of our everyday universe.

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Until the Lions

Karthika Naïr

Until the Lions

Karthika Nair's epic poem Until the Lions is conceived as an echo of its great Sanskrit forerunner,the Mahabharata. It is an echo in which women drive the narrative and are its main characters, a vivid and compelling retelling from a female perspective of many of the stories from one of the world's most venerated books.

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Paradise Empty: Poems 1983 – 2013

Hugo Mujica

Paradise Empty: Poems 1983 – 2013

Hugo Mujica is one of Argentina's top intellectuals and a leading poet in Spanish. This bilingual edition offers the English-speaking reader for the first time a representative selection of all of his poetry.

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Six Estonian Poets

ed. Doris Kareva

Six Estonian Poets

In Six Estonian Poets, the editor, Doris Kareva, presents us with the work of five highly individual poets of the younger generation together with that of one of the most influential figures of their parents' generation.

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Dancing in Odessa

Ilya Kaminsky

Dancing in Odessa

Surreal enough to be true, these poems waltz through encounters within families and without. The people depicted are in equal measure brutal and tender, in narratives that are strangely innocent, compelling and convincing.

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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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Vandemonian

Cliff Forshaw

Vandemonian

The term "Vandemonian" refers to Van Dieman's Land, and Cliff Forshaw's sixth collection focuses on its inhabitants, both human and animal, newcomer and Aborigine, to piece together a fragmentary history of Tasmania.

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Six Catalan Poets

ed. Pere Ballart

Six Catalan Poets

History shows how Catalan culture has overcome critical situations far more adverse than the present. The Catalan language has not been replaced and this anthology contains four Catalans, one Valencian and one Mallorcan, who, although they lived through the tail end of the dictatorship, grew up under a democratic regime. Together, their work could not be more modern, comprehensive or polyphonic: politics and history cohabit with love (both heterosexual and homoerotic), learned allusion and popular image, stanzaic rigour and freedom of form, the song to the land of one's birth and hymn to the voyage.

Featuring the work of six of Catalonia's leading poets - Josep Lluís Aguiló, Elies Barberà, Manuel Forcano, Gemma Gorga, Jordi Julià, Carles Torner - translated by a prize-winning translator, and with an introductory essay which sets the poets within a wider literary context.

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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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