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  • TO MAKE MONSTERS OUT OF GIRLS
    TO MAKE MONSTERS OUT OF GIRLS
    LOVELACE AMANDA
    ISBN: 9781449494261
    Title: TO MAKE MONSTERS OUT OF GIRLS
    Author: LOVELACE AMANDA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Winner of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Poetry, Amanda Lovelace presents her new illustrated duology, “things that h(a)unt.” In this first installment, to make monsters out of girls, Lovelace explores the memory of being in an abusive relationship. She poses the eternal question: Can you heal once you’ve been marked by a monster, or will the sun always sting?

    Imprint: ANDREWS MCMEEL
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • TOO TOO TOO TOO
    TOO TOO TOO TOO
    LAI-MING TAMMY HO
    ISBN: 9789811186066
    Title: TOO TOO TOO TOO
    Author: LAI-MING TAMMY HO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Tammy Ho Lai-Ming's second poetry collection Too Too Too Too is sensual, imaginative, narrative-driven and political. Her poetic voice is at once unflinching and delicate, and has the power to be both discomforting and challenging. She combines the ethics and aesthetics of realist fiction with an exploration of the range of possibilities to create a twenty-first-century transnational poetics. These poems will inspire speculation and invite myriad interpretation.

    Imprint: TO BE ALLOCATED
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • TOWARDS THE END
    TOWARDS THE END
    ALIZADEH ALI
    ISBN: 9781925818222
    Title: TOWARDS THE END
    Author: ALIZADEH ALI
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Towards the End presents the contemporary world as broken and dying, a world that is moving irreversibly towards collapse as well as rebirth.

    The collection begins with the speaker's disillusion with the ideals of capitalism, and the ironic realisation that happiness and prosperity may no longer be attainable. The middle section of the collection reflects, with dark humour and a controlled anger, on the dysfunction of our socio-political systems and the signs of their disintegration. The final poems in the book imagine a universal humanity beyond the failures of the contemporary world, and prophesy global resistance, rejuvenation and revolution. The collection may be described as a fusion of social satire, gothic dystopia and historical materialism, interwoven with autobiographical reflection.


    Imprint: GIRAMONDO
    RRP: $24.00

    Price: $24.00
  • TRACE LINES : POEMS AND IMAGES
    TRACE LINES : POEMS AND IMAGES
    BRYSON DAVID
    ISBN: 9780648243113
    Title: TRACE LINES : POEMS AND IMAGES
    Author: BRYSON DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: CONSIGNMENT STOCK
    RRP: $39.99
    Price: $39.99
  • TRADITION   -   Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2020
    TRADITION - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2020
    BROWN JERICHO
    ISBN: 9781529020472
    Title: TRADITION - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2020
    Author: BROWN JERICHO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    Jericho Brown's daring poetry collection The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown's poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly lie? Poems of fatherhood, legacy, blackness, queerness, worship, and trauma are propelled into stunning clarity by Brown's mastery, and his invention of the duplex - a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues - testament to his formal skill. The Tradition is a cutting and necessary collection, relentless in its quest for survival while revelling in a celebration of contradiction.

    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • TRILLION TINY AWAKENINGS
    TRILLION TINY AWAKENINGS
    ROYALLE CANDY
    ISBN: 9781760800086
    Title: TRILLION TINY AWAKENINGS
    Author: ROYALLE CANDY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


    Listen to this non-prophet,
    This high priestess of poetry:
    No more hatred, just love,
    We are pure love, we are pure love.
    And this gathering, every gathering
    Is sacred. Listen.


    Candy Royalle was a spoken word poet par excellence, presenting her words and ideas with dynamism and passion. In a short 37 years of life she made a profound impact on readers and audiences. Her death unleashed sorrow and love. Candy’s anticipation of the release of this book makes all of us regretful that it didn’t come earlier so that she could enjoy her arrival into a traditional publishing form which was sure to increase her following.

    A trillion tiny awakenings is uncompromisingly direct in its language and set of interests about the world and the politics that impact every aspect of our lives. These poems also carry love. Candy Royalle invokes tenderness and care in this startling new book.

    Imprint: UWA PUBLISHING
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • TURBULENCE
    TURBULENCE
    ON THUY
    ISBN: 9781760801250
    Title: TURBULENCE
    Author: ON THUY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this intensely personal collection, On explores loss, separation and renewal, online dating, sex, longing, rejection and desire. Though they are personal and confessional, taken from the authors own life, these poems speak to anyone who’s ever loved and lost.

