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Lost Evenings, Lost Lives

ed. Lakshmi Holmström

Lost Evenings, Lost Lives

In May 2009, the Sri Lankan government officially announced the end of a civil war that had been ravaging the island for almost three decades. During all these years, Tamil poets have commented on the war and its vicissitudes in what constitutes an extraordinary body of poetry. Together these poems can be read as an alternative history of the war.

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Barefoot Souls

Maram al-Masri

Barefoot Souls

Detailing the lives of Syrian women living in Paris, these poems, capturing the unheard voices of women whose lives are suppressed in unimaginable ways, allow us to explore moments never mentioned in the news reports. Potent and never failing to capture the essence of the feminine experience with a remarkable amount of insight.

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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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While I am Drawing Breath

Rose Ausländer

While I am Drawing Breath

The experience of living in the Chernovtsy ghetto under the Nazis remains a dark undertow of all the poetry Auslénder wrote, though she rarely addresses it explicitly.

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In a Time of Burning

Cheran

In a Time of Burning

This selection of poems by Cheran, one of the most important poets writing in Tamil today, charts the civil war in Sri Lanka of more than three decades, and its aftermath.

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Midnight and Other Poems

Mourid Barghouti

Midnight and Other Poems

This first UK publication of a full-length bilingual collection by, arguably, Palestine's greatest living poet is a powerful and moving book comprising his long poem 'Midnight' and a series of shorter poems. Hitherto known in the UK only through his autobiography I Saw Ramallah (Bloomsbury, 2004), Barghouti the poet is heard at his best in this collection.

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Women and Days

Gabriel Ferrater

Women and Days

The Catalan poet, Gabriel Ferrater (1922-1972) is a poet of personal experience - he once suggested that his poetry had an affinity with Hardy's, a poet he greatly admired - and succeeds like no other poet in capturing the feeling of Catalan society both during and since the Spanish Civil War (1936-39).

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33 Sonnets of the Resistance

Jean Cassou

33 Sonnets of the Resistance

Through his fine and thoughtful translation of these sonnets and a selection of Cassou's later poems, Timothy Ades gives us the opportunity of discovering an unfamiliar - and now historical - poetic voice.

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Mother of Battles

Michael Hulse

Mother of Battles

Written against the background of Operation Desert Storm, this sequence of poems, with author's notes, places the Gulf War in a wider historical and mythological context.

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