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    Apathy Is Out: Selected Poems: Ni c

    Sean O Riordain (1916-77) was the most important Irish-language poet of modern times. He revitalised poetry in Irish, combining the world of Irish literature with that of modern English and European literature. His poems address 'the nature of human existence and the place of the individual in a universe without meaning' (Gearoid Denvir).

    Breaking Silence

    First collection by a young Black British poet already well-known on the UK performance circuit and for his work in schools. Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize

    Catulla Et Al

    Second collection summoning up the sensual and scandalous spirit of the Latin poet Catullus but with a female protagonist. Catulla et al was shortlisted for the Roland Mathias Poetry Award (Wales Book of the Year).

    Change in the Air A

    Jane Clarke's third collection is far-reaching and yet precisely rooted in time and place, exploring how people, landscape and culture shape us. Voices of the past and present show courage in the face of poverty, prejudice, war and exile and everyday losses in what is essentially a book of love poems to our beautiful, fragile world.

    Collected Poems

    One of Ireland's leading poets publishes his Collected Poems with an audio CD, drawing on thirteen collections as well as new uncollected poems and song cycles.


    C.K. Williams (1936-2015) was the most challenging American poet of his generation, a poet of intense and searching originality who made lyric sense out of the often brutal realities of everyday life. His poems are startlingly intense anecdotes on love, death, secrets and wayward thought, examining the inner life in precise, daring language.


    Piotr Sommer is one of Poland's leading poets. Continued extends and enlarges the achievement of his earlier Bloodaxe selection, Things to Translate, and spans his whole career to date.



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