    Filled with short sharp burst of emotion, this stunning debut seeks to untangle the messiness of human relationships.

    Imprint: University of WA Publishing
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • TWENTY LOVE POEMS AND A SONG OF DESPAIR
    TWENTY LOVE POEMS AND A SONG OF DESPAIR
    NERUDA PABLO
    ISBN: 9780224074414
    Title: TWENTY LOVE POEMS AND A SONG OF DESPAIR
    Author: NERUDA PABLO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    The Chilean Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) was probably the greatest and certainly the most prolific of twentieth-century Latin American poets. His third book, Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Cancion Desesperada - Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair- was published in 1924 and attracted international acclaim.

    Imprint: Jonathan Cape Publishers
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • TYPEWRITER MUSIC
    TYPEWRITER MUSIC
    MALOUF DAVID
    ISBN: 9780702236310
    Title: TYPEWRITER MUSIC
    Author: MALOUF DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    David Malouf's brilliant collection of poems begins with a memory of new love - with 'grace unasked for, urgencies that boom under the pocket of a shirt' - and ends in the intimate territory of the long-familiar where there is no need for words. This volume is marked by an astonishing breadth of intelligence and erudition, yet steps lightly among the objects of our lives and the wonder of everyday replenishments. Everywhere the poems affirm the mystical delights of music, angels and fields where 'first to gather are the starlings in unquiet flocks. Then quietly, the stars'. (To read some poetry, see the AI)

    Imprint: University of Queensland Press
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • UNACCOMPANIED
    UNACCOMPANIED
    ARMITAGE SIMON
    ISBN: 9780571333851
    Title: UNACCOMPANIED
    Author: ARMITAGE SIMON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The eleventh single volume of poetry from one of the Britain's most celebrated and influential contemporary poets, Simon Armitage.

    Praised for his powerfully inventive, influential verse, Simon Armitage has resided at the heart of British poetry for more than a quarter century. Throughout, his work has celebrated range and adaptability, most recently in the prose poems of Seeing Stars (2010), the dramatisation of The Last Days of Troy (2014) and the translation of medieval Pearl (2016). But The Unaccompanied, his eleventh single volume, is a return to Armitage's trademark contemporary lyricism. Warm, knowing, generous and moving, the poems in this new collection combine wit and mischief with heart-stopping honesty, and mark out The Unaccompanied as a major publication by a writer the Observer has described as 'the best poet of his generation.'

    Imprint: Faber and Faber
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • UNCOLLECTED POEMS
    UNCOLLECTED POEMS
    THOMAS R S
    ISBN: 9781852248963
    Title: UNCOLLECTED POEMS
    Author: THOMAS R S
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    R.S. Thomas (1913-2000) is a major writer of our time, one of the finest religious poets in the English language and one of Wales's greatest poets. His output was prolific: over six decades he published some 25 individual collections of poems, as well as several volumes of prose. A substantial number of his poems, however, have hitherto remained uncollected, and often elusive - poems published in newspapers, magazines and journals (many of them obscure), as well as in private or limited editions. Uncollected Poems - published to mark the centenary of Thomas's birth - brings together for the first time a rigorous selection of the best of these. The fruit of several years' research by Tony Brown and Jason Walford Davies, the volume makes available work which spans the whole of Thomas's career - from an early sonnet to his first wife, M.E. Eldridge (included in his first, unpublished, collection Spindrift in the late 1930s) and an early Iago Prytherch poem published in the Dublin Magazine, to poems which are powerful expressions of the metaphysical meditations of his later years. R.S. Thomas's Uncollected Poems takes its place alongside Collected Poems 1945-1990 (Dent, 1993; Phoenix, 2000), Selected Poems (Penguin, 2003) and Collected Later Poems 1988-2000 (Bloodaxe Books, 2004). It gives readers of R.S. Thomas's work access to much new and fascinating material. Uncollected Poems is a companion volume to R.S. Thomas's Collected Later Poems 1988-2000 (Bloodaxe Books, 2004), the sequel to Collected Poems 1945-1990 (Dent, 1993; Phoenix Press, 2000), which only covers his collections up to Experimenting with an Amen (1986). Collected Later Poems 1988-2000 reprints in full the contents of R.S. Thomas's last five collections, The Echoes Return Slow (Macmillan, 1988: unavailable for many years), and Bloodaxe's Counterpoint (1990), Mass for Hard Times (1992), No Truce with the Furies (1995) and the posthumously published Residues (2002). There is no overlap between the two Bloodaxe editions: none of the poems in Residues, uncollected at the time of his death in 2000, is included in Uncollected Poems.

