Tony Harrison's v. was written during the Miners' Strike of 1984-85 when he visited his parents' grave in a Leeds cemetery and found it vandalised by obscene graffiti. Channel Four's film of v. won the Royal Television Society's Best Original Programme Award and prompted extreme political and media reaction documented in the book's second edition.
Geis was the third collection by one of Ireland's most acclaimed younger poets, winner of the Irish Times Poetry Now Award 2016. It was also a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for the 2016 Pigott Poetry Prize in association with Listowel Writers' Week.
Eleventh collection by one of the best-known poets of Britain and Ireland: poems haunted by mortality, by other worlds and far-flung places, by visitations and violent events like the Spanish Inquisition.
This first comprehensive critical anthology of modern poetry in Irish with English translations forms a sequel to Sean O Tuama and Thomas Kinsella's pioneering anthology, An Duanaire 1600-1900 / Poems of the Dispossessed (1981), but features many more poems in covering the work of 26 poets from the 20th century. Irish-English dual language text.
Work by Belfast poet written since his retrospective Goat's Milk (2015), including poems - sombre and flippant - about having Parkinson's Disease. Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Shortlisted for a National Book Circle Critics Award.
Staying Human is the latest addition to Bloodaxe's Staying Alive series of world poetry anthologies which have introduced many thousands of new readers to contemporary poetry. This fourth volume in the series offers poetry lovers an even broader, international selection, with a strong focus on 21st-century poems addressing current issues.
New collection by leading Albanian poet of work written since her first UK edition, Haywire: New & Selected Poems, was published by Bloodaxe in 2011. Ani Gjika's translation from the Albanian of Luljeta Lleshanaku's Negative Space was shortlisted for the International Griffin Poetry Prize 2019.