• How I Get Ready
    How I Get Ready
    In her new poetry collection How I Get Ready, Ashleigh Young fails to learn to drive, vanishes from the fossil record, and finally finishes writing a book.

    ISBN: 9781776562367
    Publication date: 09/05/2019
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Young, Ashleigh
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • How to Live
    How to Live
    A new poetry collection that takes readers among ‘the unsilent women’, from Hipparchia to J. K. Rowling.

    ‘Women who speak have always been monstrous. That twisty sphinx, those tempting sirens; better plug your ears with wax, boys.’

    Where are the female philosophers? Why are women silenced? Who can tell us how to live? In her fourth collection of poetry, Helen Rickerby takes readers on a journey into women’s writing, a quest for philosophical answers, and an investigation of poetic form.

    The poems in How to Live engage in a conversation with ‘the unsilent women’ – Hipparchia and George Eliot, Ban Zhao and Mary Shelley. They do so in order to explore philosophical and practical questions: how one could or should live a good life, how to be happy, how to not die, how to live. Rickerby thinks through the ways that poetry can build up and deconstruct a life, how the subtext and layers inherent in poetry can add to the telling of a life story, and how different perspectives can be incorporated into one work – the place where poetry meets essay, where fiction meets non-fiction, where biography meets autobiography, where plain-speaking meets lyricism, where form pushes against digression.
    The work is witty (‘Perhaps I should ban “perhaps”.’) and self-reflexive (‘Am I afraid that if I let the words leak out, they’ll mix with oxygen and become prose?’) as Rickerby draws on the intensity, symbolism and layering of poetic form, using poetry as a space of exploration of ideas, of thinking, of essaying.

    ISBN: 9781869409050
    Publication date: 15/08/2019
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Rickerby, Helen
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Lay Studies
    Lay Studies
    In Lay Studies, Steven Toussaint conducts an impressive range of lyric inventions, pitching his poems to that precarious interval between love and rage. Beneath their formal dexterity and variety, these etudes sustain a continuous meditation on the concords and dissonances of worshipful life in an age dominated by spectacle, violence, and environmental devastation. With great skill and compassion, he depicts scenes of domestic life in his adopted home of New Zealand, a transient year of religious and artistic soul-searching in the United Kingdom, and a growing sense of dislocation from his native United States in the Trump era. These are poems of profound contemplative inwardness, conjuring and conversing with a vast tradition of literature, scholarship, and art. Lay Studies is a powerful collection and a welcome music.

    ISBN: 9781776562404
    Publication date: 11/07/2019
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Toussaint, Steven
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Moth Hour
    Moth Hour
    The family didn't know what to do about grief. The noisy house went silent. I was fourteen. I lay on the red rug in the sitting room and listened to Beethoven's Thirty-Three Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, op. 120 - over and over because it was there.

    In 1973, Anne Kennedy's brother Philip was partying on a hillside when he accidentally fell to his death. Among books and records, Philip left a poem typed in Courier on thick, cream, letter-sized paper.
    Come catch me little child
    And put me in a jar . . .
    In Moth Hour, Anne Kennedy returns to the death of her brother and the world he inhabited, writing `Thirty-Three Transformations on a Theme of Philip' and concluding with a longer poem, `The The'.

    Kennedy's extraordinary poems grapple with the rebellious world of her brother and his friends in the 1970s; with grief and loss; with the arch of time. The poems reach into the threads of the past to build patterns, grasped for a moment and then unravelling in one's hands.

    Moth Hour is a complex, ambitious piece of writing and a moving poetic engagement with tragedy.

    ISBN: 9781869408947
    Publication date: 12/09/2019
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Kennedy, Anne
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
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