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Keep 'Er Lit: New Selected Lyrics
Van Morrison
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It contains love songs, work songs, songs about the pains and anxieties of existence, songs of consolation, songs about various kinds of spiritual quest and the realms of the mystical, and songs which deal with healing and reconciliation, both with the self and with others.


Patient X: The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa
David Peace
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Ryuosuke Akutagawa was one of Japan's great writers. He lived through Japan's turbulent Taisho period, including the devastating 1923 earthquake, only to take his own life at the age of just thirty-five in 1927.

Inpsired by Akutagawa's stories, essays and letters, David Peace has fashioned an extraordinary novel of tales.


Salt
David Harsent
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'They belong to each other in mood, in tone and by way of certain images and words that form a ricochet of echoes - not least the word "salt".' Mineral, eerie, sensory, the poems in the collection are experienced as encounters - some with the surety of daylight, others in dream-life - that refresh with the turning of each page.


The Noise of a Fly
Douglas Dunn
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Penned with a dexterous wit and a steady nerve, The Noise of a Fly is a mesmeric imagining of our later years by one of this country's most senior and celebrated writers.

'It is hard to think of many poets who can equal his combination of imaginative ambition, formal resource and range of tone .


Armistice: A Laureate's Choice of Poems of War and Peace
Carol Ann Duffy
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The Armistice of 1918 brought ceasefire to the war on the Western Front, but 'the Great War' would not as hoped be 'the war to end all wars'.


Beneath Troubled Skies
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The story of Scotland at war in the poetry of the time, in English, Gaelic and Scots, by servicemen, volunteers, and those on the home front.


Peace Talks
Sir Andrew Motion
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Depicting the ravages of modern warfare through reported speech, redacted documents, and vivid evocations of place, this book includes poems that are moving and measured, delicate and clear-eyed, and bear witness to the futility of war and the suffering of those left behind.


Sonnets
Giuseppe Gioachino Belli
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Kant's Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write
Claire Messud
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Arranged in three parts, Kant's Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write opens with Claire's most personal essays - reflections on a childhood divided between cultures, and between dueling models of womanhood. It is here, in these early years, that we see the seeds of Messud's inquiry into ...


The World's Worst Poetry
Stephen Robins
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We all need a bit of poetry in our lives - to inspire and to elevate. But what happens when poetry goes wrong and how bad can it get? Stephen Robins has scoured the anthologies of the world to collect together the most delightful examples of really awful poetry.


The Poetry of Horses
Various
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Poems about horses by the world's greatest poets.


It Will Be Cold In The Afternoon
Antonio Canteiro
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Julian Maclaren-Ross
Julian Maclaren-Ross
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Julian Maclaren-Ross was one of the leading writers of the 1940s. His world is dingy, down-at-heel; a world of smoke-veiled bars, rented lodgings, blacked-out streets, and wartime army garrisons. Whether narrated in the slangy voice of an uneducated soldier, or the clipped cadences of a colonial expat, ...


Shakespeare In Soho: Jeremy Reed's Remix of The Sonnets
Jeremy Reed
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Jeremy Reed is one of Britain's most outstanding and famously controversial poets, his originality of imagery and cutting edge subject matter distinguishing him from most of his contemporaries. His recent books include the poetry collections Piccadilly Bongo, Sooner Or Later Frank, Voodoo Excess and ...


British Women Poets of the Long Eighteenth Century: An Anthology
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It fills the persistent need to document women's poetic expression during the long eighteenth century and to rewrite the literary history of the period, a history from which women have largely been excluded.


Muscovy
Matthew Francis
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The joys of the world and of the imagination find their equivalent in Francis's joy in the possibilities of language:

'A basket of snow for the Empress / with a poem of
modest triumph: / I made this out of what does not last.'


Terror
Toby Martinez de las Rivas
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In Terror, Toby Martinez de las Rivas leads us on a high-wire act of verbal dexterity and inventive syntax in pursuit of a new kind of communication.


The Curiosities
Christopher Reid
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The Curiosities is the eleventh book of poems from this most inventive and celebrated of British poets. Here and there the story-telling roams and sweeps: here are tales 'for' friends and loved ones, there are tales 'after' the great poets of history.


The Universal Home Doctor
Simon Armitage
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"The Universal Home Doctor" is Simon Armitage's most personal collection of poems yet. The poems journey across the globe but are ultimately set against the most intimate of landscapes - the human body.


The Word on the Street
Paul Muldoon
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In this new collection Paul Muldoon goes back to the essential meaning of the term 'lyric' -a short poem sung to the accompaniment of a musical instrument.

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