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contents 3 4 april w.b.yeats the first yeats nigel forde the choir outing 5 6 7 may judith aronson likenesses louise glück a village life fiona sampson rough music 8 9 10 june lucie brock-broido soul keeping company selected poems elaine feinstein cities tom raworth windmills in flames old and new poems 11 12 13 july anthony astbury ed a greville press anthology john gallas forty lies kei miller a light song of light 14 15 16 17 august environment at the crossroads anthony rudolf zig zag john whale waterloo teeth robert saxton hesiod s calendar judith wright a human pattern selected poems 18 19 20 21 22 september john ashbery collected poems 1956-1987 jody allen randolph ed interviews from a changing ireland peter sansom selected poems philip terry shakespeare s sonnets paul hodgson and dan burt cold eye 23 24 25 october ford madox ford parade s end some do not gabriel josipovici heart s wings and other stories david constantine et al eds oxford poets 2010 an anthology 26 27

louise g l Üc k a village life around the fountain there are clusters of metal tables this is where you sit when you’re old beyond the intensities of the fountain the fountain is for the young who still want to look at themselves or for the mothers who need to keep their children diverted in good weather a few old people linger at the tables life is simple now one day cognac one day coffee and a cigarette to the couples it’s clear who’s on the outskirts of life who’s at the center from ‘tributaries’ a village life begins in the topography of a village a mediterranean world of no definite moment or place around the fountain concentric circles of figures are organised by age and in degrees of distance fields a river and like the fountain’s opposite a mountain human time superimposed on geological time renowned as a lyrical and dramatic poet of austere intensity glück focuses not on action but on pauses and intervals moments of

tom raworth windmills in flames old and new poems sometimes a fragment of language illuminates a world not consistently round breathing its air from ‘baggage claim’ tom raworth’s collected poems 2003 was acclaimed by the times literary supplement as a milestone forty years’ work by a major poet of english modernism gathered for the first time raworth moves on radical inventive and politically engaged windmills in flames takes a vertiginous ride through the language landscape we inhabit poems fragment and distort veer in unexpected directions reconfigure playful often funny windmills in flames is fuelled by anger at the use of language as an instrument of political deceit and military aggression aboutthe au thor tom raworth was born in london in 1938 since 1966 he has published more than forty books of poetry prose and translations his graphic work has been shown in france italy and the united states and he has collaborated and performed with musicians

miller a light song of light kei miller’s work was acclaimed by the distinguished jamaican writer olive senior as ‘some of the most exciting poetry i’ve read in years an extraordinary new voice singing with clarity and grace.’ a light song of light continues to sing in the rhythms of ritual and folktale praise songs and anecdotes blending lyricism with a cool wit finding the languages in which poetry can sing in dark times the book is in two parts day time and night time behind the daylight world of community lies another disordered landscape stories of ghosts and bandits a darkness violent and seductive at the heart of the collection is the singerman a member of jamaica’s road gangs in the 1930s whose job was to sing while the others broke stones he is a presence both mundane and shamanic kei miller’s poems celebrate ‘our incredible and abundant lives’ one of the finest caribbean poetic talents to have appeared in recent decades

j uditha human pattern wright selected poems with an introduction by john kinsella judith wright 1915-2000 is one of australia’s best loved and essential poets devoted to place responsive to landscape and to the violence done to the land and its inhabitants as john kinsella writes in his introduction ‘she looked inwards into australia and in doing so made the local universal’ a human pattern a selected poems she prepared after she had abandoned writing poetry in order to devote her time to fighting for aboriginal rights and conservation presents her best work from 1946 to her last collection phantom dwelling 1986 australia alive with human and natural history is vibrant in this selection she is john kinsella writes ‘a poet of human contact with the land’ she speaks directly to our perennial concerns i was born into a coloured country spider-webs in dew on feathered grass mountains blue as wrens valleys cupping sky in like a cradle from

peter sansom selected poems the stationary train that pulls out of the station a harbour and island getting underway across an estuary and out to open sea a church moving as you walk on the horizon the ceiling turning round a single drunken lightbulb or from a spin in an office chair watching the room like a rubber band unwind to bring the world back to where you were from ‘what the eye doesn’t see’ selected poems gathers twenty years of quintessential peter sansom a poet who has made the local and familiar his own resonant territory supermarkets and darts matches life with teenagers and family funerals the common ground of modern life make up the fabric of poems that capture the distinctiveness of the ordinary with a robust and sharp-eyed tenderness selected poems includes revised versions of poems from peter sansom’s four carcanet collections with poems from his 2009 pamphlet the night is young aboutthe au thor peter sansom was born in 1958 in

g abriel heart s wings j osipovici and other stories there are no objects any more there were never any objects now you know don’t look for me by the time you read this i will be far away you will never find me gabriel josipovici’s stories play hide and seek with the reader whether they take place in a seedy london nightclub in the sixties in a brothel in hamburg during the first world war in the fevered world of shakespeare’s mind as he writes twelfth night or in that of the dying borges as he dreams of finland and the kalevala in an airport outside berlin in bukovina in 1942 one thing is certain you are never quite where you think you are and what is happening is never quite what you think is happening no matter how short the story – and many are no more than two or three pages long – by the time you have finished reading you will have travelled an unimaginable distance and will never be quite the same again the mysteries of gabriel

les murr ay taller when prone taller when prone has at its heart les murray’s celebrations of the rural world in australia and elsewhere evoked with a deep understanding of landscapes and the seasons working lives and languages that have shaped them stories and songs fragments of conversations memories and satire comprise this varied habitable world in murray’s vigorous and sinuous language ‘song and story are pixels in a mirrorball’ reflecting back to us endless possibilities thinking up names for a lofty farm high wallet cow terraces fogsheep rainside helmet brush tipcamber dingo leap from ‘the cowladder stanzas’ there is no poetry in the english language now so rooted in its sacredness so broad-leafed in its pleasures and yet so intimate and conversational derek walcott he is quite simply the one by whom the language lives joseph brodsky aboutthe au thor les murray born in 1938 grew up on a dairy farm at bunyah new south wales since 1971 he

selected backlist sophie hannah pessimism for beginners edwin morgan new selected poems sophie hannah is a poet of considerable skill a shrewd and accurate observer of the world around her and of her own life she is often very funny.  wendy cope plangent piquant compassionate mordant tender [edwin morgan s poetic palette is prodigiously varied and vivid and this collection spans the best of an incisive and humane talent sunday scotland on isbn 978 185754 8785 £9.95 isbn 978 185754 4596 £12.95 elizabeth jennings selected poems rainer maria rilke [her clear-eyed simple tenderness reminds me of the great 17th century poet george herbert the author wrote of his sonnets to orpheus they are perhaps most mysterious even to me the most puzzling dictation i have ever received and taken down vernon scannell sunday telegraph isbn 978 085635 2829 £9.95 sonnets to orpheus and letters to a young poet isbn 978 185754 4565 £9.95 hugh macdiarmid selected poems christina rossetti

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