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Antigonick is a comic-book presentation of Sophokles' Antigone in a new translation by Anne Carson, with text blocks hand-inked on the page by... Les mer
Many of the poems in Moniza Alvi's Europa relate to ancient and modern traumas, including enforced exile, alienation, rape and 'honour killing'. Its... Les mer
Split World: Poems 1990-2005
Moniza Alvi left Pakistan for England when a few months old. In her early work, she drew on real and imagined homelands in poems which are 'vivid,... Les mer
How the Bicycle Shone
Denise Levertov described Allnutt’s poems as "at once hard and delicate, like wrought iron". They are both serious and light in touch,... Les mer
So What: New & Selected Poems 1971-2005
Taha Muhammad Ali is a celebrated Palestinian poet whose work is driven by a storyteller’s vivid imagination, disarming humour and unflinching... Les mer
We Brits
John Agard has been subverting British poetry for the past 30 years with his mischievous, satirical fables which overturn all our expectations. In We... Les mer
American Blue: Selected Poems
Elizabeth Alexander is a leading American poet whose work has been inspired by a wide range of influence, from history, literature, art and music to... Les mer
Bloodaxe Poetry Introductions are a new kind of anthology aimed at the general reader as well as the poetry lover. Compiled by Staying Alive editor... Les mer
How the Stone Found Its Voice
Moniza Alvi’s title sequence How The Stone Found Its Voice is a series of poems inspired by creation myths. Begun in the wake of the tragedy of... Les mer
Reading the River: Selected Poems
Robert Adamson has been nourished for much of his life by Australia’s Hawkesbury River. Reading the River praises nature – red in tooth and claw... Les mer
A Red Cherry on a White-tiled Floor
Maram Al-Massri is an Arab love poet for the modern age. She writes short, seductive lyrics of astonishing clarity and piercing candour, stringing... Les mer
The Book of Orgasms
An underground cult classic in the States: playful fictions or prose poems, part human, part divine, leaping from our everyday world to explore the... Les mer
The souls inhabit us "as if our faces were portraits in galleries - and stare out of us until they are tired of looking," writes Moniza... Les mer
Elizabeth Bishop: Poet of the Periphery
This first collection of essays on Bishop to be published in Britain draws on work presented at the first UK Elizabeth Bishop conference, held at... Les mer
Gillian Allnutt’s Lintel gives us poems of the threshold; poems that stand at the edge, looking back as well as forward; poems that arise out of... Les mer
Danish poet Inger Christensen creates a framework of psalm-like forms that unfold like expanding universes, crystallising into words both the beauty... Les mer
Poems 1960-2000
Fleur Adcock is one of Britain’s most accomplished poets. Her poised, ironic poems are tense and tightly controlled as well as shrewdly laconic,... Les mer
Anansi, the trickster god and Spiderhero of West African folktales, is the spinning voice at the hub of John Agard's Come Down Nansi. Here the... Les mer
Carrying My Wife
Moniza Alvi left Pakistan for England when a few months old. In The Country at My Shoulder and Bowl of Warm Air, she drew on real and imagined... Les mer
Scar on the Stone
Scar on the Stone is the first anthology of Bosnian poetry in English to have appeared since the outbreak of war and genocide following the... Les mer
These poems were written for a poem-film by Simon Armitage to be shown in the new BBC 2 series Words on Film. The film is set on the Ashfield Valley... Les mer
Selected Poems
"McKane’s Akhmatova versions are unparalleled, and a great advance on his admittedly brilliant early work on that wonderful poet. They have a... Les mer