    Imprint: BLOODAXE BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • UNDER MILKWOOD
    UNDER MILKWOOD
    THOMAS DYLAN
    ISBN: 9781780227245
    Title: UNDER MILKWOOD
    Author: THOMAS DYLAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Commissioned by the BBC, and described by Dylan Thomas as 'a play for voices', UNDER MILK WOOD takes the form of an emotive and hilarious account of a spring day in the fictional Welsh seaside village of Llareggub.

    We learn of the inhabitants' dreams and desires, their loves and regrets. The play introduces us to characters such as Captain Cat who dreams of his drowned former seafellows and Nogood Boyo who dreams of nothing at all. It is a unique and touching depiction of a village that has 'fallen head over bells in love'.

    The First Voice narration reveals the ordinary world of daily happenings and events, while the Second Voice conveys the intimate, innermost thoughts of the fascinating folk of Llareggub.

    There have been myriad productions of UNDER MILK WOOD over the years and Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Elizabeth Taylor, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Tom Jones have all starred in radio, stage or film adaptations.

    Imprint: PHOENIX
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • UNDER MILKWOOD
    UNDER MILKWOOD
    THOMAS DYLAN
    ISBN: 9780297871408
    Title: UNDER MILKWOOD
    Author: THOMAS DYLAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Originally commissioned by the BBC, and described by Dylan Thomas as 'a play for voices', UNDER MILK WOOD takes the form of an emotive and hilarious account of a spring day in the fictional Welsh seaside village of Llareggub. We learn of the inhabitants' dreams and desires, their loves and regrets. The play introduces us to characters such as Captain Cat who dreams of his drowned former seafellows and Nogood Boyo who dreams of nothing at all. It is a unique and touching depiction of a village that has 'fallen head over bells in love'. The First Voice narration reveals the ordinary world of daily happenings and events, while the Second Voice conveys the intimate, innermost thoughts of the fascinating folk of Llareggub.

    This gift edition is beautfully produced, and has a new introduction with quotes from well-known fans of Thomas's work.

    Imprint: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • UNIVERSE LOOKS DOWN
    UNIVERSE LOOKS DOWN
    WALLACE-CRABBE CHRIS
    ISBN: 9781876040741
    Title: UNIVERSE LOOKS DOWN
    Author: WALLACE-CRABBE CHRIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A quest narrative, but a tale in which there can be no 'one' hero. This long poem sails along the coast of ethics and find safe harbour in our hands, our mouths, and our memories.


    Imprint: BRANDL & SCHLESINGER
    RRP: $27.00

    Price: $27.00
  • UNKNOWN UNIVERSITY
    UNKNOWN UNIVERSITY
    BOLANO ROBERTO
    ISBN: 9780330529976
    Title: UNKNOWN UNIVERSITY
    Author: BOLANO ROBERTO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The collected poems of Roberto Bolano, selected and ordered by the author.

    Perhaps surprisingly to some of his fiction fans, Roberto Bolaño touted poetry as the superior art form. When asked, "What makes you believe you're a better poet than a novelist?" Bolaño replied, "The poetry makes me blush less". In 1993, fearing for his health, Bolaño began collecting the poetry he had written since his arrival in Spain in 1977. This bilingual edition of The Unknown University represents the author's definitive work in his preferred medium. With poems written in prose, stories in verse, and flashes of writing that can hardly be categorized, The Unknown University is a showcase of Bolano's gift for freely crossing genres. It confirms once again the undeniable genius of this giant of Latin American literature.

    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • VANISHING POINT
    VANISHING POINT
    PLUNKETT FELICITY
    ISBN: 9780702237218
    Title: VANISHING POINT
    Author: PLUNKETT FELICITY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The moon's face removes itself behind cloud's purdah, the way you must move. Ethical, with what has lodged, and what is to come, fabricated into glitter. Opening with a surreal vision of creativity and mourning, Vanishing Point returns to flakes of desire, memory and dreams. This dynamic collection traces currents of eroticism and the imagination, charting the skeleton of feeling and the blood of beginnings. 'Vanishing Point is a remarkable achievement. Plunkett's range, poise and passion are striking. This is a collection which shows a high order of poetry.' - JULIAN CROFT 'Vanishing Point counterbalances lyrical grace with a wild formalism. Plunkett knows that amazement is hard-won, and her voice is a guide through light and dark, chaos and order.' - ANTHONY LAWRENCE

    Imprint: University of Queensland Press
    RRP: $24.95

    Price: $24.95
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